Sunday, August 24, 2014

Spoon Ring Sizing: How can a spoon ring be a size 4 OR a size 12?

Hello out there internet!

  As a service to our wonderful customers, fans, and friends, we would like to begin a series to address frequently asked questions about our spoon rings.

 To start this series off, we would like to answer common questions about sizing. Many people wonder how the same spoon ring is available in a size 4, or a size 12. "Do you stretch the metal a bunch? Do you have many rings available in this design?" Good questions. Let's get down to the details:

- Size 4 to size 12: Our rings are open ended. They are very adjustable for this reason, and the wrap around design we use allows it to be worn at small ring sizes, or very large ring sizes. This is excellent news for people who tend to fluctuate in ring size over time. Your ring can fit to your specific finger!

New York Spoon Ring in Sterling Silver (Showing the "Wraparound "style)

- How is it done? We use our ring mandrel in our workshop to "open" the rings up in size, or "close" the ring "in" for a smaller fit. Here is a photo showing the same ring at vastly different sizes:

Here is one of our most popular designs at a size 4 

And at a size 7

And here is a size 10

 To show you the difference in look from our "chunkier" vs. more petite rings, we have a few more examples. First off, the petite rings cannot be sized up quite as much, but still have a good range.

Petite Ring at a size 5

Petite Ring ar a size 8

 All this is to say that these rings are extremely versatile! If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to message us via our Etsy store.

 Thanks so much for reading, have a good day!

Spoonier Team

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer is upon us! A snapshot of the Spoonier Team

Hello again to our fellow spoon aficionados!

 Summer is just around the corner and we are excited to get new projects up to speed, get outdoors, and enjoy time with friends and family. As we take a look at the year, we notice how busy we have been in our Etsy shop and elsewhere, and are reminded of the importance of taking breaks from the grind.

 That breath of fresh air is just enough to feel a taste of sweet liberation, while gathering inspiration to bring to all of our current projects. I thought I would take a moment in this month's blog to feature snippets of what everyone is up to at team Spoonier. Working from home has been a life changing journey: a lesson in hard work and reaping the wonderful rewards.

 Since the inception of Spoonier circa 2010, the meager beginnings of spoon ring production has blossomed to support the interests of a team of 3 people, with additional handmade production help as needed during busy seasons. Tami and Mike are located in Denver, CO and have many projects going from their home base including Spoonier, Celtic Eternity, and A Brass Lens. I can hardly believe they do all these things at once! Spoonier continues to manufacture the best collection of vintage sterling silver spoon rings on the planet! (If you find a better selection, please show us, we enjoy a good competition.)

 Tami Miller oversees production, quality control, and is the voice behind the conversations happening in our Spoonier and Celtic Ring Store. Thousands of satisfied customers and going! Tami has 2 beautiful children and spends time helping them have the best childhood possible. When she isn't on the bench or working from home, you can find her on a dance floor busting moves in goth clubs. I've seen it people, she's amazing!

Mike and Tami on a FL beach!

 JUNE's birth flower is the ROSE, check out our selection of rose spoon rings here. We still have an amazing selection of incredibly detailed floral rings, check out a few stellar rose patterns here:

Bridal Rose Pattern by Alvin Co, Sterling Silver Spoon Ring circa 1903

 The rose is an iconic flower in the West and traditionally symbolizes love, beauty, purity, and gratitude.

Celtic Wedding Ring Design, Trinity Knot in 10k Gold

 Mike Tobias is a man of many interests, and has by all means poured his heart and soul into creating a business model that we can all work for and live the independent lives we are after. His main project for some time has been buying and selling camera gear on A Brass Lens. Check out his store, it is very popular among camera enthusiasts!  In his off time Mike can be found working on his off grid home, enjoying amazing food, finding things NO ONE else can, and spending time with his girlfriend Tami.

 An example of  Mike's camera gear for sale can be found here:

Vintage Goerz 120mm Lens for Large Format Camera 

 The last member of the core crew is Josh Wendler, who co-founded Spoonier and many Celtic designs with Mike 5 years ago starting in Fort Collins CO then Chicago IL, then came back to Denver CO to train Tami before planting roots in the Bay Area in California. He recently made a new home in Oakland, California with a wonderful metalsmith roommate! They have a rad studio together where Josh helps with spoon rings and bracelet production. He also helps stone setting projects as we expand our skill sets for our unique ring selection.

