Add some sparkle and fun to your serving spoons, dip spoons and spreaders! These are so much fun to make, and add the personal touch to any party! They make a great gift.
- 16 gauge aluminum Jewelry Wire
- Beads different sizes
- Wire cutters
- Needle nose pliers
Double check your beads to make sure they will slide on to the 16 gauge wire. Pick a spoon or spreader, you want to choose one that is not to decorative, you will be covering it with beads. If you choose a sterling silver piece once the wire and beads are on it will be very hard to polish! Bed, Bath and Beyond have serving pieces from $2 to $9, bring a coupon!
The aluminum jewelry wire bends easily and is very easy to work with. The pliers will leave marks, so I use double stick tape to tape down a little strip of felt.
Cut a piece of wire about 18” long (the length will depend on how many times you wrap and the number of beads), with the needle nose pliers, gently start to form a circle. Place on the top center of spoon and wrap tightly 3 times with your fingers.
You want to keep the wire tight and close together. Slide on a bead, with your finger or with pliers, gently bend the wire down the center. With your fingers push bead into place and hold.
Holding the bead in place, start wrapping 2 to 3 times in the opposite direction, add more beads and wrap.
Remember you want to wrap the wire tight. End with another circle swirl. When wrapping check the back, to make sure the wire is straight.
When making your designs, you want to wrap the wire 2 to 3 times between each bead.
Note: beaded wired spoons and spreaders should be hand washed, not in dishwasher.
Thank you for the lesson and photos! Excellent ideas and work!
If you have time would you be willing to send me a quick email stating the glue you use/prefer? I tried E6000 only to have the gems detach later.