I received my bender two weeks ago and I have 75 high school art students chomping at the bit to begin this new adventure. I biggest worry is that they will raid their mothers' and their
grandmothers' silverware drawers!
I cannot wait to see what they will come up with. Every assignment that I challenge them with ends up amazing me.
Thank you for the awesome tool. I could not manage teaching silerware recycling without it.
Hi, I have been creating jewelry with wire for years and have tried to make some spoon rings and bracelets just using brute force (hammering on mandrel) with some annealing. I haven't really been
happy with the end result and all that hammering definitely takes a toll on the shoulder. I round your bender when watching searching YouTube for ideas/tutorials on making spoon rings and bracelets.
I was so excited to see your bender and ordered right away (as soon as message on your site that they were available. I had to go out of town before my package arrived so I am anxious to try them out
as soon. I get home.
I am planning to make bracelets for my sisters and daughter in law for Christmas and will also try my hand at some rings. Lol, I will be on the search for some nice silver plated spoons for the
gifts but will also be practicing with some stainless flatware. Thanks so much for getting my bender out to me so quickly---just wish I we home so I could start playing.
This is the greatest thing since sliced bread! Am so glad I ordered one. It is so easy to use and saves a great deal of time! I have been looking for magnets that actually work so was glad to hear
you have some good ones for purchase. The only sad thing for me is to hear that there are so many others out there making the same jewelry as me. Competition!!! I do have silverware that belonged to
my Grandma who was born in 1905. I am making bracelets for the girls in my family as an heirloom piece. That idea was pretty cool I must admit! BTW, Happy Birthday John!
I just ordered my bracelet bender and haven't even received it yet, but I am so excited. About a year ago I decided to try making bracelets from spoons and forks. However, I discovered it wasn't
so easy to do and finally gave up trying. Then last week I discovered this website and as soon as they were in stock I ordered my bracelet bender. I can hardly wait for it to arrive.
Thanks Suzanne & John for this tool.
I love my bracelet bender. It was also very helpful to know that you were having the same issues with drilling silverware and I had a 30 watt soldering iron that didn't work for me. I sold the 30
watt in a garage sale and got a 60 watt. It is so much better! I just got a drill press. I can't wait to try it! Thank you for the advice!
Dear Suzanne and John,
Thank you so much for inventing this spoon bender! I bought the bender on August 11, 2013. My husband and I watched your video at least three times (great learning video) before creating 30 spoon
bracelets. In September, we participated in a festival as a first-time vender not knowing what to expect. The spoon bracelets were a hit!
We also gave a bracelet to our church for their 100th anniversary fundraiser and our elementary catholic school for their fundraiser. I have gotten several requests for special orders. THANKS!!!
Thank heavens for this wonderful tool! I have been crafting vintage jewelry for several years now. Needless to say,I have strengthen my muscles considerably, and pulled a few too. The Bender has
made my crafting so much easier and size right the very first time. Thanks again for such an innovative product!
I have been wanting to make spoon and fork jewelry for a long time. After researching and watching the videos, I worried about the cost of buying silverware. The other option was flatware, but I
worried about the need to use a torch in order to bend the metal. When I saw your video, I knew I had finally found the tool that would allow me the opportunity to enjoy making flatware jewelry. I am
so excited! I have been gathering my other tools and can't wait to use the bender! I have a "Auntie/Cousin" reunion in October- it's been more than 20 years since we have all been together. I hope to
finish a few bracelets for all to enjoy! Wish me luck!
I am always looking for an art that re or up cycles. When I saw the Bender, I could tell it was a well built tool. I was so excited to find out it was just updated, to bend rings. I received it
promptly and I can't wait to use it.
I LOVE THE SPOON BENDER .IT IS SO EASY TO USED. I WAS LIKE U I HAD TROUBLE BENDING THE SPOONS .BUT NOT NOW .IT IS GREAT
Wow .I just love my spoon bender. I had been trying to bend spoons for a few weeks after deciding to start making spoon handle bracelets. Unfortunately my attempts were just not working at all
well and had the wonkiest bracelets you could imagine. I was nearly ready to give up when I found the demonstration on utube. As I live in Australia I was hesitant to order but after watching the
demo again and again over a couple of weeks I thought .... well the lady seems genuine and I really want to make quality bracelets so I went ahead and ordered one. Was very pleased with the postage
costs and the fast delivery and was even more pleased when I started using my very own bender! Now my bracelets are perfect.... not at all wonky!! LOVE IT.
