May 15, 2011

Altered Spoons

Altered Spoons
(Click an any picture to see the details.)

One of the things that I like best about belonging to an art group, is that the monthly challenges give me an opportunity to try new things. Normally I'd be the first one at a flea market to pass by a table of unused, mismatched cutlery without giving it a second glance.


 


But when this month's challenge - Alter A Spoon - was posted, I couldn't resist giving it a try. I dug through my stash to find my little used Adirondack Inks, bits of fibers, beads, charms and ribbons, and spent an afternoon playing.




Who knew that altering old cutlery could be so addictive!?!

Finished Pieces

May your day be filled with unexpected pleasures!
 PS Let's all keep our collective fingers crossed this week so that 'Blogger' behaves!
Credits: Thanks to Land of Nod - Etsy for the little dog, and the Moonlight Journey for the yellow roses. Pink roses and butterfly from Dover Publications.

33 comments:

Ann said...

these are fabulously beautiful!!
i've altered spoons..BUT NOT LIKE THESE!! love how you added the beads.

sharon said...

Truly unique and so artistic! Love everything about them, especially the beads!

Rosie Rowe said...

Terri these are so beautiful! Like Ann, I've altered lots of cutlery - but none as enchanting as these! You inspire me to do some more! =)
*rockin' out as we speak*!!

Gaby Bee said...

These are the most beautiful altered spoons I have seen this year. Love all the delicious embellishments you've added! Superb Terri!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Marvelous! I really like the way the inks give that shimmery appearance to the metal and the colors blend in a watery way. Beads and a bit of ribbon and you make spoons fit to be feeding kings! xox Corrine

Healing Woman said...

How nifty! I know you had fun with these. I wonder if you could alter just the handles so the spoons would actually be usable? Of course, they would be hard to keep clean. You are always coming up with unique items Terri and they are so colorful and fun!

Kathy said...

Oh my. These absolutely took my breath away! I've seen altered cutlery. (that makes me laugh) Anyway, THESE are gorgeous!! I don't think I've ever seen anything like these. Tell me again, why you haven't written a book???????

Kathy

thekathrynwheel said...

*clap clap clap*! These are brilliant!

Dawn said...

these spoons are GREAT!

Dxx

Janet Ghio said...

Your spoons are just adorable!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are the most unusual altered spoons I've seen, mostly because they have so much color. The ones I've seen (or made) all have a vintage feel to them, but not YOURS. They are full of vibrancy and color that turned my spoons green with envy. Love them.

Sorry I missed you some last week. My "other" life has been a bit busy lately.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Well, I have seen altered spoons but these are FABULOUS and so YOU girlfriend! Love them.

Holly said...

The altered spoons are just beautiful! I love all the beads and fibers with them. Thank you for sharing!

Diane said...

Love, Love, and Love!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens!!! Terri!!! these are amazing pieces...wow wow and wow!!!!! you are so creative and these are just gorgeous!!!

Thank you for sharing these with us!!!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

Who would have thought that a spoon could be so beautified, GORGEOUS!! & SO much fun!!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

These are delightful spoons, like you say, who would have thought that old cutlery could be so beautiful, very inspiring

Lynn Richards said...

These have me squealing, they are so darn cute!! You sure do know how to plunge into a challenge!!
xo
lynn

roc said...

these are so beautiful!!

Sharon said...

OMG! I am in love with these spoons. You MUST do a tutorial on these. PALEEZ!!!! How did the Adirondack ink go on and stay . I'm dumb on that part. Paleez!
Yup I am sticking to asketch painting a day. Some of the one's are mind boggling to say the least but they get me thinking. That's a good thing, I think.... (husband debates that one) LOL

Renee Stien said...

These are absolutely stunning, Terri!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

they turned out really well! inspiring!

Marit said...

I would never have thought of altering a spoon... I'm not the 'altering things' kinda type myself (I prefer flat paper and books) but it sure looks beautiful!!!

~*~Patty S said...

Oh YES addicting indeed...but I must say you have taken altering cutlery to new heights dear Terri!

Your colorful touches to these pieces are magnificent!

It's been so long since I've made anything...can't wait for things to settle down end of this month so I can play again!
oxo

Marilyn Rock said...

How awesome!

Trudi Sissons said...

As usual Terri, these are amazing! The details and creative talent bursting out of them!!! Bravo!

Taluula said...

You, Miss Terri, can even make mismatched spoons into art. I wonder why I would be surprised when I know you have such a creative talent my friend! Everything you make is gorgeous.

Siobhan Brignull said...

fab work :)

sandee said...

Totally awesome. If I had said spoons, I would play...

Her Art Nest said...

These spoons are amazing. I love the little doggie one. Beautiful Terri!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

How very unique and colourful and CREATIVE,

Ciao Bella!

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Elizabeth Golden said...

What fun! I can feel it in the finished pieces. I love the pup spoon, it made me smile!

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It looks like a nice decoration specially to hang on the wall in the kitchen.