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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: God save the Queen... no no... God fork the Queen!! (lot of pics) on: March 17, 2010 12:52:24 PM
Thanks again to all for your amazing comments! Cheesy

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, since you're Italian, and English is probably not your first language, and believe you don't realise just HOW rude your post title is. 'Forking' is a very impolite slang term. 'God fork the Queen' is therefore both blasphemy and a slur on the Queen.


Oh my God! Really? I had no idea that "to fork" is such a blasphemy! I used it becouse I wanted to do a pun and I thought that the word "fork" had a similar meaning to "tease"! Plus, on my dictionary I didn't find any inappropriate meaning! I assure you I didn't mean to offend anyone.. the English people or the Queen! Oooops!
I apologize to all, I'll change the title right now! Smiley
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: another fork pendant - *a better photo added* on: August 11, 2009 08:42:12 AM
This fork is wonderful!! The design it's perfect for jewelry.. very 20s style! Really well done!! Grin
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: spoon pendants I made on: July 29, 2009 06:01:28 AM
They are both really beautiful!!! I like most the first one, seems like a flower! Cheesy
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Keyboard Rings on: July 18, 2009 06:17:42 AM
Awesome! I think I'd try to click it all the time if I had one of them on my finger! Great job, you deserve a *this rocks*!! Grin
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Back to Forks... on: July 18, 2009 06:12:23 AM
Thank you all for your comments! Cheesy My favourite is the hairclip too.. I admit!

how did you bend the fork handles so nicely?
Eheh.. I had very soft forks so I used only pincers and imagination! Wink Actually the hardest part was to bend them in a way to coincide the end of the handles with the base of the hairclip..! A bit of luck!

Love the hairclip especially! Do you hunt up sterling forks, or just use whatever is handy?
Really.. whatever is handy! Normally I work with soft (cheap) steel forks.. is easier to bend them and not leave marks. I find them in flea market or cheap shop (very common are the forks with plastic handle.. very usefull for pendants or keychains).

Thanks again!
Kisses
Ophy
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Back to Forks... on: July 04, 2009 03:18:19 AM
It took me a while.. but I'm back posting something new! Well.. new.. old inspirations but some new stuff!
I have to start apologizing because this is going to be a long post.. so.. thank you for being patient! Kiss

I start with two keychains I've made for two friends.
The first is for a very twilighter friend of mine! She is completely in love with the movie, the books saga and, of course, Edward (the book Edward, she's not so interested in the actor)! I am ashamed.. really I am.. but at 25 years old.. I have to admit that I'm a Twilight fan also! Come on.. the perfect man who falls in love with a very normal, clumsy girl? Yes.. there's hope for everyone.. even for me! Wink So, I made this for her: the fork (read like "Forks" Tongue ) holds a little red apple (the forbidden fruit). In the ring there are a bronze heart with a little gold bead (the color of Edward's eyes) and some green (the meadow). At the end of the chain a little bottle with some... sparkle (like vampires do Tongue an idea that I stole from the site "devianart.com")! Behind the fork I wrote "Be Safe"!
Ok.. you can blame me! Tongue





The second one is a birthday present for a guy.. it's something special because this guy was my boyfriend... The main piece is obviously a fork, on which I glued on one side an old italian phon coin and on the other side an American dime and an half moon. At the end of the chain I put a little key and the sign "Air". Every piece has a particular meaning that I wrote in a dedication.





Than.. I want to show you a fork pendant that I made with clock gears. A little steampunk maybe.. or maybe only a little weird but it's one of my favourite (not the best pictures.. sorry)!




At the end.. a hair clip made with forks handles and a little red bead!




Ok.. finish!
Thanks a lot for watching and I'm waiting for your comments, critics, questions! Cheesy
Kisses
Ophelia
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fork belt buckle... and Ophelia goes insane... on: November 23, 2008 05:50:24 AM
"You are completely crazy... and have a lot of spare time...!": it's what my friends and my parents said when they saw my last creation... the fork belt buckle!

For the madness I don't know what to say... probably they're right! Tongue For the spare time.. well.. it's the lack of will of studying, I guess! I'm justified! Eheheh!

So, I made this for a more-crazy friend of mine... that asked a belt buckle since I started to work with forks, and he liked that!
I used a military belt, on which I pasted a big fork for the roast that I've bent and decorated!
If for the normal fork I used a blowtorch and pincers to cut off the handle.. here I had to ask to my dad to help me using the buzz saw (disk saw)! It was funny! Tongue
I decorated the fork with copper wire and a little black bead!









Really I'm not completely satisfied with the result because the prongs were extremely hard and I've done a lot of marks on them! But, it's ok... it's the first attempt... I'm confident!

Let me know what you think about!
Thanks for looking!!

Ophelia
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resin and Spoons on: November 23, 2008 04:44:10 AM
I think I'm in love with those! ^_^
I want them!!!! O_o

*This Rocks!*
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Restored old devastated grandma's sideboard on: November 23, 2008 04:24:14 AM
I know it's a weird thing to say but OMG I SEE WOOD HURRAY.

I so hate to see beautiful pieces like this covered in paint.  The wood is gorgeous.
Congratulations on getting down to it and making it fab once more.

Yeah, same here.  I see alot of that and don't say anything. I love period appropriate restorations.  To each their own, I guess.

Eheh.. I agree with both too, I completely prefer natural wood pieces or, in a few cases, water, light dyes that still let see the wood. I think that the paint was of 50s or 60s when here was common cover all furnished with uniform and heavy lacquered color... brrrrrr!  Undecided

that looks great, i have a few bits of furniture lying around, i keep thinking to myself that i should re-paint/remodel them! i never quite get around to it though! i think you may have inspired me to get a cracking!

Wow!! Thank you so much.. I'm really glad to have inspired you! Cheesy

I know that must have been a lot of work. I started doing that to a dresser...ugh. It had been painted and once it was sanded I saw where there had been old holes filled in. So it wouldn't looked good stained. It's sitting half done. Yours looks great!

Good luck with the dresser... I went almost insane with the sideboard... I don't imagine how much time and fatigue you're doing on it!! I can't wait to admire your work!!



Thanks to all of you for your fantastic comments!!! I'm so happy!!!

Ciao!

Ophelia
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: God save the Queen... no no... God fork the Queen!! (lot of pics) on: November 23, 2008 03:59:30 AM
how did you get the handle off of these? becuase i bought a cheap set of silverware at a thrift shop and wanted to make some jewelry with it but i cant get the handle off ive tried bending and bending and nothing breaks off any tips? because clearly you got them off of the fork here! lol

Eheheh!  Grin  As I said for the pendant, cutting off the handle from forks is a real hell!! I used pincers and blowtorch to heat the top of the handle, and cut it, then I bent it and put the wire all around.

these are absolutely fantastic! i, too, have a strange desire to wear silverware.  Kiss

I totally understand you! Cheesy


Thanks to all of you for the comments!! I'm so glad!!
Have a nice sunday!

Ciao
Ophelia
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