Beaded Serving Spoons
spoons are a classy, beautiful, homemade gift.
This craft takes some time and patience, but one
spoon can be done in about 30 minutes to one hour, depending on your
skill level. This is a great craft gift idea for Mother's
Day, or for a hostess gift! Anyone who entertains will enjoy
these serving spoons as a gift. Just make sure they are hand
washed and not put in the dishwasher. This is also a perfect
craft to use some mismatched, left over beads you may have from a
steel serving utensil
- 20-gauge silver craft wire
beads of choice. Using
the same color family looks nice.
- Wire cutters
These beaded serving spoons are so fun to make! To get
started, cut off a yard of the 20-gauge wire. You may need
more, but using any longer of a length gets hard to work with.
Begin by wrapping it around the handle, by the hanging loop
if the spoon has one. Secure the wire around itself by
twisting it a few times.
2. Next, start to thread on a few beads. Start with
a few small seed beads (below I started with two). Only add
enough to cover the front of the spoon, you do not want to have any
beads on the back of the spoon. Wrap the wire once around and
bring it through the hanging loop again, and continue adding beads.
Add some large, some small. Use your judgment,
because you will want to note gaps and fill them in with smaller beads.
3. Continue working and twisting the beaded wire around the
top of the handle, and then along the other side of the hanging loop.
When you get past the hanging loop, you can begin to add on
more beads to wrap around the wider handle area. Continue
working your way down. If you run out of wire, add on another
length. Just be sure to secure the end of the wire well by
twisting it around an existing wire.
Stop beading about 1/4 inch up from the spoon.
Secure the end of the wire in the back of the spoon by
threading it and twisting it around an existing wire, as shown.
The beaded serving spoon is finished! Ready to give
away as a gift or to keep for yourself. Enjoy!
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