Sunday, December 4, 2011

spoon ring tutorial


1/22/12 Update: Many of you have been having trouble coming across sterling silver in your local thrift stores.  One place you can always find it is on ebay, but you will be paying more for the silverware.  You should be able to find a sterling silver fork or spoon for about $10-$15 on ebay, so if you are having no luck and are really wanting to make a ring, I'd suggest shopping there.

4/2/12 Update:  For a printable of the instructions and to see the updated photo tutorial, click here.

12/10/12 Update: To see video snippets of the tutorial, click here
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Here it is ladies and gents - the highly anticipated spoon ring tutorial!  Before I get started, I just want to say how incredibly excited I am to have all you lovely new readers over here, and if you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know!  So without further ado, I give you, the tutorial: 


Things you will need:
  • Spoon (or fork) of your choosing - make SURE it is sterling silver
  • Metal cutter, hacksaw, or jewelry saw
  • File or sandpaper
  • Dowel or ring mandrel
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Hammer or mallet (optional)
  • Butane torch (optional)

1. The first thing you are going to want to do is to decide what type of ring you want to make.  You can either make one that wraps up your finger (top image), or you can make one that wraps around itself (bottom image).  The one you choose determines the length of the handle (longer for the one that wraps up your finger).  For future reference, we'll call the rings that wrap up your finger "type 1" and the kind that wrap around itself "type 2."

Type 1


Type 2


2. Once you have picked out the type of ring to make, you then have to pick out your silverware of choice.  To find mine, I just went to a local thrift store where I got these for around 10 cents each.  When you do go buy your silverware, make sure it is sterling silver and not stainless steel (it will say on the back of the spoon).  I didn't realize this at first, so my first attempt (pictured below), was with a stainless steel fork, and let's just say, it didn't work too well.  You'll know it's sterling silver if it says "900" or "925" on the back. 



3. The next thing you will want to do is to measure your finger.  One of the easiest ways to do this is by simply cutting a strip of paper, wrapping it around your finger, and marking where it overlaps.  If you are making the type 2 ring, add an extra 1/4 in or so for the overlap.  If you are making the type 1 ring, this step isn't as crucial because you will just continue wrapping it until you've used all of the handle of your silverware. 


4. For this next step you will need your saw or metal cutter.  If you are making type 1, cut the handle right above the bowl.  For type 2, cut the handle at whatever length you measured in Step 3.


5. File the cut end with either a metal file or a coarse grit sandpaper.  Work your way down to a fine grit sand paper to get a super-smooth finish. 


6. Now comes the fun (or frustrating!) part - bending the spoon.  There are several ways to accomplish this.  You can bend it around the dowel using shear force, you can hammer it around the dowel, or you can use a butane torch to heat it up before you bend it.  I found this little butane torch for $7 at Home Depot.  However, when I actually got the right kind of fork (sterling silver), I was able to bend it with just my hands.   


If you do use a hammer, I recommend wrapping some sort of cloth (a dishtowel folded in half works well) around the head of the hammer and securing it in place with a rubber band.  This will help to protect the metal from scratches.  

If you torch it, you'll have to heat it up for awhile...but make sure you don't let it start glowing orange. 

7. This last step is optional, but if you so desire, you can polish or buff the ring for a shiny finish. 



If you have any questions, please let me know...good luck!

128 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for your tutorial all week! Thanks so much!

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  2. You're welcome, Ashley! Hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Great tutorial! And if you got sterling silver flatware for ten cents you got the deal of the century. Seriously. Go back and buy all they have. Silver is almost $33 an ounce right now.

    I usually pay one to two dollars for antique and vintage silver PLATED silverware, so if that's what you bought it's still a really good deal. Most of the silver plate is over brass. Most stainless steel will stick to a magnet so I test mine that way. I use the magnet on my cell phone case 'cause it's handy.

    I did manage to bubble the plate a little by getting one of the spoons too hot when I annealed it with the torch so that's something to watch for with the plated silverware. So far I've only done bracelets. I'm looking forward to doing a ring.

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  4. Nice Kristen I looked last night at a blog that was way to complected.This is so easy!!!As for the silver ware I have enough to make a good number of pieces.Been collecting it for years to make a wind-chime finally had enough and low and be hold found at the local thrift store for pennies!! Now I will make Rings

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  5. Leslie - Thank you for all the great tips...especially about not letting them get to hot! Definitely helpful! I will have to go back and raid the store of all its silver :)

    Deb - A silverware wind chime is such a neat idea! Good luck with the rings!

