Spoon Theory “Spoonie” Necklace (Gold Plated)

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Jamie Otis™ is proud to present Spoon Theory “Spoonie” Necklace.

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 Spoon Theory “Spoonie” Necklace


Since Jamie Otis™ jewelry pre-launched in 2015, there have been hundreds of requests for a “spoonie” spoon theory necklace. As a matter of fact, my very first customer (Shout out to Erin Johnson!) said she purchased her Spoon Me necklace not for the symbol of spooning with her love, but because she is a spoonie practicing the spoon theory. What on earth is a spoonie and what’s this “spoon theory” she claimed to follow?

The Spoon Theory Explains How People With Chronic Illnesses Ration Energy


I decided to do a little research on this spoon theory. I was curious what being a spoonie meant to these people who suffer with pain and fatigue on a daily basis. This is what I found: A person with chronic illness who is following the spoon theory starts the day with a certain number of spoons. Each spoon represents a burst of energy. On any given day spoonies use their allotted number of spoons to prioritize tasks. (Tasks as simple as showering and getting dressed to cooking and cleaning: each require a spoon.) When the spoons run out she/he will have no more energy left.

The spoon theory was developed by a woman named Christine Miserandino who was just trying to explain her daily struggles keeping up due to her chronic illness. Christine looks “normal” but she suffers from pain, fatigue, trouble sleeping, and a whole slew of other aches and ailments every day. Since she doesn’t look “sick” she was having difficulty explaining to her family and friends.

Being a nurse I was really inspired by the spoon theory. I wanted to extend my love of spooning to all of you spoonies out there. I made this spoon specifically for you. This spoon theory “spoonie” necklace is meant to symbolize your strength, but it is also meant to serve as a reminder that it is OK to say “no” because you just don’t have enough spoons in one day.

Wear this Spoon Theory “Spoonie” Necklace for the strength to say “Yes” to everything you must do AND for the strength to know it is ok to say “No” to the extras you just don’t have the energy for. Let This Spoon Theory “Spoonie” Necklace be a reminder to you and those who see you wearing it that you only have so many spoons in a day and you’re using them wisely.

Jamie Otis™ jewelry is lovingly 100% handmade and hand crafted in the most magnificent place in America: New York City.

Safe & Convenient Domestic & International Shipping

I want to make your shopping experience at JamieOtis.com simple and easy. That’s why I’m offering direct delivery straight to your front door. Shipping domestically is only $6.99! Best of all, shipping is FREE (nope, that’s not a typo!) on domestic orders $150 or more. I hear you guys over seas & in Canada – I am so excited you’d like me to ship to you, too! And I’m happy to let you know that it’s only going to be $31.00 for shipping internationally. What could be better than that? FREE (again, no typo here :-D) shipping internationally on orders of $200.00 or more.

From my Door To Yours

I don’t want you to waste your precious time running around from store to store and heaven forbid I interrupt your amazing spooning sesh! Receive your purchase without having to leave the comfort of your plush bed with your fluffed pillows with your favorite spooner by your side. (Crazy Cat Ladies – I have you in mind.) 😉 Your order will be shipped directly to your front door. And if you wish, you can have it gift-wrapped for $5.00. Because a perfect gift looks so much better beautifully wrapped with an elegant bow on top!

Easy Returns

I truly value each and every one of my customers. I strive to provide you with an experience that makes you feel confident in your purchase. I hope your selection brings you many years of love & happiness.

Our Return/Refund Policy


I’ll be shocked if you’re not incredibly happy with your purchase, but I won’t judge ya. If you’re not completely satisfied you may return or exchange it within 10 days to JamieOtis.com© for a full refund.

*Custom designed merchandise and items engraved with personalized information and/or gems cannot be returned or exchanged. However, I want you to be 100% satisfied so please email me (Jamie@JamieOtis.com) with any questions/comments/concerns you have.

Estimated Arrival Date

The Estimated Arrival Date is-you guessed it-just my estimation. I wish we had amazing technology where you’d order and then snap your fingers to receive your purchase within seconds! How awesome would that be? (Want my estimation for this incredible shipping service? My guess is that we’ll see ‘Order Now AND Receive Now’ in the year 2055.)
I want to be as accurate as possible when determining when you will receive your beautiful new jewelry but I cannot stop a storm, busy holiday traffic, etc. Please give or take a day when expecting your purchase.

Additional information

Silver or Gold Plated

Silver, Gold Plated

11 responses to “Spoon Theory “Spoonie” Necklace (Gold Plated)”

  1. I absolutely adore my spoonie necklace. As a 36 year married to the same man, we still like to spoon. I so enjoy watching, listening, and hearing all about Doug and Jamie’s marriage and growing family. Doug and Jamie have touched my sweet southern Alabama heart. I also purchased Jamie’s book and her “STORY” just broke my heart. It just makes me love her all the more. I appreciate how she and Doug just throw themselves out there and share there lives with all of their fans.

  2. I absolutely LOVE my “Spoonie” necklace. I have reflex sympathetic dystrophy and lupus. Years ago, I was in a support group that gave out little spoon pins. One day, I realized my pin was gone. It was so disappointing. Years and years later, after searching for a replacement, I gave up the hope of finding anything like the pin. I was so excited to see that Jamie had created a line of jewelry AND that she’d created a spoon theory necklace! And it’s even nicer than the pin was. I love, love, love it.
    Thank you Jamie! ❤️

  3. I bought this necklace, way back when Jamie first started making jewelry. I never take it off! It’s my favorite piece of jewelry. It’s so delicate & beautiful. As a chronic illness sufferer, the spoon theory holds a very special place in my heart. This necklace also holds a special place in my heart, because Jamie is such an amazing, strong & inspirational lady. I’m buying another necklace for a friend, right now!

  4. I am in LOVE with this necklace. It is so dainty, delicate, and feminine. It’s really high quality and well-made. Suffering from a chronic illness, the spoon theory has really resonated with me. This spoon will give me strength on my tough days and gratitude on the good days. Thanks, Jamie! Xo

  5. Omg I thought I did a review when I first got my spoonie necklace! I’m sorry for not doing so but as they say everything has a reason. I have nerve damage in both feet from 2 surgeries the dr messed up and 3 more in each foot trying to correct. I’ve had this for over 15 years and its the most painful I had ever gone through and I did 36 hours of labor all natural to deliver my 9 lb 8 oz daughter! But you have to use your feet you can’t push through it or get off them. I often run out of spoons often feel like I let my family and kids down as my kids were in jr high and high school during this time, my mom had dementia and I was trying to do it all. To add to this I was doing laundry bent down to empty the dryer and couldn’t get up without a lot of pain. Some how I managed to damage two dics and I had a bone mass pressing on my nerve. So add that pain to the other and I start the day minus spoons. No one understands what you go through because like my problems there are many invisible diseases out there. There is nothing worse then having someone say you look fine, there is nothing wrong with you or even worse being yelled at for using a handicap parking spot because they can’t see what is wrong with you. I feel in love with Jamie and Doug on their show and was thrilled when Jaime started her jewelry line. I knew she made the spoons originally because they love to spoon and I kept saying I need to get one because I’m definitely a spoonie! My friends are always looking for things with spoons since reading the spoonie theory but never have any of found jewelry. Of course life gets in the way and it was on my list to do but i didn’t get one. Then I checked Jaimie’s twitter and blog ( I swear just a fan not a stalker) and saw her announcement on the spoonie necklace and I swear I cried. I knew I was ordering it no one was stopping me. The whole experience wonderful , the piece beautiful and means so much to us spoonies, the incredible packaging and yep it means something when its done so nice. I bought around Valentine’s day and not only got a sale but candy and OMG I even talked to Jaimie online it cannot get better than that. When I received it again I cried not only does it represent so much to us spoonies but it is a beautiful piece. Very pretty beautiful quality done so well. The funny thing was i had a drs apt the day after i got it and my nurse notices it and asked about it. Of course she knew about the spoonie theory but didn’t know about the necklace. i swear she brought every nurse into look at it and pointed it out to the dr. It has got me through some very hard days that not only did I not have enough spoons but I started the day off with negative spoons. I had undergone genetic testing for breast cancer as its rapid in my family both of my sisters just finished treatment last year. I was not surprised when I tested positive for the marker but I was surprised i also tested positive for cervical and ovarian. I was scheduled for my first surgery after the holidays. Mind you since I got the necklace its never off me unless I shower. It brings me comfort peace. My dr suggested another mri right before my surgery I had one 6 weeks before but she likes to be sure where everything is. I was even more surprised when I went from everything clear to masses on both sides of my ovaries that also came back from the biopsies positive. Had I not had that mri, had not had surgery imeddiately followed by chemo who knows how long things would have sat there or how much worse it could be. I’m very grateful for the testing, I’m grateful I have a chance to fight things that many other women don’t but it has not been easy. You feel like you shouldn’t say I’m scared, I can’t do this, I’m tired because unlike those women before that just get a diagnosis with no chance you feel like guilty complaining. But I have had some very rough days, not an easy time with chemo and all through it my spoonie necklace hasn’t left my neck. I’m honored to wear it and when I realized I didn’t do my review I thought well yes it was bought because I am a chronic pain spoonie but now I’m also a cancer survivor spoonie. I have a couple more surgeries but I’m strong, I got this and on those days I start minus spoons I will always have my necklace so thank you once again Jaime for making these beautiful spoons

  6. I absolutely love my spoonie necklace! Both the chain and spoon charm are high quality. I saw you wearing the double spoon necklace on MAFS The First Year and searched online right away to find out more about your jewelry. I’m so glad you added a piece to represent the spoonie theory. Ive also ordered your mother and daughter necklaces and can’t wait to receive them. I’d love it if you ventured into the “semicolon movement” with your jewelry. You do such nice work! Best wishes to you & Doug! You have a lot of loyal supporters who appreciate your candor and genuine personality.

  7. As an individual with Multiple Sclerosis, I instantly appreciated this necklace. As a person who is highly dedicated to my profession, this necklace will serve as a constant reminder to not do more than I can or I will run out of “spoons” before lunchtime! Upon opening the box I fell in love with the spoon, but was deeply saddened when I went to put it on as the clasp is extremely tiny. I hope you consider making another “Spoonie” necklace with a clasp that would best meet the needs of those with MS, Lupus, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, etc. It is unfortunate that most of us struggle with our fine motor skills. Needless to say, I will attempt to proudly wear my “Spoonie” necklace tomorrow! Keeping my fingers crossed that I get to wear it at least once a week!

    • Hi Tanya!

      I am so excited you like your necklace! I hope it brings you strength and happiness each day! I will definitely look into clasps better suited for those of you who struggle with fine motor skills. 🙂

      Much love and happiness to you!


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