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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 »

This Rocks!  I just had to wist this! 
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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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