Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Utensil strength part 2: a faux bakelite tiki necklace!

Hi! So I'm in the middle of a series showing examples of how to turn random utensils...


...into jewelry. Part deux: what to do with that second item from the top? Who knows what the heck it is - some kind of slotted spatula, I guess. First, I cut it in half. (See yesterday's post for tips on deconstructing plastic utensils.)


Hmm. Challenging.

I started off really well, by taking the top half into the shower and crooning Frank Sinatra songs into it at the top of my lungs. So refreshing!

Then I took another look at the other half, the long straight handle. And I remembered these tiki forks:


Regular readers may recall the faux bakelite earrings they became.


It turns out, the Sinatra-microphone-spatula thing is exactly the same color. So I snipped up some tiki forks with a wire cutter.


Then I arranged the tiki bits on the spatula handle, and glued them down with my trusty E6000.


And voila - a kinda nifty, very bakelite-looking pendant!


Then I added some thrift store chain and vintage charms...


Look! Tiki necklace!


I am pretty happy with this. Here's a photo with a t-shirt so you can see the scale; yes, it's big, but it's quite light and easy to wear.


Once I get Frank Sinatra out of my system, I'll try to come up with a project for the microphone half. Until then...you'll have to excuse me...

(crooning) "Fly me to the moon, and let me live among the stars..."



5 comments:

  1. Tiki!! that's so delightfully odd, I lurve it!

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  2. You are so creative! More stuff for me to be on the lookout for on my thrifting trips.

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  3. Very fascinating! Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

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  4. That slotted spatula is a egg separator. I remember my grandma using it in the 70's

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