All the pieces in the LTD collection are made from antique sterling silver teaspoons.
Each piece is unique – one of a kind – once sold, it’s gone.
I bought these antique teaspoons a few years ago and started making a set of matching pieces of jewellery from them, but I never finished the project. Lockdown has been the perfect time to get them finished at long last. The set consists of this pendant, a pair of studs, a pair of drop earrings and a wrap spoon ring.
The spoons date back to 1907 and 1938 and came in a set of 5. I’ve never seen the design on sale again anywhere, so it’s incredibly unlikely that I’ll ever make a pendant like this again.
At the end of each spoon stem is a birds nest containing 3 little chicks being fed by a parent bird. The nest is surrounded by ivy and this ivy also features on the spoon stems. I cut off the birds nest design from the stems to make the two pairs of earrings in this set. The discarded stems where used to make a ‘frame’ for this pendant. It hangs from a slim, sleek snake chain and measures 25mm wide and 28mm high.
The silver has been oxidised and polished back to reveal the beautiful design.
The other pieces in the set are featured below.
Hallmarked for quality at Edinburgh Assay Office