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......