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