ABAA: Altered Cutlery

Imagine my delight in being invited to be Guest Designer for the fabulous Awfully Big Art Adventure challenge blog this week!  Thank you Linda and Rosie!

Altered cutlery has been near and dear to my heart ever since I was inspired by a Jan/Feb Somerset Studio magazine article last year. (I noticed that Charlotte Kemsley has closed her blog, she actually did not have any cutlery on the blog last year.)

My husband is very good at preparing pieces we’ve collected by flattening, bending, cutting and drilling them into shape.


*If you scroll way down on the right side of my blog, you’ll see CATEGORIES, click on ALTERED CUTLERY and you will be able to see all my posts on that topic which include some tips on altering cutlery….as you can see, I’ve started and can’t stop*

cutlery-place-setting*click for closeup view*

“Celebrate”

The “wings” are made of flattened champagne cages (the things we do for art supplies) with silver and gold wire bullion wrapped around them, I added a PW face, some bead dangles,  the word “Celebrate” is glued on with UHU glue stick

celebratesampler2

“FLY”

The “Wings to Fly” knife is close to an example of not needing to bend or drill holes (although there is one hole at the bottom),   plastic coated wire and beads are wrapped with a loop at the top for hanging

fly-sampler

“Medieval Lady”

This flattened spoon pendant has a bit of velvet wrapped around the top, the hand deco in the middle is an odd earring, I beaded the other dangles to tie in with it.

ladyhand-closeup2

Here is an example of an altered teaspoon that was not bent, cut, flattened or drilled, but used ‘as is”.  The grape motive on the handle led me to this…..

wine-spoon

I used gel medium to adhere torn German book text to the spoon, rubbed on a little color, added a wine glass beaded charm (you know the ones everyone made so they could tell who’s glass was who’s when they set them down at a party or gathering).  I then attached some covered green wire and curled it into tendrils, adding the butterfly as the final touch.

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the possibilities are endless….. can’t wait to see everyone’s creations 🙂

33 responses to “ABAA: Altered Cutlery

  1. You were meant for altered cutlery! These are fantastic. I know it has been a while since any comments but am still enjoying all your creativity and inspiration every day! xoxoxoxo

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  2. Beautiful work, Patty. I can hardly wait to try this one, myself.
    Congrats on being guest designer.
    Nancy

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  3. Your altered cutlery is awesome Patty, this will be a great challenge. I have altered spoons before but nothing like this, now i am really inspired 🙂

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  4. Thanks for inspiring us all Patty – these pieces are fabulous! I hadn’t thought of collaging all over a spoon – but I will be trying it soon…
    Linda
    *oxo*

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  5. Very inspiring -now, let’s see if I can get one done!!!!:>)

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  6. hi patty
    these are wonderful!!!
    i love that you did a whole dinner set
    i think my fav is the fork-very cool
    they are all great
    thanks for sharing
    enjoy your day
    tabby 🙂

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  7. Hi Patty, love all your altered cutlery, I particularly like your celebrate fork and the one with the grape motif. Great Big Art Adventure challenge.
    Sue

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  8. Patty these are really striking. Your work is stunning. I love your Cutlery.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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  9. I was thrilled to see you were the guest at ABAA this week. I so adore your cutlery and its always great to see your latest pieces.
    Thanks for your inspiration Patty. Wonderful artwork and totally unique x

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  10. Oh Patty! I love your altered cutlery, stunning!!

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  11. Beautiful work Patty – great inspiration

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  12. What a super challenge Patty… I can’t thank you enough for the fun I had this evening – heehee! Only you could make an entire place setting! I really have to collect some forks now, ‘cos I’m hooked again!! =)

    You just keep jingling my bells! ;o)

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  13. Love it Patty. Very very beautiful as always!

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  14. Oh, Patty these are super lovely, such beauty.

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  15. You were definitely made for altered cutlery and the grape spoon is my fav!

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  16. Patty, these cutlery creations are amazing, as usual! You are the Queen of Altered Cutlery, and I bow before you 😉
    I thought of you the other day, because I found some forks, spoons and butter knives at the antique store, and grabbed them up! Can’t wait to play with them…though, I need your husband to train MY husband in the art of cutlery preparing 😉

    Great work! Love it!

    Your fan,
    Roberta

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  17. I always admired your altered cutlery! These are gorgeous pieces – as always. Wonderful work!!!!

    Dagmar from Germany

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  18. Patty your pieces are wonderful, really inspiring!!

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  19. How wonderful!! I absolutely love your altered cutlery, it’s so creative! : )

    I am thinking altered cutlery jewelry, is that actually possible? I’m sure it’ll do great on Etsy ;D

    oh, and congrats on being a guest designer!

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  20. Fantastic pieces Patty and a great challenge. Congratulations on being the ‘guest designer’

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  21. oh Patty !!! they are fabulous !!! I love them all !!!!!

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  22. patty!! it’s incredible!! you are so clever!! lol!! i ‘m going tio try … but it will not as beautiful than yours!!! thank you so much!! i’ve just learn somthing new with you!! thank YOU!! xoxoxox

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  23. Fabulous!! Muß ja mal ein anderes Wort nehmen, lach!! 😉

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  24. patty!! it’s ok.. i’ve just finishd my entry.. it’s on my blog .. many thanks for showing us that amazing art!!! i put a link ti your blog on my favorites!!

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  25. it’s absolutely beautiful

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  26. c’est magnifique ! tellement magique …

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  27. oh wow!fabulous Patty, love the beading too . This isnt something ive tried but it looks like fun,Jenxo

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  28. Such a good idea. Lovely i’ve seen that in a former cloth paper and scissors, yours are gorgeous ! love them

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  29. Patty, Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. I love the spoon with the wine opener.lol

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  30. I love all your altered cutlery so much !
    Gorgeous & marvelous.
    Never thought the folk and spoon can be turned out to be such beautiful art.
    I have my first try (on my blog) . But I wonder how to drill holes on the folk and spoon.

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  31. wow…fabulous idea… so beautiful !!
    I love your artwork

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  32. I love love love it , this is great !
    Love Rini

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