I never get tired of sharing Mitzi Curi's new creations. Simplistic but trendy, sharing the past with the current, one of the best parts of what I call "New Vintage Jewelry".
She's made excellent use of vintage bibs and bobs and found items as well as old chain. Here is another photo of a different "crop" of spoon pendants:
I think I recognize a few of the bibs and bobs in that batch, LOL.
Mitzi is an antiques dealer so she is very good at making use of what she has on hand without causing harm to anything valuable---as she knows the difference. In my opinion, that is what the best of New Vintage Jewelry makers do. They are well aware of what they have, they make use of the viable parts and they fill in with vintage look materials such as we carry at B'sue Boutiques
I LOVE messing around with old spoons..... this pendant was made with an old spoon that I sawed off, drilled and then beat flat.....and then you can see how I took it from there:
A mix of old and new!
Here is the handle of an old spoon that I made into a pendant....and an old rusty locket that I topped with Iced Enamels and Resin...and some other broken jewelry bits.
Of course at our website we have the brass spoons, which may cost a tad more than scarfing up old silverplated flatware....but OH so much easier to work with.
We even have them in silver now:
Here is a link:
We have BUNCHES in raw brass, some only 95 cents each...you can colorize them yourself, and you can cut them like butter with our metal shears:
Find them here:
If you don't have a pair of these run and get them....I can't live without them!
Spoon jewelry has been done for eons and is a barrel of fun. Here's a video I made about using the brass spoons:
If you want to make your jewelry with the old flatware, you will need a jeweler's saw, a heavy drill and a visegrips to turn the handle....the stuff is TOUGH and it will take a bit of time to prep them.
They both have their place!
So go and have some fun with old spoons.....and let me know how it goes!