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ReFound Makes: The Loving Spoonful's handcrafted jewellery from spoons

ReFound Makes: The Loving Spoonful's handcrafted jewellery from spoons

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In the latest of The Patchwork Quill's series on ReFound's talented artists, John Bird of Loving Spoonful takes us through his fascinating process of turning beautiful silver spoons into even-more-beautiful jewellery.

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1. Pliers,side cutters,wire-end caps and beads are used in the first stage.

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2. All beads and end caps are threaded unto the wire and the access wire removed with the side cutters.

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3. The end caps are soldered on.

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4. The spoon is cut using a disc cutter power tool.

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5. The stem of the spoon is bent to receive the chain using cone shaped pliers.

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6. The bowl of the spoon is compressed in a machine vice.

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7. The beads are glued inside the compressed spoon.

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8. The completed pendant with silver plated belcher chain.

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Such a simple process, with such elegant results! If you are interested in seeing John's pieces for yourself, or any of ReFound's delightful jewellery and homewares, they are hosting a Christmas drinks party this Thursday with a 10% discount on purchases made that evening.

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