Sorry it’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been super busy helping my daughter with FFA stuff as she runs for District Officer. Along with gathering old airplane pictures my son has taken to send to him in college for a research paper. Talk about a walk down memory lane.
Well, this project took us a few days to complete because we have been so busy. So once again we took our Warrenton finds (you can read about our trip there here), more spoons and an old belt.
Step 1 was to cut the buckle end off the belt, then take it and measure the length around her wrist. You have to allow an overlap to accommodate the snap that will close it. Once you cut the appropriate length, just sit it aside while you work on the spoon.
The beginning process of the spoon is basically the same as the necklace we made. You can read about it here. We flattened the spoon, and then cut the handle off with a zip cut right where it attached to the spoon part. Then we ground that edge to make it follow the curve of the spoon.
I have to digress here a minute and explain that our daughter is in high school, and is at that time in her life where she is trying to find her place. She is trying different school activities trying to find what her passion is so she can choose a career that she will go to college for. Also in high school comes the peer pressure issues and drama with friends and classmates. All this led to her in choosing the words to stamp into the spoon. She chose “Follow Your Arrow”.
At this point we cleaned this spoon with a very fine steel wool and then stamped the words in to the spoon. I chose a curvy line for the word “follow” to illustrate going down a path.
I bought a snap kit and rivet kit from Hancock Fabrics to assemble the bracelet. We also added a concho I already had on hand. To add all of this you have to use a leather punch to punch holes in the leather so the snap and rivets will go through the belt. I also had to curve the spoon and concho to the curve of her wrist.
Here is the finished project.
You can see here on the back where the rivets and concho were screwed in. You can’t even feel it when you have it on.
I think it turned out really cute, and I know my daughter will get lots of wear out of it. I will probably even be borrowing it!
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