Friday, 27 March 2009

ALTERED CUTLERY - GUEST DESIGNER!

This week we are very honoured to have Patty Szymkowicz as our guest designer/challenger! Her blog is full of fabulous art, ideas and inspiration. I recommend you pay her a visit and whilst you're there scroll down the right hand side to categories then click on Altered Cutlery. You will see all the amazing things she has created with knives, forks and spoons.
For our challenge this week she has made a place-setting! (On her blog you can see close-up views).

This is what Patty said.....
The 'Celebrate' fork on the left has "wings" made of flattened champagne cages with silver and gold wire bullion wrapped around plus a Paper Whimsy face.
The 'Wings to Fly' knife is close to an example of not needing to bend or drill holes (altho there is one hole at the bottom), it's wire and bead wrapped with a loop at the top for hanging.
The flattened spoon pendant on the right has a bit of velvet wrapped around the top, the hand deco in the middle is an odd earring.
I always like an excuse to play with cutlery, I have not been the same since last January when I first discovered it! Thanks to you and Rosie for getting me going again!

They are all fabulous Patty - great fun and very inspiring!

I thought I'd better have a go too and found an old (tiny) mustard spoon which I decorated with gems, wire and a bird in a nest........
.......plus a vintage fork. I curled back the prongs with pliers and gave it the Mona treatment.

(Click on all pics for better views)
So.....there you are..... Patty, Rosie and I challenge you to alter a piece of cutlery! I hope you decide to join in; we can't wait to see what you make......


Linda xx

32 comments:

Karen said...

WHAT FUN!!!!!!! Dare I raid my drawer....we have new cutlery hehe! Guess its a trip to the charity shop X

Jaqi said...

OMG, How Stunning are these, What amazing creations Patty, what an inspiration.
This will be a very exciting challenge and I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with. Thank you Jaqi

Maureen said...

LOVE your Mona fork - it's fantastic!!

Maureen said...

Just to add I am going to have a go at this one but on my blog I have put a picture of spoons I altered last year.

Rosie said...

I found Patty's altered cutlery last year and have dabbled myself too, inspired by her! Despite the fact that I'm packing to move home, how can I resist the chance to funk up some cutlery?! Great challenge ladies - I'll be back when I have something to share. Meanwhile, what gorgeous examples to get our creative juices flowing. =)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOWEE Linda, your spoon is fantastic :0) and your Mona fork....well it's fantabulous!!! You've done a grand job of bending the fork tines! Wonderful details on both pieces!!!

It will be great fun seeing everyone's take on this challenge, it certainly has provided me with endless hours of fun!

Thank you again Linda and Rosie this is such a thrill and honor for me. You know how much I admire your creativity and your wonderful challenge blog each week! You make blogland such a nice place to be oxoo

RubyMay said...

Wow....what amazing altered cutlery...absolutely stunning !
Patty...thank you so much for challenging us...I dropped everything the minute I saw the ABAA post and have thoroughly enjoyed crafting for the last few hours. I wouldn't even have tried if it wasn't for you.
Heres my humble egg spoon. TFL x

Sue said...

Ohhhh great challenge!! Nice one Patty!Here is my entry

http://sroddis.blogspot.com/2009/03/little-garden-in-which-to-walk.html!

Maureen said...

My entry is on my blog.

Jeanette said...

Now this will be a challenge...and I will have to clean out my cutlery drawers :)

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh this is way to much fun!!! I've got to get going and finish hogging out my little art corner so I can have some "spoon fun" !!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Melisa said...

Great challenge idea! I love all the examples. I have a couple of tiny silver spoons that I bought to alter last year, so maybe I'll finally get something done with them.

Rosie said...

I'm back!! Here they are on my blog - a (mis)matching pair!! =)

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/altered-cutlery/

Kimmie said...

Here is my altered cutlery. http://kimmiekrazykorner.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for so much fun!

Genie said...

another fun challenge,
just added my efforts to my blog.
have a fun week all

Viv's Visuals said...

Here is my very first attempt at altering cutlery! Thanks for the challenge and thanks for looking.

Jan said...

Mine is on my blog - thank you for looking and for a fantastic challenge

Lynn said...

Beautiful, beautiful work Linda as always, you are so talented in everything you create :)

I just posted my challenge on my blog at http://hercreativespirit.blogspot.com

Thanks again for a great challenge!

Heartinmyhand said...

I have posted my altered cutlery. www.heartinmyhand.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Here's another one - just for the sheer fun of it!

lilibulle said...

wowwwwwww amazng!! it is to late to do the challenge with you?? aniway.. im' going to try!! thank you!!

lilibulle said...

My entry is on my blog!!! thaks for loocking.. please clic on my name..

Rachel Bland said...

Great Challenge! Here's mine
spoon

ooglebloops said...

Finished the challenge - yay!!I have one more piece of cutlery waiting in the wings- click on me to see what's completed!

Melisa said...

This was a blast. I must find more tiny silver spoons! Here's mine -
http://www.virtuallydesigned.com/gottamake/2009/03/29/altered-silver-spoon/

RubyMay said...

I've made some more as well !!!
Here they are ...TFL x

Jeanette said...

Just posted my entry on my blog. Loved the challenge. :)
http://jeanettecarlstrom.blogspot.com/

paru's_circle said...

our Patty.. she sure is one awesome artist!

Jaqi said...

Just finished my altered cutlery and you can find it on my blog
here;
Thank you Jaqi x

Enjoyed this challenge very much, Cheers

The Joy of Nesting said...

After a couple of stumbling blocks were over come I have mine posted on my blog http://thejoyofnesting.blogspot.com/

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx

Marie75 said...

Great and funny challenge !
This is my very first post on your great blog and hope it won't be the last.
Here is my interpretation of altered cutlery :
http://iconoclart.blogspot.com/
Have fun !

LaY hOoN said...

Thanks for this week challenge.

I think i'm late for it.

http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2009/04/abaa-altered-spoon.html

However, I really enjoy looking others altered-cutlery.