Spoon rings are a jewelry project you can create. The spoon ring is an interesting item, because although it is still popular today, it actually has a fairly long history. In the seventeenth century, English servants who married began the tradition of crafting wedding rings from stolen bits of silverware, since they couldn’t afford a proper ring.
There are many spoon rings still in existence today that were made from some nobleman’s dinner settings. As settlers traveled to new places like North America and Australia, they brought their traditions with them. The spoon ring seems to have lost popularity for a while, but then saw a resurgence in the 1960s during the peace movement, and are still popular today. You can make your own easily and wear it yourself or give it to a friend.
Silver Spoon Rings
Silver spoon rings were popular many years ago but can still be found for sale still at craft fairs and from some street jewelry vendors. They’re an easy craft to make because silver is quite malleable. You can make a silver spoon ring from an old antique spoon handle or just an old spoon you find laying around the house. Choose a pipe or mandrel that is about the same circumference as your ring finger. This will help you shape the handle to fit your finger. Cut away your spoon bowl, using the hacksaw.
Make Silver Spoon Rings
File the end of the spoon handle until it is smooth. File the rest of the spoon handle until smooth as well. Place the pipe or mandrel against your spoon handle. Use the pliers to wrap a small piece around the pipe. Holding the spoon handle in place against the pipe, use the mallet to curve it around the pipe. Continue hitting the spoon handle with the mallet until it fits well around the pipe or mandrel. Slip your new ring off the pipe or mandrel and sand it down, using an emery board or file. Polish the ring, using silver polish and a clean rag.