A co-worker and I started making spoon bracelets last fall after I had purchased one for myself in a shop while on vacation. We were very excited about our endeavor and purchased a different
bender online. While we were having success with people purchasing bracelets it was definitely the bending that was giving us the most grief in our production. Bends were not consistent and it was
very hard on the hands and took a lot of time for each bracelet.
One day as I was surfing around the internet I came across Suzanne's bender, I quickly called my husband to watch the video (as he was a helping hand in the bending process!) We both looked at each
other in amazement when we saw how quick and perfect the bends came out. I ordered one on the spot! Delivery was fast and it works like a charm!
I promptly told my partner about it and she ordered one as well.
I have only just purchased my bender but look forward to our Christmas craft production being much more smooth sailing with this amazing tool.
Thanks so much! :)
I haven't been home yet to use my new spoon bender, but am so excited to begin. Your tutorial is a huge help and the bender is very cool. Thanks to you and your Dad for creating such a marvel. The
jewelry you create is spectacular and I instantly fell in love with your work. I hope I can create my own, or I will go broke buying your pieces!
Several weeks ago I purchased a spoon bender other than Suzannes. Big mistake. I never made one bracelet with it. Did not work. I found Suzanne's video and knew right away this was the spoon
bender for me. I love it. I have made about 30 bracelets. This is what I call a spoon bender no other like it. I have enjoyed it tremendously. The video sent with the purchase is great. I have
watched it several times and will continue to watch it. The video is so helpful in not only showing how to use the spoon bender but also informs you on the right supplies to purchase for your hobby
or business. I would recommend this to anyone. Again I say I love it. You go girl and dad. Thanks
After suffering a stroke 8 months ago, I was looking for something to work at with my hands as a form of therapy for my left hand. I ran onto some of the silveware jewelry and decide that this
would get the job done and also feed my creative appetite. It didn,t take me long to decide that I would need a lot more therapy before I could perfect this. I then ran onto the amazing spoon bender
on ebay and have been happily making beautiful jewelry ever since.This tool has enabled me to bend the silverware with no assistance and I am so very pleased wiyh it. It truly is an amazing
invention. Looking so forward to the adapter for rings. Thanks for restoring some of my abilities.
I came across Suzanne's YouTube video demonstrating the Spoon Bender. I was intrigued. I had bought two spoon bracelets a few years ago and thought how fun it would be to make my own. I was a
newbie. The drawback? How does one bend it? How does one get the correct shape, the perfect angle to fit a wrist? I knew I didn't want to spend hours pounding and shaping. So this little instrument
opened up the door for me to try to make a bracelet from start to finish. It's so exciting and easy to get the hang of. I would never dream of doing this without the Bender. All the steps that come
after, such as cutting, grinding, soldering, polishing, etc are just technique which I hope to improve on. It definitely speeds up my learning curve time in becoming proficient. The Bender is
essential in getting the perfect shape fast. This is an absolute necessity if one wants to make multiple bracelets. Don't even think about bending flatwear without the Bender because you'll be
wasting valuable time trying to bend by hand. Suzanne has answered several of my Emails quickly and is very helpful in providing support as needed. Thanks John and Suzanne.
My husband Wayne purchased the spoon bender and has never looked back since. We are grey nomads travelling around Australia. We go to as many markets as we can selling my hand craft. Wayne has
always been my greatest support and now I can give back to him as he joins me on our creative journey. This has brought an already solid marriage to an even higher place.
Thankyou Suzanne and John for giving my husband an outlet that he enjoys beyond belief.
We are very excited about the ring attachment and look forward to more new creations.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the spoon bender. Your dad is a GENIUS !!! :)
As my daughter Sarah and wife Donna said, you need a hobby. Try this out. Make rings, bracelets, ear rings, necklaces out of silverware. Sounds and looks easy
enough. How hard could it be.
Well I started last year, pounding, turning and twisting, and melting. And I mean melt. Not counting all the times I hit my fingers and hands with different size hammers.
And I don't need anymore pain in my fingers trust me. In that year I ruined countless pieces of silverware and sadly some of which was not mine.
And then along came Suzanne and John. The Bracelet Bender . I've only had the Bender for a month now, but I have already rolled out some real nice bracelets. I am still in the infant
stage. But with this bracelet bender I can see light at the end of the tunnel. And I can't wait for the Ring Bender. I feel like a kid at Christmas. I am glad I don't have to wait till then.
Now it is fun!! I make them for my daughter, wife, nieces and nephews and friends. I don't sell anything I make; maybe in the future after I purchase my next Bracelet and Ring
Bender I'll explore that idea.
I can't tell you how many times I've sat and wondered why someone didn't invent a 'spoon' bender. If I could only tell you the amount of frustration I've had over the last 5 years or so. You can
bend the spoons/forks to some degree, but until I got your bender there was just NO WAY to get a nice, even, clean bend. Now i'm like some maniac bending every spoon and fork I can find :). My
relative lock their drawers! Thank you so much, to your dad for designing it and to you, for making such a fantastic bracelet bender.
I cannot wait to see the ring bender. I tried it on the tiny roller but it didn't come out so good. I will be 'wishing' you pick me to win the ring bender but if not i'll be saving up my pennies
because I know it will be a MUST HAVE! Thanks again!
I sell Lamp-work jewelry at a local Farmers Market. Before I found the spoon bender I thought about incorporating spoon bracelets with lamp-work beads. The time it took to pound out a spoon(about
45 min), was not going to work to keep cost down so to compete at Farmer Market prices.
Since I received the spoon bender, about a week ago I have made 20 complete bracelets in just a couple of evenings. This spoon bender WORKS!! I couldn't believe my eye's when I watched the CD, how
easy this made bending spoons. The CD is also a complete guide on making a spoon bracelet from start to finish. I highly recommend this product.
Love, love, love my spoon bender! Even my 12 year old has begun to use it. This is a great product that I'm sure would make a great assignment for a physics class. How does it work? Who knew that
these everyday products could be put together to make such an amazing gadget?
I'm sorry to say I haven't had a chance to use it yet as I had to have an unexpected pacemaker surgery as soon as I got it. No using that arm for anything other than scratching for 2-4 weeks until
the leads into my heart have "taken hold" so to speak. I did have my brother whose an engineer and very interested take a look at it and he's pretty excited to see it in action. Will provide feedback
in a month or so when I'm back in the workshop!
I absolutely love my bracelet bender. I had decided that I needed to learn how to make my own spoon bracelets. I started looking on-line for a device to assist me in my new hobby. I contacted
Suzanne and she immediately came up with a way to use her device to bend the whole spoon. She was great to work with and she shipped it to me without any problems. I highly recommend this tool! Plus,
I think it is wonderful that her dad came up with the design!
I recently purchased the spoon bender after two years of hammering around a form. My issue with the previous method was not being able to keep the utensil in a steady enough position to have a
consistent bend. It was frustrating and hard to correct my errors. Now using the spoon bender I am able to consistently produce identical matched pairs time after time. Thanks SD for making such a
useful, time saving and money making tool.
First off, I'm not a relative, but a retired teacher that has been making and selling flatware jewelry for five years. I quit making jewelry about 6 months ago, because all that pounding was just
too much for my arthritis. People were disappointed, and feeling disappointed in losing the one thing I enjoyed, I began to slowly slip into the couch potato mode. One day, while surfing the You Tube
videos, I came across one, that showed a flatware bender that needed NO POUNDING!! Impossible I thought, but there was this Woman making bends on un-annealed, Thick flatware, Stainless steel no
less!!! I immediately ordered one, and to my surprise, It worked just like the inventor (Named John) had made, for his daughter (Named Suzanne). I have just placed an order for a second one, (you
really don't need to, because it's pretty simple to change the roller size) but with two we can work side by side, together.
