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Silverware Crafts

Updated on November 17, 2014

Crafting with Silverware -- Forks, Spoons, and Knives

If you've seen wind chimes made from vintage silverware, you have an idea of what silverware crafts are. Silverware can be used to fashion many items that you might never have thought of.

Both the shiny finish or vintage patina on silverware make these eating utensils an excellent medium for crafting. Dress 'em up or dress 'em down!

This photo shows a fork I bent to make a frame to hold a photograph or a recipe or anything else that's sturdy. Another photo is provided below of this "fork frame" in action.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Silverware Crafts I've Made - Click one of the small images below to enlarge it.

Silverware key chain. I cut the head off the spoon then bent the top of the handle under (carefully with pliers covered with cloth so I wouldn't mar the finish) and slipped a key ring in to the loop before bending it all the way under. Photos here al
Silverware key chain. I cut the head off the spoon then bent the top of the handle under (carefully with pliers covered with cloth so I wouldn't mar the finish) and slipped a key ring in to the loop before bending it all the way under. Photos here al | Source
Silverware wind chimes. A link to making this is shown below. This view is looking up at the wind chimes.
Silverware wind chimes. A link to making this is shown below. This view is looking up at the wind chimes. | Source
Fork picture frame. This bent fork could also be used to hold a recipe card in the kitchen or any paper that is small and sturdy.
Fork picture frame. This bent fork could also be used to hold a recipe card in the kitchen or any paper that is small and sturdy. | Source
Tablespoon handle used to make a keyring.
Tablespoon handle used to make a keyring. | Source

Spoon People - Great Craft for Kids

Not silverware, these wooden spoons are safe "utensil" crafts for little hands!

Silverware Crafts by Etsy Sellers - Click a small image to enlarge it.

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Peace and Rock On fork hooks. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.Earrings made from ends of silver spoons. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.Funky fork cabinet pulls. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.Plant labels for your potted plants. Name that herb! Made by SycamoreHill on Etsy. See link below to view these on Etsy.Cheese knives stamped by SycamoreHill. See the link below to check these out on Etsy.
Peace and Rock On fork hooks. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.
Peace and Rock On fork hooks. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.
Earrings made from ends of silver spoons. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.
Earrings made from ends of silver spoons. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.
Funky fork cabinet pulls. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.
Funky fork cabinet pulls. Made by jjevensen. See link below to view these on Etsy.
Plant labels for your potted plants. Name that herb! Made by SycamoreHill on Etsy. See link below to view these on Etsy.
Plant labels for your potted plants. Name that herb! Made by SycamoreHill on Etsy. See link below to view these on Etsy.
Cheese knives stamped by SycamoreHill. See the link below to check these out on Etsy.
Cheese knives stamped by SycamoreHill. See the link below to check these out on Etsy.

Protect the Silverware

Metal on metal is not pretty

when working with silverware.

Protect the finish on silverware by wrapping pliers

and other metal tools with masking tape or cloth

when manipulating forks and spoons.

Do you have a cutlery preference? - If you had to choose.

What is your favorite piece of silverware?

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Solid Metal Bench Block

Beadaholique Solid Metal Bench Block Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
Beadaholique Solid Metal Bench Block Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool

This versatile solid metal bench block is great for hammering spoons or forks, for stamping on to silverware, and so much more.

 

Practical Silverware Crafts

Fork with all but one tine curled leaving one pointy tine perfect for picking up pickles and olives. The handle is wire wrapped with cat beads.Photo by Peggy Hazelwood.
Fork with all but one tine curled leaving one pointy tine perfect for picking up pickles and olives. The handle is wire wrapped with cat beads. Photo by Peggy Hazelwood.

Silverware Crafts Using All The Utensils - Spoons Forks Knives

Silverware mirror made by Beverly at FlamingoToes.com. See the link below for instructions on making your own.
Silverware mirror made by Beverly at FlamingoToes.com. See the link below for instructions on making your own. | Source

Hammered Spoons with Words - Flatten the Spoon, Add Letters with Letter Stamps

I flattened these spoons then stamped them with Hope and Peace.
I flattened these spoons then stamped them with Hope and Peace. | Source

Stamp Set for Stamping Silverware

TEKTON 6610 5/32-Inch Letter and Number Stamp Set, 36-Piece
TEKTON 6610 5/32-Inch Letter and Number Stamp Set, 36-Piece

Stamp silverware with this letter and number stamp set.

 

Jewelry Hammer for Silverware Crafts

Cousin Craft and Jewelry Mini Hammer, 6-Inch
Cousin Craft and Jewelry Mini Hammer, 6-Inch

A jewelry hammer is built for fine, detailed work. This model has a weighted head for ease of use.

 

Silverware Crafts for Kids - including plastic and wooden utensils

Be sure to supervise kids crafting with real silverware. Forks are pokey afterall!

Potato Meets Fork in the Road -- Howdy!

On October 17, 2012, the Big Idaho Potato

visited a fork in the road in Pasadena, California.

(There's actually a large fork in the road.)