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  6. Thank you Kristen for posting this! After reading it I think I will get hubby involved so I don't hurt myself - LOL!

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  7. This is awesome! I got a spoon ring heirloom from a great-grandmother and I've always wondered how it was made! This will definitely be my next project! Thank you so much for this tutorial!

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  8. I'm confused how the small end of the wrap around ring still looks pretty in the picture if it's just hacked off??

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  9. LowryM - the end picture was from my second attempt (the first one pictured was the stainless steel fork that didn't turn out). For the first one I was going to do the type of ring that just wrapped around itself, but for the second one, I decided to try the other way. Sorry for the confusion :)

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  10. I'm with LowryM. Did the sandpaper create the rounded effect on the cut end of the silverware?

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  11. Hi Autumn - I think I should have posted of the whole process of my second attempt because it would have been more clear, especially since I switched the types I was making...so sorry about that! But this is how I got the rounded look:

    -Right above the bowl of the spoon the handle had some decor and started to widen to turn into the bowl (what you see in the final picture)
    -I cut once straight across right below the decoration
    -I then made two smaller cuts at 45 degree angles (so the cut end looked like half of a hexagon when done)
    -I used a metal file to round out the corners from my three cuts

    You could just file it round, but I found it to be easier to make the other two cuts so I didn't have to file so much.

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  12. Hello Kirsten!
    Your tutorial about creating this ring is amazing! I have pinned it to my Pinterest crafts collection and now I am wondering how to find time in my husbands busy schedule so that he (he loves to work patiently on details) has time to make me (at least) one such ring. Meanwhile I am off to thrift store to find the design that speaks to my heart. Thank you for sharing this tutorial! I am excited about the idea of getting such jewelry piece from my husband :-)

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  13. thanks so much!!!! i'm excited to try!

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  14. how do you know how big to make the ring so it fits? maybe I just need to try it, but I don't entirely understand how to make sure it isn't to big or too small.

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  15. Hi Whitney - great question! There are two ways to make sure it fits:
    1. Get a dowel that is about the same size as your finger.
    2. If you have a ring mandrel, wrap the piece of paper that you measured your finger with around the mandrel (because it's tapered) and mark the point on it where the paper fits. Then wrap the ring around that point.

    Also, if you are just bending it using shear force, you can just bend it around your finger or continually bend it until it fits. Hope this helps! :)

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  16. I received this comment, but because it was from unknown, it is not showing up. I thought you all could benefit from it so here it is:


    Unknown has left a new comment on your post "New Uses for Old Silverware":

    This is brilliant and I cannot wait to try. Especially after reading you spent a whole $7 on a torch! I thought it would be much more of an investment. My only questions are : where is the best place to find a cheaper metal file, and also how can you avoid the silverware from bubbling? Or rather, what is a standard amount of time to heat them for? Thank you so much!


    Answer: You can find a file at any home improvement store. I had one that I used, but I know you can get them for under $10 at Home Depot (or I'm sure Menards or Lowes).

    Also, the amount of time you heat them for depends on how hot the torch is. The small, $7 torch that I bought (you will also have to buy the butane which is like $3), doesn't get nearly as hot as larger torches. So, for the smaller ones, you need to keep it on there for longer than you would with the larger torches. As for the bubbling, I didn't have a problem with it, but mine also didn't completely start glowing. I would say heat it and periodically check to see if it can be bent yet. Let me know if there are any other questions!

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  17. Hi there. This is so exciting! Where do you buy dowels? Thanks for posting this. I know what people are getting for Xmas now!

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  18. Greendipiti - you can get dowels at pretty much any craft or home improvement store.

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  19. This is sooo wonderful! Saw this on pinterest & had to come over here to get the full scoop! Can't wait to try this. Thanks!

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  20. Yay! I'm so excited about this! I've seen tutorials before but they are always complicated but you make it sound easy! One question though - do you bend it around the dowel with pliers after you heat it with the torch or do you use heat proof gloves? I'm a bit clumsy when it comes to burning myself so I was just wondering what would be the best way to go about it :) Thanks!

