Here is the big reveal - it worked
So I made a bead directly onto the spoon - permanently fixed there to admire. Some of the silver plating on the spoon burnt off in little sections but I think it truly adds to the feel of the whole design. I will now be making more and trying to perfect the production skills.
While I was impatiently waiting for the kiln to slowly ramp down in temperature I had a play with some more copper and came up the the bracelet below - I am going to keep this one and see how it wears.