This swap was for an Altered Spoon. So off on the hunt to find spoons that were inexpensive, vintage with a patina and would "work". I knew I would be making more than 1 as so many ideas were bouncing around in my head. I had "the excitement" I feel when I KNOW it is going to really be something I enjoy....and I hope the recipients enjoy what I do.
You can see from the 2nd or bottom photo how I have bent the spoon and then used the rounded portion as my "canvas" , so to speak. On the back of the handle portion, as far to the top as possible to handle the weight I glued on the pinback.
On the Yahoo Group I belong to I suggested a neat way to display this; if they didn't want to wear it, would be to staple some regular ole' door screening to the back of a frame and pin the spoon onto the screen. They could even further adorn the frame.... This is how I am going to do
my next spoon.. It will be framed and I have the perfect frame that I picked up when looking for spoons. Vintage, irregularly shaped, and I can do a patina with it and some paints or ink.....