Minot spring craft fair turns ordinary things into treasures

MINOT, N.D. - The Spring Big One has taken over the State Fair Event Center once again.

Beautiful silver wind chimes, made of silverware? For more than 20 years, Bob Hendricks has been hand-crafting metal work from your everyday kitchen utensils.

It all started when his wife brought home a metal fish.

"She brought it home and it was almost a joke. I don't know where she got it. But I say, 'gosh I can do better than that'. She said, 'well go for it.' So you play around and play around and all of a sudden you kind of come up with an idea and it worked,” said Hendricks, Owner of Silver Fish and Things.

What looks beautiful now didn't start out that way.

"A lot of time is spent cleaning them up. When I get this silver it does not look like this. It has sat in drawers, attics or in storage and silver tarnishes,” said Hendricks.

All the hard work is worth it for Hendricks.

"It is kind of fun because you just sit there and people walk by. It is an inward satisfaction just to watch the smiles on their face,” said Hendricks.

Creating beautiful, unique works of art you can find at this year's Big One.

The Spring Big One runs through 8 p.m. Friday night and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the State Fair Event Center.