Wednesday, March 7, 2018

How To Cut Flatware For Crafts And Jewelry

Hi friends! I just uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel. It's a short one, but while I was working I thought I'd use the opportunity to record for you and share what I was doing.

I have a few jewelry projects in my first book, Boho Chic Jewelry, that use vintage cast off pieces of silverware—forks, spoons and butter knives—and turn them into unique pieces of jewelry. Each project in the book has detailed instructions with great photos to teach you how to do it all, but still, there's nothing like being there and seeing firsthand how something is done! 

Enter my messy workbench and a handful of vintage silver plated butter knives—a recent thrift store find at only 10 cents each!

To turn these vintage finds into usable components, all you need are a few simple tools, the know-how, and a little elbow grease. Really, anyone can do it!

Here's the prize that you end up with in the end - a beautiful, vintage component that you can use for jewelry or in your craft creations. How sweet is that? 

And of course at the end of the video, I always offer suggestions for how you can reuse every last bit. 

I use these components to create my necklaces (shown above), and like I said, you can find the complete step by step instructions for this particular project in my book, but check out the video for a behind the scenes sneak peek! 

You can watch the new video here, and while you're there, don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to get updates when I post new videos! 

Here's an entire bowl full of these beauties. I love just sifting through them and admiring their beautiful patterns. 

Want one but don't want to make your own? I have just a few available here in my Etsy Shop, so be sure to check them out! 

Have a great week!

Article, images, and designs copyright ©Laura Beth Love for Dishfunctional Designs™ 2018
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  1. It takes my breath away to see how beautiful old silverware patterns can be. I have a spooner near my coffee maker for lovely old spoons and another for butter knifes. The bowl of your cut knife ends are little masterpieces waiting to happen. You create such beautiful pieces!

    1. Thanks so much. I love them too. They are an art form within themselves! Your little collections sound just like me :)