Oh my gosh!!!
How many beautiful comments!!!
Wow!! Thank you all... you are too sweety!! I feel so flattered... I'm puffed up
So, let's reply to your comments!
Rivet! Thank you, 8th grade shop class!
A RIVET!!! I and my dictionary thank you Ivyannie!!
How did you ever get them smooth enough so that they don't snag your clothes?
And from the other thread: Do you have super strong hands?,
Or, what is your secret to getting all those twists into the forks' tines?
Any secrets or words of encouragement for the rest of us?
Amazing!!! did you use a blowtorch to bend them? I once see a man making them with a blowtorch at the "Fiera dell'artigianato" in Milan
if so I guess I'll just have to buy one because I definitely want to make them too!
(Italian Crafster!!!!! Ma ciao!!!!)
The procedure is actually really simple and the bracelet can be made without particular tools! Now I'm a bit busy with work and university but as soon as possible I'll post you a unpretentious-mini-picture-tutorial if you want!
However, first I levelled out with a hammer the fork to make it completely flat and than with a pair of pincers I started to curl down the forks' tines. For the second bracelet (the blue one) I flattened again with the hammer the tines, bending them outward. To make them smooth I used a piece of sandpaper.
I decorated them and after this with a vice I bended the handle, help myself with the hammer (and of course with my super strong hands also
). I didn't use any blowtorch because I used soft steel forks and I could bend them actually without any particular difficult.
Last thing: I don't really know if the bracelets won't snag my clothes because so far I worn them only with short sleeves
but I think they are enough large to remain upon the long sleeves!
If you have more questions I'm very happy to answer them!