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    1. Some advice, if you don't mind my intrusion... Metal that has been annealed (heated to just before orange) and left to cool slowly will stay pretty soft and easy to work with. It's far safer to work with it cool. When bending use two pair of chain nose or flat nose (never round) pliers (one in each hand)being careful not scar the metal. A little pickle solution from a jewelry supplier(not the edible kind) will remove the black(oxidation) from the silver. When it comes out of the pickle it will have a white coating that can easily be buffed away.

      Now that you have a butane torch... you can solder, too.

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    2. Ok, I need to ask something, are you talking silver plated or sterling silver spoons?
      I haven't found a sterling silver spoon or fork anywhere. Can silver plated be used ?
      And heated s well?

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    3. You can use silver plated as well!

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  21. Ashelyjoy - I just used the pliers to bend it around, but heat proof gloves would be a really good idea! It would probably be a lot easier to handle

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  22. I'm hitting up Goodwill on my lunch break! Hopefully they have some silver!

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  23. Can't wait to try this,thank you!

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  24. FINALLY a good tutorial on spoon rings! ♥ Just one question though...how do you keep the spoon in place (on the mandrel) while you are bending/hammering it around? Do you clamp it with something? Thanks in advance!

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  25. This is probably one of the coolest things iv seen in a very long time. I can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for posting it!

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  26. why do you have to use silver instead of stainless steal?

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  27. Tenille - I held it in place with a needle nose pliers...although you could clamp it!

    Just a Girl - you have to use silver instead of stainless steel because it is much more pliable. The stainless steel is super hard to bend.

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  28. Hi, Can I use silver plated silverware?

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  29. Rob and Laura - yes, you can use silver plated silverware, but it may be a little more difficult to bend. Good luck! :)

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  30. Thank you so much for posting this, I am going to try it tomorrow but was curious about how you got the type 1 ring end to look so good. Did you just sand it until it was round? Is it best to find a utensil that has a floral pattern that extends far up the utensil to get the type 1 ring to look the way you have it? Thanks for your help.

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  31. Kirsten..can't wait to try this...I do wanna know where you shop! I've been checking prices to sell my sterling, and a place setting goes for about 150 as **scrap** silver! I've never seen sterling at the my thriftstores...lots of stainless and silver plate at 10 cents a pop, though. Clearly I'm not shopping at the right places!

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  32. Very nice post given by you on spoon ring tutorial. I find this post very descriptive and informative, many thanks for sharing this experience.
    Silver Rings

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  33. I can't wait to do this! Thank you so much!

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  34. Found this on pinterest...it's going to make some great gifts, thank you!

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  35. Just discovered this on Pinterest. I've been wanting to make a spoon ring, but I've been a little worried about ending up with a lot of spoon disasters. Your tutorial is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  36. Ang - yes, I did just sand it until it was round!

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  37. Kristen, this is a really great DIY. I can not wait to try this out! I'll most likely post my attempts on my blog and link it back here!

    anddarlingvintage.blogspot.com

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  38. Just found this on pintrest....what a great idea!!!

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  39. Awesome!! I found it on pinterest too!! Thanks - these are spectacular directions. :)

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  40. Hello!

    I found your DIY via http://www.moredesignplease.com/moredesignplease/2012/1/16/diy-fork-ring.html

    I posted the DIY on my blog:
    http://blog.shopdirtylaundry.com/posts/2012/1/17/99-too-cute-tuesday.html

    ENJOY!

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  41. What a great tutorial!!!
    Thanks a lot! I'll try this for sure sometime...!

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  42. Looks so awesome, but is SO HARD! Impossible to bend. Definitely use the torch if you want it to work and not get scratches.

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  43. Valdemort- DId you make sure you weren't using stainless steel? I made that mistake the first go-round which was why it was so difficult originally. Sterling silver shouldn't be THAT difficult to bend..

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  44. So awesome. The last tutorial I found for this was so complicated and used A LOT of chemicals. Yours is so much better. I'm so ready to go home and try it! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  45. I saw this tutorial and knew I had to do it immediately! I have been out all morning going to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and antique shops looking for sterling silver spoons (or forks). I had no such luck, they were ALL stainless steel =( Where has everyone been getting sterling silver??

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  46. xtina- You're looking in the right places! That's where I found mine...but I did have to search. Wish I had a better answer for you!

