A while ago my blogging buddy Patty posted about altering some cutlery here. I decided to put in a bit of practice for our next QB5 junk swap and had a go! I wasn't entirely successful but nevertheless it was great fun! The first problem I encountered was with the hammer, I used one with a small head which effectively dented the spoon rather than flattening it, and once the dents were in they were quite difficult to remove.
I managed to hammer several letters upside down and I'd planned to write 'Respect the artist and her heart' and glue on some metal rusted hearts but ended up with 'Respect the artist and her soul' as by the time I'd hammered my way around the spoon I only had space left for a four letter word!
I wired a crown to the handle as I thought my gal needed a bit of fancy headgear and it covers up the letter 'T' which is both in the wrong place and upside down! As a hidden bonus it now makes a wonderful sound against the spoon! ah...the joy of mistakes!
Long live mistakes, I think it looks fab!
It is a lot harder than it looks when Patty does it. I have come to believe the softness of the spoon has something to do with it. Your attempt is great, and I love it when people show their thought process, too.
I love it - what type of letters did you buy to do this??? I would love to try it!
WOW Margaret...that looks amazing! X
WOW Margaret your spoon is gorgeous and I love the the message on it, great work.
This looks fabulous! Really like it.
Great ! looks wonderful !
Oh Margaret I adore what you've created...when you stamp into metal you really go for it!!!
I must share this with Mr Magpie ... he will be very impressed and inspired!
A really fabulous piece ... there really are no mistakes ... are there!
Well....good grief! As if you needed my help! This is OUTSTANDING!
Wonderful mistakes! Love this so much.
Wow! Really fabulous!
This is amazing!
Like Dana, my question is what letters did you use?
How you've managed to do this in the limited space of the spoon - and have them so uniform is incredible.
PS I'm so glad you enjoyed my canal trip!
The wonky letters totally make it charming! Wonderful spooness.
It could be your "signature" artist identifier. (I made that up but it sounds plausible.) You sideways "s" could be your SAI (look there are even initials for it now! It must be proper!)
Hope you can source lots more spoons (SLMS) to play with :-)
This looks great. So interesting. I think its like cooking when you critisize your food no-one else really notices but its a great process to perfect your art.
Hi Margaret! I love your spoon necklace, it is so cool. Great altering! Thanks for stopping by. Take care, Riki
Mistakes are just another way of design development, lol. Love it and your honesty in letting us in on the little troubles you had making it!
Awesome spoon Margaret.
Have a nice day
Come to pick up awards :-)
Fabulous ! I LOVE the crown. I think back to front letters adds to the charm !
Oh, Margaret! I love your altered spoon!
Wish my arty mistakes were as awesome as yours!!!
I'm adding an 'old' spoon to a wall-hanging that I'm making at the moment, Mmmm...wishing I had some alpha metal stamps now!! - ...those little stamped letters are so charming!
Miss M., you could send me one of these any day of the week and I wouldn't complain! I think your mistakes MADE this piece! I like the sideways "s"!
bab job M, love the four letter word you picked!! lol!!
I love Patty's cutlery and your is also amazing!!!
There is no mistakes for me:))
dear margaret...aaaahhhhhhhhhh !!!...This is just ADORABLE !!!!!!!!!!!muchos besos!!
I think it looks great! Mistakes are okay...at least you didn't use one four letter word I can think of!
PS I just saw Cindy Adkins' October dress and she linked to you..I think the dresses are awesome. Is is too late to be involved?
I think it is wonderful!
I think this project turned out great! I've always wanted to try something like this. I've got the metal letter stamps. All I need to do is just start1
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