1/22/12 Update: Many of you have been having trouble coming across sterling silver in your local thrift stores. One place you can always find it is on ebay, but you will be paying more for the silverware. You should be able to find a sterling silver fork or spoon for about $10-$15 on ebay, so if you are having no luck and are really wanting to make a ring, I’d suggest shopping there.
4/2/12 Update: For a printable of the instructions and to see the updated photo tutorial, click here.
12/10/12 Update: To see video snippets of the tutorial, click here.
Here it is ladies and gents – the highly anticipated spoon ring tutorial! Before I get started, I just want to say how incredibly excited I am to have all you lovely new readers over here, and if you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know! So without further ado, I give you, the tutorial:
- Spoon (or fork) of your choosing – make SURE it is sterling silver
- Metal cutter, hacksaw, or jewelry saw
- File or sandpaper
- Dowel or ring mandrel
- Hammer or mallet (optional)
- Butane torch (optional)