it kind of is, if you include the bail ring haha. this is one of the challenges of working with the spoons though, i can't always do the shape i want because the design on the handle won't work with it. =/ c'est la vie
you could i really like having a live model, i find it really helps people to get an idea for sense of scale and how the piece looks when worn. & while i wouldn't mind modeling my own pieces, per se, it's just too annoying for me to try to take decent self-portraits.