Spoons Necklace

Another piece made from the disposable plastic spoons. We decided to string them this time using nylon thread. For this piece we broke off the stems and just used the rounded ‘spoon’ end which was then then heated.

The heating process forces the plastic into these wonderful random shapes and adds a even glossier finish to the surface. The result is a mass of bright white, glossy, abstract forms which feel and sound ‘glassy’ – so different from their first incarnation as cheap, throwaway cutlery.

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After sorting through the shapes we’d made, holes were drilled to allow stringing, and a sterling clasp was fashioned from some bench scrap.

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The necklace sits beautifully on the neck and feels quite substantial given the material. More pieces are currently in production, with pictures added soon!

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