As part of my series of highlighting other artists pursuing their passions, I am pleased to introduce Spoonelicious!
They specialize in Handcrafted Flatware Products and have been in business since December 2011. I highly recommend that you take the time to view the line of products on their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/SpooneliciousFlatwear
To find out more about Spoonelicious, here is a brief interview with one of the owners.
How did you get the idea of converting flatware into jewelry?
My father made spoon rings in the 1970s.
When did you realize that this was your passion?
We both have shown interest in making jewelry in other forms, i.e. – wire wrapped, chainmaille, etc.
Where do you find your materials?
Flea markets, auctions, yard sales and estate sales mainly.
How do you select flatware to work with?
We always try to find very old, late 1800s to mid-1900s pieces that are very ornate. If the condition is good, we will use it.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
I try to stay current with the fashion industry, research from magazines, catalogs, Pinterest and just my natural artistic nature.
Which is your favorite finished piece?
The necklace I wear all the time for our shows. It incorporates vintage miniature silverware from Germany, an old shoe clips and a spoon.
Do customers ever bring flatware to you and ask you to design something specifically for them?
Yes, we have several clients that bring us things they have found to be made into various items we make. Or others will bring us pieces that belonged to their family members to be made into items that they can wear and remember passed generations, instead of it staying in a drawer or closet.
Do you group your work into collections? Or is every piece one of a kind?
We have done both.
Where can people purchase your merchandise?
We set up at various festivals and craft fairs throughout the area. And we have had people contact us through our Facebook Page to purchase items. We also have two shops in Lafayette that carry small assortments of our items.
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Again, here is a link to Spoonelicious’ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SpooneliciousFlatwear