So I set out to make new, whole spoons out of the remnants, and add some aesthetic spice while using up some odds and ends that I hoard for reuse while I'm at it. I also wanted handles somewhat shorter than the originals, so that they'd fit nicely in bag pockets for eating out.
Since the main components I use (metal spoon pieces and finished attar bottles) were acquired thanks to serendipity and geographical location respectively, I imagine this Instructable would be useless for most of you. However, if you have adapted the idea to your context and come up with something cool, I'd love to hear how, so please share in the comments!
Step 1: Collecting Materials
I experimented with Super Glue and and a PVC solvent cement before eventually deciding on using an epoxy glue to hold the metal spoon piece in place. It's rock hard at the moment, but I am curious to find out if it can stay this way for long...
The materials used are;
1. Metal spoon pieces
2. Attar bottles
3. Plastic pieces from pen clip (to waterproof for the red, liquid-filled handle)
4. Epoxy adhesive
5. Food colouring and water
6. Silicon dioxide balls (these come as dessicants in some local packeted food items)
7. Assorted sequins and beads
8. Glitter dust
9. A little enamel paint
Step 2: The Spoon Part
I had vague plans of filling at least one of the bottles with a liquid of some sort, so I covered up this hole in a waterproof manner with a piece of plastic (Photo 3 and 4), held in place with the epoxy glue.
Once that had dried, I simply brushed the glue on the right end of the spoon and inserted in to the roll-on bit. The fit was perfect, since I spent some time filing and tweaking the metal with a wrench till the size was right. After the spoon had hardened considerable in to place, I filled the spaces in the roll-on bit with more epoxy glue for added strength (Photo 5).
Step 3: The Handle
Step 4: E Pluribus Unum!
Et voilà, a trendy little spoon! I can't wait to pounce upon the first opportunity to pack one of these with my lunch :D I particularly love how light passes through the red one.
It is by no means a complex project, but certainly a gleeful one! Done right (perhaps more neatly than I did!), I believe it might even make for a cute gift item to a friend. I hope this Instructable has been of some use to you :)