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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Altered Silverware/Dragonfly

Hello to all of the wonderful Cricut FANatics who come here for inspiration, new projects, to check up on friends and make new ones   Designer Melody here, AKA KauaiMelody on the boards and CricutMelody on my blog.  I am so ready to share with you today.  I would never have done this, were it not for a wonderful swap I found on the Swap Forum.  I will show you what I made and also what I received.

I thought it would be hard to bend silverware, and so I think I unconsciously avoided doing these.  But with simple jewelry tools, you can easily bend the prongs of a fork, and turn it into something fabulous.  I made a dragonfly, one of my favs.

glue gun
jewelry tools
copic markers to color bling
cuttlebug heart from provocraft die

I rolled the antennae by letting 2 prongs in the middle break off, and bent the two outside ones down for legs . I added a chain with a little Cuttlebugged heart.  This was so easy I could hardly believe it.  You can experiment with different bends and visit YouTube for altered silverware videos.  I am taking pictures with my Canon 7D and a Macro lens. Hope you enjoy.

Photo Gallery

Above is the card I sent to my Swap Partner with her dragonfly fork.
And speaking of Swap partners, this is what I received - an altered spoon, with handles incorporated into a necklace , with matching earrings on a wonderful tag, and a beautiful card.
So grab your silverware and turn it into something creatively unique and simply marvelous.
I will respond to all of your comments if you have any questions or just want to say hi.
Joyful Crafting Always,


  1. Oh my word, that dragonfly fork is beautiful!!! You should teach a class on these...

  2. WOW, that is a gorgeous dragonfly....thanks for continuing to share your creative works with us...

    1. Thank you Amy. I was so excited to try these that I couldn't wait to go to the thrift shop and used my own silverware. Thankfully, I got it right on the first try.
      Imagine making this by just bending the prongs. A class would be really fun, what a great idea.

  3. So glad the dragonfly wowed you Freda. I consider designing for the CricutFanatics Blog a real honour - wild horses couldn't keep me away. So thoughtful of you to always stop by and give a little love.

  4. Wow! Very Cool Melody. What did you use for the wings? I might have to try this. Would make a nice gift also.

  5. Hi EKittyScraps, so nice of you to come by and comment!!! I used dragonfly cards I found in the dollar bin at Michael's. There is an Asian cricut cartridge with drangonflys, and that could be fun to experiment with as well. I hope you do try this, and I agree, it would make a nice gift as well. A great way to use up your bling stash too.

  6. Wow! Looks like you've been altering silverware for some time instead of being your first go at it. Always love coming to see what project you've come up with to share with us.

  7. L.B. - yes yes yes it was. All fun for sure. It was so quick and easy. The glue gun worked great on these, but 2 part epoxy would hold the best I think. So nice to see you here L.B.

  8. Hi Rita, love that you come here and check out my projects! This was beginners luck for sure. I didn't know what to expect, but really, once you do one, you get the hang of it . I'm hoping you will try this too.

  9. Ok...I am standing up...in amazement! What a wonderful and creative post! Your projects are fabulous!!

  10. Your projects are magical! That dragonfly is just too, too much!

  11. this is absolutely gorgeous !!! Your creativity always amazes and inspires me Melody !

  12. This is a beautiful piece of art! I LOL at you using your own tableware. I'm taking some of my gently used items to Goodwill this week. I'll be leaving with a bag of silverware. Thank you for sharing.


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