The version I’m sharing today is quick and easy… with no drilling or cutting required.
How to Make a Spoon Pendant
I have a large stash of vintage silver plate spoons in all sizes. Around here I find them mostly at thrift stores and garage sales.
For this project I’m using a small one… it’s just 4 1/2″ long, but you can use any size really.
It just depends on the size of pendant you want to make, and what you have to decorate it with.
Once you’ve got a spoon go ahead and bend it… like this. You can measure if you like, but I just wing it.
This will probably leave a gap, as shown above, that will have to be closed… unless you’re way stronger than I am and you can close it all the way.
But if, like me, you need a little assistance just grab some needle nose or regular pliers.
Wrap the spoon with a paper towel or a rag, whatever you have on hand so it doesn’t get marked up, and squeeze the top area to close up the gap.
Now it won’t fall off the chain.
Then, using E6000 glue, add whatever bling or doodads you have to dress itup.
I chose a vintage rhinestone heart earring that’s missing its back.
Use painter’s tape to hold your decoration in place until the glue dries.
Here’s mine hanging on a silver plated ball chain. This spoon pendant can be as easy as this one, or a little more challenging… depending on how you want to decorate it.
Here it is again with a few others I’ve made. The black and gold beaded earring is glued onto a flattened teaspoon, and the one beside it was made using a butter knife and pieces of a rhinestone necklace.
The two pink flowers pieces that you see are parts of a broken bracelet, and the faux pearl beaded pendant is another vintage earring.
Here are all the backs.
This would be a fun project at a girl’s birthday party. I loved making jewelry out of odds and ends when I was a girl… and I still do.
This spoon pendant can be easily customized to anyone’s style, and it’s a great way to use up all those odd pieces of vintage bling… especially single earrings that are just too pretty to throw away.
For another easy pendant project check out my Decoupaged Chandelier Crystal Pendant.
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