A Swoon for a Spoon: Cameo Pendants

A Swoon for a Spoon: Cameo Pendants

Sometimes, when you stumble upon certain “bits”, you just have a vision of what you want to do…or try to do with them, as the case may be.

And that’s what happened when I came across trays of these dead stock cameos (dead stock = never used…so, vintage in age but otherwise brand new).

Vintage cameos at Dove Cote Brocante in Fernandina Beach, Florida by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

There they were, just walkin’ down the street…

I pawed through them for a long time, carefully picking out my favorite designs and the best representation of each. I ended up with four- but in my mind, I was a greedy little child grabbing them by the fistful. But alas, I was well-behaved and purchased my cameo quad.

Vintage cameos at Dove Cote Brocante in Fernandina Beach, Florida by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I stopped at four…I deserve a medal for restraint.

Backing up a few weeks, I had purchased a bag of old silverware…silver-plated stuff, nothing worth any money…for the purpose of jewelry-making. I just knew that spoons would be the perfect “backing” for these cameos, given their oval shape. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

So I bought a small anvil, and flattened some spoons.

Flattening vintage silverplate spoons to make DIY retro cameo pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Watch out! Sadie’s got an anvil!

After they were flattened, I bent the handles back as far as I could.

Flattening vintage silverplate spoons to make DIY retro cameo pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Spoon yoga, perhaps?

With the help of our Dremel, Jon cut off most of each handle and sanded down the rough edge. Then, we hammered down the handle nub to create a closed-off ring to slide a chain through.

Flattening vintage silverplate spoons to make DIY retro cameo pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Looking more pendant-y!

Last step- securing the cameos to the spoons with my favorite epoxy.

And then, ta-da! An interchangeable set of cameo spoon pendants!

DIY necklace pendant with a repurposed antique silverplate spoon and vintage cameo by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Aren’t they awesome?

Love, love, love…I can’t type that enough. AND I have some available to buy in my Etsy shop!

DIY necklace pendant with a repurposed antique silverplate spoon and vintage cameo by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I’m pretty sure the green daffy is my favorite…

Craft on!


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PIN ME!DIY Cameo Cabochon necklace pendant created using a vintage antique silverplate spoon by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com


  1. I don’t wear much jewelry, but I love these! You could have easily sold them had you bought all I suspect. But how fun that it such an exclusive design for you alone.

  2. I’m in love these! The vintage cameos paired with the old spoons..so pretty and original!

  3. As soon as I read spoon and cameo…I knew what was coming and was hooked! Excellent work!

  4. these spoon cameo’s are fun and lovely! What a great idea to add the cameos to a flattened spoon! I don’t know how you restrained yourself from buying a couple handfuls so great job!

  5. You’ve come up with such a creative idea for making a pendant out of a spoon! I always love seeing things repuposed in a totally different way!

  6. Jen @ Driftwood Gardens says:

    I honestly love everything you do. You truly do deserve a medal for restraint leaving all of those incredible cameos behind! The Lady is my favorite one, I think, and not just because she’s singing an old Eric Carmen song… Beautiful job with these!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      GIRL! You are so good to me- thank you! I just posted on your DG page…hoping to get my paws on a few more of these to make pendants for my Etsy shop. We shall see…!

  7. I love your spoon cameo pendants! They’re gorgeous. What a great combo!

  8. So creative and beautiful. Great idea for holiday presents. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST! Pinned!

  9. etcetorize says:

    Great finds! I love how you brought them together and that they’re interchangeable. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  10. Great way to use several vintage pieces at once and how lucky to find all those beautiful cameos unused!! Thanks for linking it to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

  11. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog post with us at the #PureBlogLove recipe and DIY craft Link Party. I enjoyed dropping by and checking your blog post out and look forward to seeing you next week on Thursday at 8pm est- Sunday at midnight! Thanks again!
    Heidy L. McCallum


  12. These are sooooo cool! I love how you made them. Thank you for sharing at Think and Make Thursday this week! Hope to see you again on Thursday.

  13. Awesome jewelry! I make jewelry and sell it at craft fairs. I might try this.

  14. Very Cute! Found you on Ginger Snap Crafts!

  15. Beautiful! I love how they turned out.

  16. adrian@lifewithgarnish.com says:

    These necklaces turned out beautiful! So creative:)

  17. They are madly gorgeous! Have never seen cameos paired with spoon pendants before – just perfect!

  18. These are gorgeous. You totally should have grabbed more cameos! Thanks for linking up at Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!

  19. Great idea to use the cameos on the spoons. Love the way they turned out. Thanks so much for sharing at VIParty.

  20. These are so pretty and fantastic! Have a lovely day!! xo Holly

  21. juliaklimek says:

    Sadie ~ they’re really cute! I love them! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday, I’ll pin/share! Julia

  22. juliaklimek says:

    I forgot to mention – I REALLY want to flatten spoons with an Anvil!!! LOL! (but true!)

  23. Those cameos are gorgeous!

  24. juliaklimek says:

    Sarah – I’m featuring your cameos at Merry MOnday! See you tonight or tomorrow! xx Julia

  25. I would love to buy one!

  26. I would have never in a million years thought of doing something like this! Thanks for sharing it at our party. I hope you will stop by the Found & Foraged Linky Party next week too! (Saturday @ 8PM CST) Hope to see you there http://www.thebigrevealblog.com! (Or, you can always visit through Laura’s blog or Kyla’s, too! We are just excited for your visit:))

  27. ^^^I agree with Grace!^^^ Awesome fun project! Pinned!

  28. Thank you so much for being a part of our #PureBlogLove link parties in 2014 – We plan on seeing in the new year with a BANG this Thursday evening and hope that all our favorite bloggers will join us! No worries if you cannot make it that night, remember the party runs weekly, Thursday-Monday morning!!

  29. Wow! I love these! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Wow! These are gorgeous and unique!! I want one! 🙂 I’m featuring you this week at Friday Favorites. Thanks for linking up!

  31. man can’t believe I forgot about these awesome cameo pendants! thanks for sharing them again at our creative challenge. Also, congrats! this post is my fav for this week so I hope you stop by on Friday!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Awesome, thanks!! I need to be reminded each month about your creative challenge- I don’t know why I can’t remember on my own, LOL!

  32. Wow, Sarah! Stunning pieces of work! You chose the right cameos. It’s as though they belong together. Very creative!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us Creative Craft Challenge and hope you’ll join us in June’s challenge too! Pinned to our group board. 🙂

  33. Hi Sarah. Thanks for sharing your awesome project at the Creative Craft Challenge Party. Hope you will be joing us again in June for the next challenge.

  34. Hi Sarah, I reached your blog via Flamingo Toes. I love your cameo pendants and your sense of humor (love those song lyrics). Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  35. Jana Thompson says:

    I have had a set of 4 cameos forever. I could never seem to find an idea to use them that I liked until this one!!! So excited to try this! Totally hitting up the Goodwill later to check on some vintage spoons.

  36. OMGOSH!!!! I LOVE THESE!!! And I just yesterday got some cameos from FMG that would be perrrrrrrfect for this! And I loooooooooooooooove to collect silver spoons and forks. Now I have something to use them for. Sweeeeeeeet!!!!!! Thank you!!!!

  37. So original and soo soo pretty. Where do you come up with all of this originality. If you take some vitamins for it, I want some too.


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