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  47. Hello! Forgive me if I may have missed this in the Q&A you answered above, but I wondered what your thoughts were in nickel-silver? I've been scouring various antique stores for the perfect spoons and find that a lot of these are nickel. Do you have a list of silver types that you recommend? I've been wanting to do this since I laid my eyes on my first spoon ring in middle school and it completely slipped my mind until I finally googled it 15-years later. THANKS!

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  48. Hi Jylie! Nope, you didn't miss it - you're the first to ask about nickel-silver! To be honest, I have never worked with nickel silver, so I did a bunch of searching and finally came across your answer: nickel silver should work well, it will just be a little more difficult to bend than sterling silver. But it looks like you're in luck!

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    1. How exciting! Thanks SO much for your quick response! I am really excited to get cracking on this project! :-)

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  49. I love this.... I have my grandmother's spoon ring that's older than I (we won't say how old that is!) I noticed in the pics above that when you cut the piece before bending there is only one finished end but when it's finished it looks like there are two finished ends? How do you get the look without having a cut end with no design?


    Thank you!
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  50. Hi Holly! There is a simple explanation for this...the first few pictures were from my attempt with the stainless steel silverware. When I realized my error, I started over, and I didn't photograph the first few steps on my second go-round. Sorry for the confusion! :)

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  51. Hi Kristen,
    so for ring number 2 (one that wraps around itself), did you solder it together to get it to lay flat on the band? How exactly did you get that to work? Sorry if I've missed the answer somewhere.. :)

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    1. Hi Kenzie - For type 2, you don't have to solder it. If you just bend it until it touches/overlaps, it should stay put. However, if you wanted it to be extra secure, you could solder it if you wanted too. But just bending it on top of each other actually works really well. :)

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  52. Hi Kirsten, Could I use a silver plate fork/spoon?

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    1. Yes you could! It may be a little more difficult to bend, but it will work.

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  53. This is beautiful, I can't wait to try this. I inherited my great grandmothers silver set and didnt know what to do with it. Now I'm making all the ladies in my family a ring from it for their birthdays. A perfect gift that I'm hoping they will cherish! Thank you for the great tutorial.

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    1. That is SUCH a wonderful idea! I'm sure they will all love it :)

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  54. What a beautiful idea...I will have to try this soon. I'm a new follower too. Stop by anytime and visit, Lori
    p.s. Since GFC is going away you might consider signing up (free) for the new Linky follower tool...seems like everyone is headed in this direction. Hope to see you soon

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  55. Did this last night and made 2 beautiful Spoon rings from my grandmas silver....Awesome...thanks for sharing....P.S. Gloves are a plus when using the blowtorch :)
    and Stainless steel silverware doesn't work well at all...I tried....it breaks while bending. The Sterling bends nicely and looks beautiful...

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    1. Thanks for the tips Gina! So glad your rings turned out! Enjoy!

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  56. I may be nuts but how do you get the nice end of the type 1 ring? I have always wanted to make one but how you'd get the smaller end so nice is boggling my mind! ;)

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Julie,

      On a lot of forks/spoons, there is a little decorative part right above the bowl/the prongs. Cut right below the decorative part and then just sand it. It's a little confusing because I ended up using a different fork the second time around, but didn't re-photograph the first steps. Sorry for the confusion!

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  57. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!
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  58. Great tutorial. However I would like to point out that if you heat your silver until it glows, you are about to melt it!! It's only a quick moment between glowing and turning to a puddle. That's really pushing your luck!! (and a lot hotter than necessary)...
    A better way to make sure your metal is hot enough to bend- make a mark with Sharpie Permanent marker on your metal. Once your mark has disappeared, you're ready! Make sure to heat your metal evenly. Have fun...

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  59. Ok so I made one out of stainless steel... Worked but can I polish it back to the mormal colour or not? If so what would I use? I have tried many things.
    E

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    1. The best metal polish I have found is the MAAS metal polish. It comes in a tube, and I have found it at Ace Hardware and Wal-mart.

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  60. Thank you so much for sharing this! I have ALWAYS wanted to make one! My Grandma had a spoon ring and as a child, I thought it was the coolest, so my husband buys them for me whenever he sees them, but I've always wanted to make one! Thank you SO much for sharing! Smiles, Jill

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Unfortunately, at this time, I am not selling the ring. However, if I do start to sell them in the future, I will let you know!

