This is an 8" long copper serving spoon with a leafy foldformed handle and three fine silver rivets (although the pieces are also soldered.) I've been wanting to make a spoon. Sometimes an idea just won't go away, like a song you can't get out of your head. This one may or may not cure me-- not sure yet if it's out of my system or just the first of a series of (hopefully improved) spoon trials. I don't want to rain on my own parade but there is room for improvement.
The other day I bought some crazy things in a thrift store to use as forms and stakes for shaping metal. One of those things was a wooden Mancala game board. If you're not familiar with Mancala, click here to see what the board looks like. When I saw it, I thought "spoon!" and so I paid my two bucks and that's what I used to form the bowl portion of the spoon.
This is the type of shopping I love to do. It's a kind of MacGyver shopping viewpoint where the intended function of an item is moot, and all you see are shapes and raw materials. If you aren't old enough to know about MacGyver, a link probably won't help. Suffice to say, it makes any shopping trip a creative adventure.
Maybe next week I'll be back to posting jewelry. Thanks for sticking with me to find out :-)
Sue Lacy Wired
This began as a hobbyist's blog.
Over time it became a quest to support & connect metalsmiths around the globe who use foldforming techniques in their work.
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