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« on: January 19, 2009 01:00:38 PM »

I made this a few summers ago at my grandma's house. She had a heat gun and a lot of plastic silverware. I made others using the classic white ones but they are rather boring, this clear turned out the best, I love how the heat turned it frosty, that's the best part.

So I snapped the handle off the fork, heated it till it was pliable, I used a large paint brush with news paper wrapped around it for my ring form because I didn't have a proper one. It took several tries to get it the right fit and a few slightly burned feeling finger tips. I kept dunking the ring in water as well to cool it down to hold its shape. You could try to wear gloves, they'd have to be really smooth with no texture otherwise the texture sometimes can transfer.







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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009 01:02:14 PM »

oy that's such a cool effect Smiley I love the frostiness too
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009 01:25:00 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009 02:18:00 PM »

That's awesome! Is it comfortable? I'm asking because it's wider than most rings, so I'm not sure how it would feel.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009 02:32:23 PM »

Oh, I love it.  This is so cool!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009 02:42:54 PM »

I love it! Very clever idea, I wanna see a match bracelet!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009 03:09:12 PM »

Awesome! I love it! When we were little we used to make bracelets by taking toothbrushes, heating them in boiling water and wrapping them around table legs. I never even thought to use plastic silverware!!!! Fantastic!
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009 11:36:22 PM »

yeah it can be annoying to wear at times. but over all its pretty comfy, just a once in a while kind a fashion ring.

wow. toothbrushes. thats an idea.
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009 01:33:37 PM »

What an awesome ring!
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009 07:50:01 PM »

This is bloody brilliant!  Would love to see it with other colored plastic too! 
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2009 06:53:13 PM »

These are so cool!!  I love them.  I wonder what "painting" the underneath of them with Sharpies would do for design??  Bravo to you!
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009 05:53:53 PM »

Hah!  That's really innovative.  Though if I ever made one, I'd probably keep going until the entire box of forks had been turned into rings.
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009 09:03:29 PM »

very cool!
I really like the look of it....and what a stylish way to recycle!
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2009 04:13:22 PM »

Ridiculously cool! I have only recently gotten into jewelry, and continue to be amazed at the things people here come up with!
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009 10:34:10 AM »

I love this!!  Very cool! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2009 11:36:36 AM »

That is so cool! I never would've thought of turning a fork into a ring. And I agree, the frosty effect on it is really awesome.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2009 04:24:28 PM »

Thats totally awesome!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2009 06:37:02 PM »

 Shocked ???So freaking kewl great job!!  Try the sharpie idea.
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