      Thanks for reading!

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  62. This is pretty awesome i have always wanted one when i saw a friend wearing one and i work with metals now so i thought it was a perfect time to figure out how to make one! you laid everything out nicely and simple steps cant wait to make one! Thanks so much!

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  63. Amazing tutorial Kristen! I'm excited and inspired to make my own creations. All the steps seem easy to follow, though towards the end I was wondering if you can provide more info on bending the ring into a perfect circle. When heated, should I use two sets of pliers to bend silverwear, and should I bend it around something? Any extra info would be of great help, thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Lei Lei,

      If you're using silver, you honestly shouldn't even have to heat it. You'll only have to heat it if you're having a difficult time beding it. If you do heat it, wear gloves, and bend it around a ring mandrel or a dowel. You can hold the one end in place if you wear heat resistant gloves, and then use a mallet to gently form the ring around the mandrel/dowel.

      Otherwise, if you heat it, I would use two pliers and just shape it using those until you have the approximate shape and size you need. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  64. AMAZING TUTORIAL! The best and most creative I've seen so far! Thank you! I have a couple questions :) Would it work with gold plated sterling silver? Would they be identifiable by the numbers 900 and 925 on the back as well? And I know a bbq lighter would not get as hot,but would that work too? :P Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! You know, I'm not quite sure if it would work with gold plated silver. I would imagine so, but I've never actually tried it. If you do try it, let me know if it works! :)

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  65. This is so incredibly neat ! Oh my gosh, I love what you did ! Until I came across your blog, I've never seen this DIY before. As soon as I get me some wire cutters, I am going this ASAP! Thanks for the tutorial !!

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  66. I'm going to attempt to do it with stainless steel, still, because I have allergic reactions to silver. Very nice, though. It reminds me a bit of bending horse shoe nails to make rings when I was a kid, so much fun :)

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  67. Stopped over from your feature at 36th Avenue to pin your tutorial.

    ~Bliss~

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  68. Love this!

    I'm planning to make one of these rings, and bought a beautiful (and rather pricey) spoon for the purpose. The only problem is that the back of the handle has the same lovely pattern as the front and I'm worried about the raised parts digging into the skin.

    I'm wondering if I can file or sand or grind the back safely, so that it's smooth. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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    1. Hi Athena, I'm not sure how well filing would work, but you could always add some sort of filler to make it smooth!

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    2. I'll look into this. Thank you!

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  69. I've been looking for a spoon ring forever and now I can just make one myself, thanks so much for this tutorial! :) One question though, I usually only like gold jewelry so if I bought a gold plated spoon, would that work just as well?

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    1. Hi Brittany, I'm not sure about gold. I know that sterling silver bends really easily, but I've never worked with gold before. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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      Can I use flux prior to the torching to prevent bubbling?

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  70. I can't get it nicely rounded like the photo's… it always turns out square and awkward. Am I doing something wrong?

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    1. I make one cut across, then two diagonal cuts. This makes it a lot easier to file round

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  71. Do i have to use a blow torch to heat up the spoon? Or could i use a soldering iron?

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    1. If you're using sterling silver, you should be able to bend it on your own. I don't know if you could use a soldering iron, but you could certainly try!

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  72. Great tutorial! Thank you for posting I am hoping to make rings for all of my sisters from our grandmothers old set. I read through all the previous questions and no one else has asked this so i am probaly just not getting it :/ All the forks or spoons I find the handle is so long that if I were to cut it just above the bowl, to make the Type 1 ring, it would wrap around too much. I really like the design just above the bowl of the spoons. Are you soldering some of these on the bottom to connect the two designs? Or for the ones where the handle is too long are you just doing the Type 2 ring where you would just cut off the design by the bowl of the spoon? I hope that makes sense. Thank you again for your help!!!

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    1. That definitely makes sense - for spoons/forks with really long handles, I make the type 2 rings. To make the Type 1 ring, you have to use a smaller fork or spoon (like the collector spoons, or a small teaspoon). Then, when you cut it right above the bowl, it should be about the right length.

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  73. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures and linked back to you. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

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  74. This is so easy!!!As for the silver ware I have enough to make a good number of pieces.Been collecting it for years to make a wind-chime finally had enough and low and be hold found at the local thrift store for pennies!! Now I will make Rings

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  75. What do you use to buff your rings?

