Stamp By Me

I love silver for collecting.

I love silver in a white urn.

I love silver with dinner…..but most of all….

I love silver for wearing.

Each year at Christmas we have a homemade gift exchange.  This year I gave my family necklaces created from vintage silver spoons.  We simply detached the spoon from the handle, sanded it down and stamped it.

There were many entries this year, including a burlap pillow adorned with tiny, tea-stained cottonballs and a nativity set created out of acorns.

It was a grueling and arduous contest, but in the end….

….I declared myself the winner.



There was no contest.

Who could top a necklace that started out life as a piece of vintage flatware?

So when the tissue and ribbons and wrapping paper were cleared away….I just knew somewhere there would be a mirror ball trophy calling my name…..

….if I could only get the nativity set and the pillow to agree.

To see my other stamped spoon projects….click here.


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  1. I’m loving your flatware turned jewelry … really and truly … but must admit I’m intrigued to see a pic of that hand made nativity scene crafted from acorns ….

    Just saying …

  2. Yeah, yeah, Nativity set made out of acorns….. We must see it, we must!! Can we, dear Blogger, can we??

  3. Those are very cool. Are you going to show how you made them?

  4. Kari, you started my morning with a laugh aloud. My husband looked at me a little strange. Little did he know that I was reading tidings from the winner. And, well deserved I am certain.

    Now, you must share photos of your competition. That would be the fair thing to do, but don’t worry. We will still line up with our Kari – the Winner!!!

  5. Really- you just like to think that you are the winner – when in reality you are all winners – it’s that top 3% thing! What a blessing to be surrounded by winners and yet…

  6. I love these! What a great idea too! Handmade vintage- you’re the winner! Thanks for sharing such wonderful posts! Happy New Year!

  7. Great necklaces.

  8. Love these….bet it took a lot of diet cokes to finish ’em, too……right? :))

    What is your sis doing these days?….no blog?

  9. You really made those? I’m am impressed! You should have an etsy shop then. I love wearing silver too. I prefer jewelry with a story behind it. You do deserve a trophy!

  10. I LOVE these! I love it that they were once spoons, and they look so cool and handmade – totally wearable and still funky. You really should do a tutorial for us! Did you make the chains as well? They work well with the pendants.

  11. I noticed you didn’t include any pics of your competitors…how exactly are we supposed to vote? jk I’m sure you’re the winner, these necklaces are awesome! I would LOVE to know how to make them.

  12. These are beautiful! I’d love to see a tutorial on how you did them. I’m kinda super impressed right now. 🙂

  13. Mmmmm yes, silver-for-wearing. Delightful spoon necklaces…

    I only wear silver, since my hair *became* pewter. ,-)

    Have a lovely and quiet New Year’s Eve. I think most of us, are planning on that very thing, in each of our houses. 🙂

    So glad to have found your delightful blog, recently.

    Gentle hugs,
    “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~Bill Vaughn

  14. Yes, you are the winner in my book too! Love them…I must email you so you can share your creative secrets! Congratulations on the win!

  15. I’ve read through the posts on the home page, and you are cracking me up. Thank you for the gentle laughs, and some of your commenters are right up there with the chuckles, too- love it.

    Thanks for stopping at my blog, it’s good to meet you. Happy New Year!


  16. Just love it!! I recently ordered some silver stamped charms on a necklace with my childern’s names on it from Lisa Leonard Designs- her stuff is fab too! I may just have to email you though and find out how you do this.

  17. I love this necklace. I here by award you the mirror trophy ball. 1st place of course!

  18. I love these! I bought a punch set and am looking forward to stamping some pieces!

  19. Your entry is really nice, but…yes, yours is definitely the winner!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

  20. What a unique gift! I haven’t seen a reused flatware project yet that didn’t call my name. Love it, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!