Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Make Your Spoon Into a Ring!

We have been taking custom requests for quite some time now, but it is high time to publish an official "how to" behind the process. It is quite simple, and a very affordable way to create custom jewelry for you and your friends.

New Feature in our store!

 Since we have a setup for bending spoon rings, we are offering to turn your vintage sterling flatware into unique and beautiful jewelry. A wonderful way to turn your family's heirlooms into wearable art! The process is simple on your part, (assuming the spoon is bendable), you simply send us your sterling spoon and we send you back a ring at your requested size. Here are just a few things to keep in mind before making a ring:

 Pricing: OPTION (A): $20/spoon ring
               OPTION (B) $15/spoon ring if we can keep the sterling silver bowl.
 Material: You supply the spoon(s)- but in order for us to bend them they must be stamped sterling silver. Plated stainless steel is very stiff and difficult to work with.

 Size: Two considerations here: 1) Please provide your desired ring sizes. And 2) to ensure your ring can be bent to that size the spoon should be at least 5.5" long, and fairly thin to be bent properly.

 Shipping/Mailing your item(s): If you meet these requirements, message us on Etsy and we will send you an address to ship your items to. Please allow 2-3 weeks turnaround time as our production queue is very busy making rings for our store.

 All our rings are finished with a patina to darken and give an "antique look," then brushed to make the patina really pop. All sterling jewelry will naturally burnish (get shinier) with wear, and looks very attractive as a ring.

 To get a better idea about the process, you can see our video on "How to Make a Spoon Ring," here:

 If you have any further questions, please message us on Etsy and we would be glad to answer them.  Thanks for your time, have a great day!

Josh and Mike


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Store Section: Antique Spoons and Flatware

We are happy to announce a new section of our Spoonier store, which showcases rare and unique sterling silver spoons. Normally we are happy to turn these antique spoons into rings, but these are antique spoons that are either in too good condition for us to use (ie, they're worth more as spoons), are too difficult to bend or wouldn't make good spoon rings. Nonetheless, they are patterns that are lovely and very hard to find.

 To browse all our available unbent spoons, click here

 Here are a few examples of the items we have for the debut of this section: (Click on any item to view the listing!) 
Antique Sterling Spoon with Art Nouveau Figural Goddess, by Fessenden

Detail of bowl Fessenden bowl, featuring Garden of the Gods Engraving 

Antique Sterling Spoon, Alvin Raphael butter knife and spoon Art Nouveau set 
Antique Sterling Silver Japanese Snake spoon set of 5

Antique Vintage Tiffany's Sterling Silver Spoon with Walking Child

 We will have more unique spoon rings to add to our collection this month as well, be sure to keep an eye out! Thanks for reading, have an awesome day~