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From silverware to 'Silver-Wear'

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Do you have some mismatched pieces of old silverware collecting dust in a drawer somewhere?

To Lake Park resident Joanie Schiffner, such a collection would provide a wonderful trove of treasure.


When Schiffner looks at an old silver-plated teaspoon, knife or fork, she envisions a unique piece of jewelry.

The woman known by some as "The Spoon Lady" has gained local renown for being able to create pendants, bracelets, rings and letter openers from antique silverware.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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