Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Silverware Delights!

Over the last few weeks I have been privileged enough to work with Wayne and Gail Christy from The Bent Utensil.  A few months ago I met the couple at a holiday arts and crafts show. We had an instant connection because the Christy's also make some amazing jewelry out of recycled flatware. At the show, Wayne had offered to teach me how to make spoon rings and on March 5th, I took him up on his offer.  I drove the hour to Albion,NY to meet them at their home workshop for a lesson.

The Bent Utensil: Gail and Wayne Christy

Wayne and Gail are some of the nicest, down to earth people I have met on the craft show circuit.  I can honestly say, after just a few minutes in their company, I felt as if I had known them for ages.

As of right now, they don't have a web site, but today we got together and I helped them set up their Facebook fanpage. If you have a moment, I would highly recommend a stop over to check out their wares.  Here are just a few examples: 

handle bracelet with Swarovski crystal

Wayne and Gail use only the most unique silver-plated treasures. They pride themselves on their craftsmanship and have a lifetime guarantee on everything they sell.

gorgeous spoon ring

You can even stop at their booth at a craft show and get your Bent Utensil piece polished up, free of charge.

handle pendant
They make a wide range of amazing and innovative items. You gotta love these fork corn picks, perfect for your family picnic in the back yard this summer. 

set of 5 corn on the cob picks

Their prices and extremely fordable too, ranging from $7-$25 for most products. Check their Facebook fanpage frequently for newly posted arts and craft show dates in the Western,NY area. They also do custom orders, bridal party sets, and will even make you a special keepsake piece from Grandma's old flatware. 
I really cant say enough nice things about the Christy's.  They invited me into their home and taught me some very valuable tricks of the trade. I only hope I can honor their benevolence and virtuosic creativity in the rings I produce. 

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  1. awesome! So glad they shared their skills with you, as I am loving my spoon ring!