Friday, June 3, 2011

Stamping Silver Plate Spoons

I love this!! I am now making bracelets from silver plate spoons, something I've been planning on doing for over a year, but got too involved in other projects.

First, I anneal the spoon and then pound the heck out of it with a hammer until it's flat!! (Tee Hee!! That part is so much fun!!!) Then I stamp it with metal stamps and mark and drill holes on each end. Then comes the tough part, bending the spoon! But, alas, all is not lost! I bought a bracelet bender on eBay last year, which makes this project 100x easier!! Add charms, jump rings and a clasp and Viola!!