More Crafting Ideas

Clothespin Crafts
Clothespin crafts transform ordinary wooden clothespins into something new. Clothespins come in both peg and clip styles...

Book Crafts
Books may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of crafting, but book crafts can be fun and when you're done,

Costume Jewelry Crafts
Costume jewelry crafts are simply crafts made using costume jewelry. This can include using a piece, such as clip on earrings,

Jar Crafts
I usually recycle my glass jars, but I also tend to keep a whole bunch of them for crafts.

Crafts Using Tins
Do you have empty tins that you hate to just throw away? These crafts using tins will give you lots of ideas.

Matchbox Crafts
Matchbox crafts are a way to craft in miniature, especially if you choose to use the small matchboxes that measure about 2 inches by 1-3/8 inches.

Crafting with Bandanas
Bandanas are patterned handkerchiefs that often have paisley designs making for a lovely square of fabric perfect for crafting.

Bottle Caps Crafts--Making Art With Bottle Caps
Bottle caps crafts range from simple bottle cap necklaces or magnets to this grand lady shown herewith bottle cap arms and legs.

Key Crafts
If you're like me, you have a junk drawer (or two or three) with loose keys. You don't remember what they went to.

Rock Painting -- How to Paint Rocks
I saw an article online about rock painting and decided that I had to try that! I don't consider myself to be artistic at all, but I do love crafts.

Drawing Instruction -- How to Draw Step by Step
Using simple drawing instructions, nearly everyone can learn to draw.

Share your thoughts on silverware crafts.

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      Tahir Marfani 2 years ago

      Nice Idea !!

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      AlleyCatLane 3 years ago

      Love the clock and pickle fork.

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      Southernchick91 3 years ago

      Such a great idea!

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      I'd never really thought about it, but of course a fork is my favorite utensil, what's wrong with all your teaspoon lovers?

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I love silverware crafts! I just recently bought myself a sunshine fork choker at a local art festival!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      it,s great love it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Jewerly?

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      Heather McGlaughlin 4 years ago from Marryland

      Love the silverware wind chimes.

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      paperplastic 4 years ago

      Great Lens! pretty good ideas

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      What fun. Silverware crafts I've never tried, but it looks like a great craft for some interesting effects.

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      Funkysi 5 years ago

      Great ideas and really great crafts.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      Rings made out of silverwere

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Great ideas. I like bracelets and rings made out of silverware handles.

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      purpleslug 5 years ago

      Love it!

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      Love your work and awesome ideas.

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      I have never tried something like that! Very creative! I love the key chain! Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I am always amazed at the creativity of people. If you use your imagination, you can make amazing things.

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      What an amazing idea using silverware for crafting. I love the crafts and I love your lens, both are absolutely awesome.

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      maijame 5 years ago

      As a newbie here on squidoo, I have to say that this lens is amazing. I just published my very first and found out how much work goes into even as small a lens as mine. I am inspired. If you have a moment, please take a look at my lens, How To Make A Daisy Chain.

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      YogaAngel 5 years ago

      I love this stuff, sooo cute!

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      blue22d 5 years ago

      I do love this lens. What a great idea and so many interesting things to see. I see why your lens has been blessed. Excellent.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Very interesting idea of crafting. Blessings

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      IntoMars LM 5 years ago

      That is the craftiest thing I have ever seen! I wonder is it would be appropriate to do that in a restaurant? :D

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      The fork frame would work so well as a clock. Also love the Peace and Rock forks, funny stuff!

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      I like the fork frame, pretty neat idea!

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      That 'Silverware mirror by Beverly' is very unique. Wonderful lens, thanks for sharing.

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Great lens, Well done. Squidlike

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      Chocolate Pickney 5 years ago from Jamaica

      U never know until u know... right, I wouldn't have imagined utensil could have done so much for crafty stuff if I had not seen it here. Thank you

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      I really like this lens! I have a set of earrings made of two old silver spoons. A necklace too with a rose spoon handle. Thanks for all these tips! blessed

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      Very "crafty" lens ... nice job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How clever! I would never have thought of some of these ideas. Makes me want to run down to the local Thrift shop and pick up a few cutlery items and see what I can do with them.....lol.

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      markadamdouglass 5 years ago

      Fascinating page :-) I like the idea of using our own leftovers to make some fascinating work

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      nicksimpson lm 5 years ago

      Simply an amazing lens, very well put together! I must say that this is of the most helpful and info-packed lenses I have ran across for a some time!

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      wcjohnston 5 years ago

      I love silver, great ideas

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A great way to get rid of some of that excess silverware that is taking over my kitchen drawers!

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      purpleslug 5 years ago

      Love all the ideas!

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      What a great idea! Angel Blessings**

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      Great ideas

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Brilliant!

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Brilliant!

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      Wow... I love learning new stuff... and this was not something I'd ever seen before. Great pictures and explanations. My kinda lens. Here's my very first Angel blessing coming your way. Cheers!

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      FalconFan LM 5 years ago

      Such a cool lens!

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      I absolutely adore those fork hooks :) Great lens!

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      Great lens. Interesting ideas for making things with silverware.

