Spoon and fork rings are known to have originated in England during the 17th century and were used as alternative wedding bands. Servants who could not afford precious metals resorted to stealing silverware from their employers and crafted them into wedding rings. Those caught were prosecuted for theft, and transported to become early settlers in Australia.
My studio is my sanctuary. It is my escape from the real world, often for only a short periods of time. It is the envy of many of my friends and customers. It is a mess to others but creative space to me.
I started making cutlery jewellery about 15 years ago. My first ring was made for my husband, then a few more friends wanted one, then a few more. When I first officially started the TWISTED SILVER STUDIO, I had more orders than cutlery.
One of the joys of doing this type of silversmithing is making jewellery from a customers own supply. People bring me their silver cutlery, just odd pieces handed down to them from generations past. They sit forgotten in boxes and drawers.
get sold for scrap and never used because you have to polish them.
Every week I make jewellery that can be worn now and passed to future generations to wear and enjoy. Each piece is unique to the wearer and often a constant reminder of someone special. I can date each piece.
Contact me by phone and come and visit the studio to discuss what I can make for you 07973 549919 or e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org