I was asked how I did my wood burned spoons…
It’s pretty straightforward.
First comes the design. I wander around the internet, finding t-shirt slogans or signs or anything that happens to jump out at me. I try to find subjects that might apply to my customers… western patterns like my tooled leather look, outdoor/camping ideas, cooking (of course), Wyoming symbols like buffalo and jackalope… You get the idea.
I just try to use the ideas and then expand on them and make them mine.
The idea is then lightly pencilled onto the spoon, and I get my woodburners heating. I usually have a wide tool and a finer one for more detail.
Here is a time lapse video of a simple design.
I put the main pattern on the back of the spoon, and a smaller one on both the handle and front.