This is truly a bender that WORKS beyond how easily you would even dream of it working. This is a revolutionary jig that ANYONE can use, and I mean anyone! I’m happily off the couch, and back in
business because of this invention. Not to be melodramatic, but it changed my life.
I love my bender. For years I've wanted to make flatware jewelery and have never been successful. The bends were never "smooth", always jagged and never looked the way I wanted them to. With my
new bender, the flatware turns out beautiful. I am so happy with my new purchase!! Thanks a million!! - S. Sullivan
I rarely search YouTube but was looking for a video I had originally seen on Pinterest on how to make flatware bracelets. I found your video and liked your method so I decided to take a leap of
faith and purchase your bender. So glad I did, because it works wonders! So while I found you on YouTube, Pinterest is always my first and favored "search engine." - B. Hunt
I found you on Etsy. Your bending tool is great. I am glad I purchased one from you. Thanks - A. Hamm
I love this wonderful tool. I have been making jewelry for 7 years, but only recently got into the spoon art. I have had shoulder surgery on both shoulders and one of them twice. It has metal
parts in it. Also surgery on both wrist and arthritis in both hands so you can imagine how hard it was on me to hammer pieces into to even resemble bracelets. With your wonderful tool it is a breeze
to bend any flatware I have used it on with minimal pressure on my hands and shoulders. If I can use it any one can!! thank you ,thank you,thank you - C. Duff
Suzanne actually cares about your satisfaction. She is just an e-mail away to help answer any question about the fabulous spoon bender invented by her father John. Arthritis almost ended my
jewelry making career, their bending jig saved me from the couch and TV for the rest of my hobbyist life. They are FANTASTIC!! You will be ABSOLUTELY delighted with their product and their service!!
- M. Corso
First of all. Thanks to You and your Dad. What a great idea and a great tool. I will be getting a second one of these. I am still playing around with it though. Your tutorial on the making of the
bracelet was excellent.
Like you, I have severe arthritis in my fingers due to Lymes. Actually had six of my finger joints fused and will have the other two done in the near future. So you can imagine how happy i was to
find you and your video. - G. Ranieri
Your Videos are great , straight away I'm learning and your dad's a clever bloke with the making of the bender.
Again thank you for your time ,effort and support. Your work is beautiful , kind regards. - W. Parry from Down Under
Thank you so much for sharing this video tutorial with me! It's very kind of you to do that! : ) ...I watched it through last night and it is absolutely fantastic! I recently found you on Facebook
and liked your page. Your jewelry is beautiful and your work is impeccable! I purchased the spoon bender that your Dad makes and it is FANTASTIC. What a work of genius! It bends all my spoons almost
effortlessly. I am so happy and grateful that I came across it on Etsy! I assure you, it will get plenty of use! - B
Oh, I am so excited to make a spoon bracelet now. I love love love the video. How idiotic I was to think I knew what I was doing just because I had the spoon bender. And I love all the details you
added from the size and dimensions of tools to even where you bought them. All your great suggestions come from your years of experience. This is great. - T. Phelan
Handy bender, Fast shipper. Thanks!
I found this tool bends flatware with ease! Best jewelry tool I own!!!
Suzanne is a great person to work with. The spoon bender is ingenious and saves so much time when making spoon bracelets. If you're looking for a tool to make bending spoons easier then this is
the one! - L. Devora
LOVE IT!!!! - A. Hamm
I ordered this bender a few weeks ago and it is awesome! I've used it to bend some antique silver plated spoons and it works great!! Suzanne's tutorials are great! She is meticulous...she covers
every detail that anyone could want to make spoon bracelets! Thank you, Suzanne!! - Brenda L.
Jig arrived in MINT condition. FANTASTIC customer service. Check it out on You Tube, AMAZING SPOON BRACELET BENDER by Flatwearable Artisan Jewelry. I have bought about 5 so-called spoon benders
and they are in my junk parts drawer, because they didn't work!!! THIS ONE DOES!!! Even stainless steel!!!!! Believe it!!!!