Words of late artist Frank Howell...I totally relate!


"There are few days off and no retirement from this entanglement of knowledge, passion and vision that will be molded and converted into creative expression. There are no guarantees of acceptance, understanding or reward, but...the noise inside the mind never ceases. I will paint today, tonight and for as many tomorrows as I am given..." Words of the late artist Frank Howell...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Closer Look--Silver Plated Smashed Spoon Necklaces

I shared a quick look at a couple of these silver plated spoon necklaces a few days ago in a Fab Fashion Friday post.  I have finally finished the series, which consisted of six spoons I bought at an estate sale, and they will be going into the shop on Wednesday.  

I wish I could find more of these old soup spoons, but they are just rare.  Silver plated teaspoons are plentiful, but the end result is more of an oval shape, and I'm going for something closer to round for my necklaces.  As soon as I find more spoons, there will be more necklaces...

For this simple but grungy look, I've mixed a variety of metals with the silver plated spoons. Giving the pieces a professional and finished look is a copper eyelet through which I've threaded a long strand of black polished leather string (29") that is hand-tied at the nape of the neck.   A bronze colored bead completes the look.  The finished piece slips easily over the head creating a casual jewelry statement.


AMAZING GRACE



A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES. (Sold)


ENJOY THE JOURNEY. (Sold)
  


LIFE ITSELF IS THE MOST WONDERFUL FAIRY TALE.


LOVE IS FRIENDSHIP SET ON FIRE.


WHEN WORDS FAIL MUSIC SPEAKS.



If you see these on the blog and would like to make a purchase, you can  email me at judypimperl@yahoo.com.  Each piece is $35.  Update:  I have lots more spoons now, so just let me know if I can do a custom piece for you!

Thanks for checking in today!  I appreciate each and every reader and as always, I hope you've seen something that made you smile or inspired you in some way.  I hope you'll come back again soon.



Just wanted to add an update...I returned from Birmingham late yesterday...I'm afraid the trip to Juju Queen's Junk in Mobile will have to wait until tomorrow...I am tired.  The necklaces will be available then, shortly after noon.  Also, please note, ENJOY THE JOURNEY has sold.


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15 comments:

  1. I bought a big bag of silverplate hoping there would be a soup spoon in the bunch, but there wasn't. I'm still looking! I have something I want you to put on a spoon for me.

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    1. Thanks for looking for me! I will be happy to do a spoon for you when you find one.

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  2. I LOVE these Judy! I will be emailing you :)
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you, Jenna. It makes my heart sing when people with good taste tell me they like my pieces! lol

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  3. These are great Judy...I love the inspirational sayings.
    Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters

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    1. Thank you so much, Dorene! I really appreciate the sweet comment. There are so many wonderful sayings that I could put on the spoons, if only I could find a whole bunch of them!

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  4. Please save the dream is a wish your heart makes for me!!!

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    1. Okay. I'm holding it! Thank you, Kim.

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    1. Thank you, Gigi! I appreciate you jumping over and making a nice comment!
      Judy

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  6. Love the rustic look and the addition of the copper eyelet.

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    1. Thank you Betsy! Wow, I'm honored that you like it...I've admired your work for a long time!

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  7. So unique. I love the look of stamping on silver. I have a key chain similar to this. Love the Amazing Grace necklace.

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    1. Thank you, AnnMarie! Maybe I should make some keychains...hmmm.
      Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me for a little while. I appreciate it.

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