Ruby Flush set into a vintage Silver Spoon Ring

Josh in the CA redwoods

 We are all so incredibly fortunate to be able to work from home and pursue what we love. Growing onward and upward is a tough process, and a lot of work- but I personally am very grateful to be able to work, live, and play handmade. Thank you for reading this, if you have ideas on anything spoon ring related, something you want to share, or just share a cool story, feel free to reach out to me personally: metal (dot) wendler (at) gmail (dot) com.

 Have an awesome day, more news soon! 

Spoonier Team

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sterling Lasts Longer Than Flowers: Save 12% for Mothers Day at Spoonier!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!

We have been busy as usual at Spoonier, but would love to interact with you more often. First off, if you are taking the time to read this, THANK YOU! We create content and love to offer specials to our loyal customers who make this worthwhile. Everyday when we get the chance to work from home and do something we love, it is an experience we are truly grateful for. We cannot thank you enough!

 That being said, we hope to have more blog content on a more regular basis. So if you have an idea, something you would be interested in seeing jewelry wise, or perhaps even a contest idea- please let us know in the comments section!

 May is right around the corner, and you know what that means. Mother's day is nearly here! May 11th, get your Mom something unique this year. All our spoon rings are 100% sterling silver, commemorating a longstanding tradition of Silversmithing art throughout the US and Europe. For a limited time only, don't forget to use the coupon code 12FORMOM for 12% off any purchase! 

 The Lily is the official birth flower of May, so we decided to dedicate this Mother's day edition of our blog to the unique lily patterns we have available at Spoonier. You can view our limited Lily's available at the moment right here, and you can view our entire collection of jewelry here! Here is a spread of what we have in stock, although we are updating our inventory constantly! Message us on Etsy if your favorite is sold and you would like one made to order.

Lovely Easter Lily Sterling Silver Spoon Ring, Hand Crafted Reproduction of an Alvin pattern circa 1900!

Cala Lily Sterling Silver Spoon Ring in Art Nouveau Style

Lily Spoon Ring in Sterling Silver, Frontenac Pattern circa 1903! 

Lily of the Valley Spoon Ring in Sterling Silver, Gorham pattern circa 1950

Pond Lily Spoon Ring in Sterling Silver, Reproduction of a Shiebler pattern circa 1902

 Hundreds more jewelry pieces available in our store, be sure to take a look. 
 We appreciate your readership, looking forward to comments on what content you want to see in the spoon ring and vintage jewelry universe.  

Have a good week~

Team Spoonier

Mike and Tami
Owner, Maker, Designer
Mike and Tami are High school sweethearts from northern Colorado, who have come together with Josh,(co-worker in the line of custom wedding rings, great friend and jewelry artist) to help upcycle antique spoons into Stunning Sterling Jewelry!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

100's of New Vintage Silver Jewelry Items Coming to Spoonier

Hello out there!

 We here at Spoonier are pleased to report our findings from the Tucson Gem show in February. We were on the hunt for lots of new silver items. Other than our usual Spoon ring collection, we were very excited to be able to collect 100's of vintage silver items to add to our Etsy store. We will be slowly listing these over the next month, so keep an eye out in March and April~

 Of these new items, the collection of vintage items looks a little something like this:

100 vintage sterling silver rings:

So many rings! 

We love Filigree

28 vintage sterling pendants and necklaces:

Tons of new pendants! 

23 vintage sterling silver bracelets:

Fairy Pendant and Blue Bead Bracelet (Lapis Lazuli) 
32 vintage pairs of sterling earrings:

Lots of different styles available~

11 vintage sterling silver pins:

 We will list these all over time, keep an eye out in our store. If you would like to see when we list the newest batch of silver items, please follow us on:

Instagram: @spoonier

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

All Celtic Rings on Sale in Celebration of St. Patricks Day!

Hello all!

Wedding Set
 50% off ALL Celtic Rings from Spoonier's shop in celebration of St. Patrick's Day! All rings on sale through April 3rd, 2014. Please check out our Celtic Ring section as we consider it a clearance sale. We would be happy to see all these rings find a good home.
Infinity Knot Sterling Silver Celtic Ring with Rubies

 50% off!
Nian-Lamm knot in Sterling Silver 

Happy March Everyone!