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  76. Just tried this...no success. I could not get the end of the handle to bend properly into a circle. It ended up bending more like a triangle. I also could not bend any of my silver ware with my bare hands. I got mine at the antique store. Any other suggestions on how to get them to bend nice and round? Thanks!
    Kali

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    1. Was it real sterling silver? Because if that's the case you shouldn't have any issues bending it. If you can't just bend it into a circle, try getting a rubber mallet and a ring mandrel and gently bending/tapping it around the mandrel.

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  78. Love this! I've always loved the intricacies of silverware! What an awesome way to showcase that!

    Come visit us over at www.thesitsgirls.com!

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  79. Would love to see some photos of you making these and if you would explain the annealing process that would be great...

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  80. Hello Kirsten I just wanted to say how much I loved this tutorial! I shared your link on a post I did for my blog called Oh how Pinteresting! Thank you for sharing it with us :)

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  81. I'm trying to do this or all the women that I know in my life for Christmas but me and my fiancee can't figure out how to bend the spoons.. helpp!

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  82. What about silver plated (Wm Rogers & Son AA) spoons? My grandmother gave them to me and I'd love to be able to turn them into rings, any suggestions??

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  83. A great place to buy mismatched silver spoons at a relatively low cost is antique stores.

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  84. What happens if you heat the metal until it starts turning orange?

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  86. I was wondering if you had any ideas for what to do with the fork/spoon ends of the silver ware? Thanks!

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    2. Rewording my reply: I was thinking of a charm bracelet. You would have to drill a small hole in the top of the bowl part for the connecting ring to go through to attach to the bracelet. I have spoons with different designs in the bowls from different places. You make 2 memories from one item.

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  87. Oh and also, how long did you hold the torch onto the spoons? Mine is not getting hot enough, I guess.

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  88. Hi Kirsten,

    Great post. Hope its ok to repost!

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  89. Oh wow! Great tutorial! I found about a dozen pieces of sterling silverware at a thriftstore a couple of years ago. All sugar shells, but very elaborate and very thin. This will be perfect!

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  90. Oh wow! Great tutorial! I found about a dozen pieces of sterling silverware at a thriftstore a couple of years ago. All sugar shells, but very elaborate and very thin. This will be perfect!

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  91. I wore spoon rings and bracelets waaaay back during my high school days.. this makes me feel old! Lol. Some of them can really be beautiful! I made some that were dainty and sweet, some very casual looking and even some suitable for men! The very thick silverware without floral patterns, (they can be totally plain or have angular designs or lines) work very nicely for men (in my opinion) I wish I would have saved all the silverware I had collected through the years, I would be sitting on a gold (silver) mine! I never thought they would become popular again! As for the leftover bowl, they make nice wind chimes, charms, earrings, tags for your pets, (stamping name address etc.) Stamped designs/names on necklaces, key chains, Good Luck tokens, guitar picks... so many things come to mind!
    I wish that I had the time to do this... maybe some day... (sigh)

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  92. I love this idea. My mother has wanted one for so long. 3 years to be exact. She was given one by her best friend a long time ago and it was lost 3 years ago. I have been playing with the idea of buying or making one for awhile now. But after this EASY tutorial, I think I will MAKE one... Hope it comes out as pretty as yours..

    Do you sell any? Just in case!! Lol

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  93. Thank you so much Kirsten for this amazing tutorial ! Your ring look perfectly round and have a lovely vintage touch !
    As soon as I discovered your handiwork, I tried a stainless steel version ( I posted a picture of it on my blog http://the-queen-of-apples.blogspot.fr/) and even though it doesn't look as beatifully perfect as yours, I am quite pleased with the result !
    I'll try it with a silver spoon next time :)

    Thank you again, and keep up with the good advice !!
    xx

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  94. Hi, What kind of metal tool do you use ?

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  95. Kirsten, are you aware that this tutorial is being sold on Ebay for £4.99 and is using detail - Copyright House No 1120105621.

    It has been customised and not as good quality as your instructions. Apologies if I am wrong but have a look!

    How to make a Spoon Ring the traditional way, Unique Business Opportunity!!!!

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  96. Actually she has just added another £1 since last night

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