Saturday, 16 May 2009

Altered Cutlery......A Spoonful of Sprinkles


I joined in with a monthly swap over on UKStampers and the theme this month is to alter a piece of cutlery.

How could I resist a swap like this? I love altering things and especially seem to have a bit of a thing about altering the point that I have raided eBay and bagged myself a big bumper lot of old spoons and forks!

Here is the spoon that I altered:

The spoon is an old fashioned dessert spoon so it is a nice size to play with. I used Purple Twilight and Juniper Alcohol Inks from Ranger to colour the spoon as it was originally a very dirty looking silver. Once the alcohol ink layer was on, I sat and threaded lots of beads and metal charms onto a piece of wire....this took aaaages but I love the finished look - wrapping it around the spoon handle and then securing it underneath a piece of an old earring which I coloured with silver Krylon.

I sat a big fat pink pearl in the middle of the old earring part and then using silicone glue, I added lots of Microbeads to the end of the spoon and also to the pearl so cover up the thread holes in it.

I am well chuffed with the finished look and just hope that it is ok for the swap !!! I have to admit that again, my photography is letting me matter how many pics I have tried to take of this spoon, none of them make it look as pretty as it is in the "flesh".

Thanks for looking and have a great day....I am feeling more like my old self again so am off for a day in the room of looking forward to getting inky and messy again!

Oh, and don't forget to pop by tomorrow as there will be a new Sunday Stamper theme set first thing in the morning.....thanks!

Hels x


lesleyanne said...

hi Hels
hope you are feeling better now
love the spoon
what a great idea
lesley xx

Craftyideas said...

Love the spoon. Hope you are feeling better. xx

Hels said...

Thanks for the comments xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Another gorgeous creation Hels, love the colours :)
Anne xx

Joy said...

Ooh this is soo delish Hels. I love the beaded wrap around and colours are fab xx

Andrea said...

looks just fantastic Hels and thankyou for all your good wishes and see you tomorrow, hopefully we will still be walking xx

Sid said...

Gorgeous spoon Hels, the decoration is fab !

Dan said...

Lovely spoon! :)

Hels said...

thanks everyone! xx

Lorraine said...

very pretty

Shazza said...

WOW!! this is fab

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