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      jbd55g 5 years ago

      I just love crafts keep up the good work.

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      getwellsoon 5 years ago

      Love these ideas and crafts you can make with silverware!

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      Huh! I never would have thought to make crafts with silverware. But there are certainly some neat ideas here!

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      chairmann3 5 years ago

      a great way to preserve children's baby spoons and forks. A way to present them as artistic endeavors.

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      fifta 5 years ago

      wow, this is new to me, and all the crafts are fantastic. I love thee mirror and the wind chimes design.

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      Tracie-Fisher 5 years ago

      Love these ideas. Especially the peace and rock on craft. Creative!

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      You're on the front page of Squidoo! Congratulations!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Heheh... when I saw this lens I smiled.. because when I was in high school, my father helped me make a bracelet out of a fork! :) Your appetizer pricking fork is funny... (it's got its middle finger up). :) Blessed!

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      ceejaycmarshall 5 years ago

      great ideas!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Silverware is indeed something that I would never have thought of using in craft projects but the ones you have displayed are gorgeous. How wonderfully creative.

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      Very creative ideas here.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I'm always amazed at the clever and beautiful things you crafty people can do!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      (Blessed by a SquidAngel!)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      These are all such awesome ideas - I especially love the Rock On fork hook!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Back to offer a blessing on this wonderful lens. Love your crafting ideas.

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      Heather McGlaughlin 5 years ago from Marryland

      I have a soon ring. And I love silverware turned into a wind chime.

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      WE have two flatware racks in our bathroom for hanging towels. They're fun,.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow. these are great craftsmen

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      :)0 nice job!

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      These are an awesome idea for the old silverware that I was going to get rid of!

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      amazonnottadog 5 years ago

      These lend a homey sort of touch.

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      grega85 5 years ago

      I think they can be very funny.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @ViJuvenate: I only use it for pickles so I rinse it off and it's good to go till next time!

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      ViJuvenate 5 years ago

      I love the idea, but the pickle poker scares me. Can you imagine trying to clean out between those curled up tines?

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I was only recently "favouriting" some of these Etsy silverware crafts - I think they are fantastic and can't wait to have some in my home.

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      agoofyidea 5 years ago

      I have a fork business card holder that I love. It was a gift from a dear friend. This art is so whimsical.

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      missyjanette 5 years ago

      very unique crafts!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I have seen some really cool crafts with silverware, but I have never seen the little pickle fork idea. That is really neat!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very cool ideas.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Beautiful ideas. One of our local retro-style restaurants uses mismatched pieces of old silverware. Truly functional works of art.

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      Katie Harp 5 years ago

      blessed by a squid angel :) <3

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      SquidooRocks55 5 years ago

      Definitely one of the coolest lenses I've seen. Nice job on this one!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Joan Haines: Thank you, Joan. I am honored!!

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      This lens is blessed. (Just got my fresh, spankin' new wings.)

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Rhode Island

      Beautiful

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Great ideas for using old silverware. Very creative.

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      Namymartyn 5 years ago

      nice lens created by you really appreciable..........

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      KabbalArt 5 years ago

      Cool Designs

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      Lauriej1 5 years ago

      Very awesome crafts!

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      Scraps2treasures 5 years ago

      I have seen windchimes before made from silverware but didn't realize that there were other crafts made with old silverware too. That silverware mirror is so pretty and unique!

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      great lens! but what is so crafty?

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      RCGraphicsDesign 5 years ago

      Who would have thought. I came across your lens and was really surprised at the informative lens about something I would have never imagined. Thank you so much for a great presentation.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Very unusual lens, about a craft that I had never heard of and that is both beautiful and useful. I loved seeing your stuff. Because of my weird mind, I instantly thought of people who reported that they could bend spoons with their mind. Angel Blessed!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Until I found your lens I never knew there was such a thing as silverware craft. Beautifully done and very interesting. Some of these creations look outstanding!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      What a wonderful craft! You're most talented! My daughter showed me a bracelet her hubby got for her off of Etsy ~ I'll bet it was probaby you! She just loved it and hinted to her hubby and ~ well, it was her Valentine's gift! Wonderful lense ~ very intriguing craft and hobby you have! B : )

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      Tarra99 5 years ago

      cool mirror! I've seen them make rings out of silverware...I like those!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Love them. I wish I had more time to try a few of the samples seen here. I've love to take the "placesetting" mirror idea and turn it into a kitchen clock :+) Thanks for such a neat lens!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 5 years ago

      some wild stuff you got there!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So awesome and wonderful lens of you.. dear lady scarlettohairy :) Special love with all pics and guide. 5 stars for you. Have wonderful times.. always :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It always amazes me how creative people can make wonderful things from the most mundane objects. That's what crafts is all about, I guess.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I really liked the silverware mirror!

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      BluKatDesign 5 years ago

      What a fun lens! I love the mirror; it could make a cool clock!

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      im1337mi 5 years ago

      Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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      RomanticMe 5 years ago

      It's a really neat idea! Definitely going to have to try it out

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      mantele11 5 years ago

      One of the best lens I have read ever. Great job! :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Cool lens!