This owl spoon is a fairly hard piece to find. One of the most interesting places I found the pattern was outside of Boston at an antique show. An older gentleman had the spoon in a case full of mismatched antiques in his booth. I bought the spoon from him and knew I eventually wanted to elevate the piece from a ferrous (non precious) to nonferrous (precious) metal. The pattern is called “Owl” by Rogers made in 1892. The original spoon is only made in silver plate. Keep on reading to find out how I changed this spoon from silver plate to sterling silver.
With the help of my friend Eric, a world class caster, we made a silicon mold from the original. From there we poured wax into the mold to make a wax copy. Using the wax piece we created a clay like substance and stuck the piece in the middle with a “line” running to the design. The clay is heated causing the wax to melt away leaving a negative space of the original spoon. Next we weigh and heat just enough silver and pour it down the line. This creates a perfect sterling silver copy. To prep the spoon I clean it carefully by cutting and sanding away the line. From there I follow the steps I use to make the perfect spoon ring.
This is a copy of the original piece that is only found in silver plate. By using the casting method I have elevated the design to a precious metal. We also have this available in gold ranging from rose gold to 24k. If you are interested please send me a message and I will send you the price in a private message.
Dimension of ring: Current Size: 7 US Ring Feel: Small-Medium
Aaron Paul can re-size any spoon ring to fit your finger free of charge. He takes great care in carefully cleaning each spoon and uniquely turning it into a piece of history you can wear. Each piece of silverware Aaron Paul uses dates back between the early 1800’s to mid 1900’s with a majority of the patterns between 1880’s to 1930’s.
My goal as an artist is to not only show the beauty and history of each piece of art but also the beauty of the person that wears this ring. I believe every person has a unique identity. With this identity and skills learned throughout life they can go into the world and shed light into dark places. My hope is that my art will help remind each person how unique they are and how they are one of a kind.
*Please note once the first 10 rings are sold out all orders of this design will be delivered before December 25th