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I've been working on some new jewelry designs using some new pieces of vintage silverplate silverware I found at various antique sales. I'm having so much fun! In the first picture I created a gorgeous bangle from vintage sugar tongs. I've been creating spoon jewelry for over 10 years and I have never run across this pattern. It is Nils-John silverplate. I curled the fork ends around and charms could be added for some extra bling. I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to keep this one for myself since this is a one of a kind piece.