I came across an article a few weeks back about how in olden times, servants couldn’t afford to have wedding rings made from precious metals so they would steal silver spoons from their employers and have them turned into rings. I love this idea as there are so many pretty silver spoons around!
Mum gave me a spoon to have a practice with, as I’ve actually never worked with metal properly before (cutting, forming, soldering etc.) and this is the end result:
I should have done a “before and after” really, shouldn’t I? Well, I’m sure you can all picture in your head what a spoon looks like 🙂
Anyway, this was my first attempt at metalwork and I’m really pleased with it! The ring fits the finger I intended it to fit, is ROUND and shiny and is soldered together. The solder joint isn’t perfect because the metal wasn’t the same thickness or size at the points where it had to join (!), but I’m still pleased with how it turned out.
I’ll be keeping it as a ‘starting point’ to see how my skills improve over the coming months as I do more metalwork & silversmithing.