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Topic: Fork bracelets: thanks St. Vigilio!! :D (huge imgs)  (Read 24208 times)
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CloudxxSeph
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2008 08:17:00 PM »

wow. fancy forks!
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McJulie-O
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2008 08:21:01 PM »

I love, Love, LOVE all the curlicues!!
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?
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annessa
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2008 01:21:48 AM »

Wow great design. Love the butterfly design.
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2008 01:51:01 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous! Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2008 02:03:34 AM »

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  Smiley if so I guess I'll just have to buy one because I definitely want to make them too!
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« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2008 02:03:57 AM »

Oh wow, those are beautiful. amazing work!
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OpheliaITA
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2008 03:18:15 AM »

Oh my gosh!!! Shocked How many beautiful comments!!!  Grin Wow!! Thank you all... you are too sweety!! I feel so flattered... I'm puffed up Wink
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?
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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  Smiley if so I guess I'll just have to buy one because I definitely want to make them too!
(Italian Crafster!!!!! Ma ciao!!!!) Cheesy

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 Cheesy). 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 Tongue but I think they are enough large to remain upon the long sleeves! Wink

If you have more questions I'm very happy to answer them! Cheesy
Thank you!!

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« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2008 01:52:53 PM »

I've been in a bit of a jewelry mood lately and I think I might just have to try this!  The one with the dragonflies is amazing and I love that you used old earrings- repurposing things is so great!  Thank you for posting them- they definitely inspired me!
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kaymadben
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2008 03:27:16 PM »

Gorgeous Bracelets! Kudos to recycling/reusing!
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meganita
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2008 08:16:18 PM »

wow, these are BEAUTIFUL!! i absolutely love them, especially the embellishments you used on them
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