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Vintage Spoon Pendants

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Turn old thrift store spoons into these adorable Vintage Spoon Pendants.  These cute DIY pendants are great to give as gifts and are a fun way to play around with all your favorite beads, baubles, odds, and ends.  The great thing about vintage jewelry patterns like this is that no one is like the other, so you can create original pieces for all your friends and family members.  This pendant is truly one of a kind, and is a great way to reuse grandma's old jewelry or an old spoon that you stumble upon in your junk drawer.

Vintage Spoon Pendants

Materials:

  • Assorted spoons
  • Various beads, buttons, and baubles
  • Adhesive
  • Chain or black cord

 


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Instructions:

  1. I started with assorted spoons:

    Vintage Spoon Pendant
     
  2. The spoons can be put in a vise grip and partially bent, then cut with a hack saw.  Finish bending after cutting to make a loop for the chain:

    Vintage Spoon Pendant
     
  3. I always use E-6000 glue for such projects.  The proper way to use E-6000 is to apply the glue to the area, then slide your item onto the glued area.  It creates a better bond to slide the item rather than simply placing it onto the glued area.
     
  4. Some of the items I glued into the spoons were earrings with the backs removed.  Some of the other bits were small brooches.  The pinbacks can be easily removed with wire clippers.

    Vintage Spoon Pendant
     
  5. The pendants would look fine on a simple black cord or silver ball chain.  A more elaborate beaded chain could be used too.  The possibilities are endless!

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These are lovely and very ingenious. Great job! Love 'em!!

E6000 glue can be found at any craft store. I see it at a lot of other stores too. Look in the glue section or in hardware too.

i have aother way to use plastic spooms.cut a 12inch circle from a foam board cut the handles from the spoons and use a 8 inch mirror in the middle glue the spoons around the mirror and you have a mirror flower you can do this in a lot of colors it takes about 85 spoons

You can see the same thing all over pinterest

I must say I love your spoons, here is another idea which my Aunt did several years ago, She took a spoon that meant something to each of us, and had key rings made from them. Saw off the spoon, just the way you did, put on a good key ring circle, and viola, you have a beautiful key ring. Try it. Thanks again, I love these vintage projects. BB

I like the look of the finished pendants. What would be the best way to keep them clean? It looks like it might be difficult to get around/in between some of the attached items.

R there any pictures of the project, all I see are video advertisements.

Several years ago, I made angels out of the spoon handles, using the handle for the body, and adding wings and halos from a jewelry craft site. I put a pin on the back.

where does one find E600 glue?

sorry.. E-6000?

Walmart carries it in a 2 oz. tube or a package with 3 smaller tubes.

I have a spoon handle keychain fob as a leftover from a spoon. The ring idea sounds great! I love the pendant idea too. It looks very creative and simple at the same time.

What a great idea for the bowl of the spoon. We used to make rings out of the handles. This was in the '70's. We called them spoon rings.

Love this idea! And we have a hack saw....and lots of other tools! I love tools! And i love E-6000!! Thanks for sharing!

Many years ago my mother and I made rings using the handle end of spoons. There was some sanding involved to the cut end. We used a piece of pluming pipe and a small hammer to shape the handle into a ring shape letting the end be the decorative top of the ring. The ring was adjustable to fit. This could go good with the pendents!

Neat idea. But I would also like to see some ideas for using the cut-off part (handles) of the old spoons. Sometimes they have very decorative patterns.

A great idea but I don't know too many people that have a hacksaw that they can just whip out and use for such a purpose. I'd be more likely to do this craft if it were based on standard jewelry-making tools.

Don't let the lack of a tool stop you from doing this craft if it appeals to you. A hacksaw need not be expensive; you can purchase one for under $10. For about $15, you can get 10 replacement blades, which you will want if you start using a hacksaw on a regular basis. In fact, I would buy the saw and the extra blades at the same time, so when the blade is worn enough to no longer be useful, I could replace it immediately. The saw blades do bend, break and just plain wear out, which should be expected. Yes, there are more expensive saws, but you don't need the more expensive tool for this purpose.

i think this is wonderful please send these ideas to my hot mail bakalar47@hotmail.com because im closing my gmail account

OK thrift stores here I come. Going to get old vintage spoons and make a bunch up. My 101yo mother passed away in Nov and I have all her old jewelry. I am going to make up pendents for all her granddaughters, great granddaughters, great great granddaughters and great great great granddaughters. Yes, count them up there was a 6 generation in our family and all female. I think this will be a great way for all of them to have something from her. :D

swjo75 8647670 - if you bought a cheap little dremmel tool it has various ends that will smooth the spoons sharp edge.

They have to be beautiful

I really really like this idea, a quick and very pretty way to make a lot of C'mas presents, and course several for me Thanks

I like this very much and would like to make some of these. After you used a hacksaw to cut off the excess spoon handle, how did you smooth the cut area?

Victorian jewelry is so very popular and these very cleverly done spoons are perfect for craft shows, flea markets, and/or thrift stores

This is something that I will have to try..I have some silver vintage spoons.

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