Custom 6 inch Copper Twig Spoons

About a week ago I received an email from a lovely woman, named Amie asking about my copper twig sugar spoons.  She was interested in a custom set of twig spoons but wanted them to be 2 1/2 times the size of the sugar spoons - 6 inches to be exact.

This was the largest set of twigs spoons that I've made yet and offered me a bit of challenge.  When I finished Amies spoons I loved how sturdy they felt in my hands and how beautiful they looked from all angles.  I particularly like the texture of the handle, that will always be my favorite part of the twig spoons.  With the black patina brushed back a bit to let some of the copper show though, you can really see all of the organic details of the twigs.

Not long after I shipped these twig spoons out to Amie, did I receive this lovely email.

"Charmaine,
Your beautiful spoons arrived today.   They are even more beautiful than the images.   Oh my!!   I love love love them and promise to cherish them always!
Thank you thank you thank you!
Amie"

 

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One-of-a-Kind Twig Sugar+ Salt Spoons

I created these one-of-a-kind twig sugar + salt spoons late last year as a fun doodle to get my creative juices flowing.  I tend to collect things on my morning walks with my dog and I store my findings in various boxes in my studio.  At the time I was playing around with spoons - making some in leaf forms and others were sculptural and minimal.  I decided to cast the twigs in copper with the intention turning them into spoon handles...eventually.  I say eventually because those copper twigs sat on my bench, untouched, for a quite a while.  But, I finally got around to turning them into the spoons they longed to be.  And when I was done, I noticed that they formed into something more beautiful than I had originally imagined.    

I wish I would have taken a photo of the raw castings of the twigs, before I filed and sanded and shaped and soldered them.  But none-the-less, they came out so lovely.  Although they do step in a different direction from my current eastetic, these one-of-a-kind spoons are, to me, some of the most interesting objects I've made on a whim.