9/11/11

Hand-Stamped Spoon Necklace

{Made By Me Monday}
NapTime Crafters featured me a couple of weeks ago, but I just realized that I never posted the full tutorial here on Sassy Sites. So, I decided this would be today's
 "made by me"
... and my friend Rebecca!
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My friend had on the CUTEST necklace the other day at church. When I asked her where she bought it, she said what I was hoping she'd say "I made it!" YAY!! I was so excited to make one. She graciously offered to come over the other day and we busted one of these fabulous hand-stamped necklaces in less than 30 minutes. They are super cute and really easy to do! And the best part about is, they hardly cost anything to make! I am going to share a step by step tutorial with you today to show you just how easy these are.
supplies needed:
spoons
hammer
pliers
steel wool
sharpie
sandpaper
letter stamping kit
and a friend! :)
step 1:
Hammer down your spoon to desired flatness.We figured out that the super cheap spoons are easier to get flat. These were found at Goodwill! :)
step 2:
Bend the handle of the spoon back and forth until it breaks off. Make sure to leave enough room to make a loop for your necklace to fit in.
step 3:
Sand the end of the broken handle to give it a smooth edge.
step 4:
Decide what you want to spell on your spoon, we love L-O-V-E. Then, take your sharpie and mark where you want your letters to go.
step 5:
Pound down your letters using your stamping kit, starting with the middle letter. This ensures that your letters will be lined up correctly.
step 6:
Take your sharpie and trace over each letter.
step 7:
Buff off access sharpie with steel wool, leaving the insides of the letters black. Then, bend your handle with the pliers, to make a loop for the chain.
step 8:
Make some extra little beads to go next to your spoon. These were easy to make, just using beads and charms.
step 9:
String everything onto your chain!
and VIOLA!!
super cute!! 

5 comments:

Screaming Sardine said...

That is so pretty, Marni! Thanks for the easy to understand tutorial. Love the addition of the beads and using a Sharpie to darken the lettering.

Pinned on pinterest. :)

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Mae said...

I see a giveaway coming on :)

Rachel W K said...

i could never make that it looks so hard! but GORGEOUS

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Love that!

I featured this on my "things I like Thursday" post today. Come & check it out:

http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/09/things-i-like-thursday-12.html

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

What a creative tutorial! Thank you for sharing!