There are few better ways than choosing a spoon you like and copying it, then making lots of them, keep analysing as you go
I struggle so much with creating a handle that looks right. I often find myself working on the handle, twisting it this way and that, and finally just giving up and not being happy with what I have. I have a good grasp of how the grain runs in the handle, but still, I often get myself in trouble. Tonight, I got out a pencil and drew an outline of a handle on my spoon. I had carved most of it last night, but had left the handle chunky and thick because I wasn't sure. I sort of like how it came out.