Bezel-Set Spoon Pendant by Kim St. Jean
by Kim St. Jean
There's something gorgeous about the craftsmanship and beauty of vintage tableware.

There's something about this summer - I've been invited to a couple bridal showers, one right after the other, and I've been puzzling over what to bring as a gift. Something small but meaningful that suits these brides' rustic, free-spirited styles.

Last time I went to the swap meet I got a bunch of old teaspoons and sugar spoons because they were just too pretty to pass up. I knew I'd find SOMETHING to do with them.

Now that I know I can get 2 pendants out of each spoon, I can't wait to get started on these pendants that these brides-to-be are going to love.
Instructions
Here's why I LOVE this project:

  • The great thing about this project is it's actually 2 projects! Kim shows us how to make a pendant with the handle of the spoon - and then she comes back and we get to go through the bowl half, too!

  • At 8:15 Kim reminds us like last time: we've gotta use 2 rivets to set this bezel cup to the spoon handle, so it doesn't spin. Once again, we're using Kim's eyelet trick.

  • Ah, but this time we're adding something! Kim shows us how to get a good hole using a drill press at 11:54 - as well as the dos & don'ts of drill press use for jewelry. (Yep - my metal punch pliers wouldn't touch a spoon handle!)
  • Kim St. Jean's Bezel-Set Spoon Pendant by Kim St. Jean - , Metalwork, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Texturing, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder, Using a drill press
  • You'll discover how to use bezel cups - these are so handy!

  • You can make your own Rivet Measuring Cards out of something you probably already have around the house already, that you can use and re-use for ALL your riveting projects

  • More rivet practice - everyone needs more of that

  • When Kim pulled out a vise at 18:15, I had NO idea what she was doing. Then I saw the little bitty mini anvil she made with it and WOW - that's how she was able to flare the rivet on the front of the bezel cup!

  • Kim shows the floss trick for setting a stone at 23:12 - such a good idea.
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    And that boulder opal cab is gorgeous - looks like a Celtic design with the silverware spoon she chose.

  • Kim shows how to use a hammerhead attachment on the Flex shaft - it doesn't hurt the stone and it does SUCH a great job of setting the stone securely in a bezel cup!
  • The nice thing about this project - if all you can find at yard sales or your mother-in-law's basement are forks, simply saw off the "food" end with the tines, and there you have a handle to work with just like the one above.

    I can't wait to see what you come up with after watching this project!

    OK - I know what I'm making for my next project - how about you? I'm excited to see what you make from this project, so make sure and post it on our Facebook page or send me an email with a picture of how it turns out for you!
    Tools:

  • Bench block
  • Jeweler's saw with 3/0 saw blades, beeswax, and V-slot bench pin
  • Metal file
  • Rawhide mallet
  • Spring-loaded punch
  • Transfer punch
  • Chasing hammer
  • Bezel pusher
  • Round bail making pliers, such as Wrap & Tap
  • Metal punch to make 1/16″ holes and able to punch through your spoon: Drill press recommended

    Here is our Basic Sawing Kit - a perfect companion to this video!



  • Materials:
    Sterling silver bezel cup setting
    Calibrated stone
    Two 1/16″ eyelets
    Vintage spoon: Look for bendable silver plated spoons, marked with A1. Stay away from restaurant-ware.
    Kim St. Jean's Bezel-Set Spoon Pendant by Kim St. Jean - , Metalwork, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Texturing, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder, DVD
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    Materials

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    • Category: Metalwork
    • Technique(s): Riveting, Sawing, Texturing, Butane Torch Techniques