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« on: September 28, 2005 08:09:30 PM »

I got bored at my cabin, so I decided to experiment with my campfire and more old forks (my first fork bracelet is posted at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22143.0 -it's a little bit down the page.)

My results were interesting- the forks did get red-hot, which was cool. They also had some discoloration- they both used to be bright silver- which I actually kind of liked. They really didn't bend as well as I'd hoped, though. Anyway, comments are welcome.



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there's a third one floating around somewhere in my house... but it looks kinda the same.
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005 08:13:32 PM »

i'd like to try that. those look very nice Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005 08:16:01 PM »

those are cool.. When I was in HS (seems a long time ago) made some of these out of a fork and spoon.  Be careful when you heat a metal though they have toxin's in them when heated
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005 08:17:48 PM »

wow! I used to make these all the time! i loved them, but I had to use cheap forks so I couldn't bend them much more than to go around my wrist. Yours are gorgeous.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2005 08:24:39 PM »

those turned out great! i like the discoloration too, but if you decide you want to get it bach to the light silver tone later on, you can just soak it in a pickling solution
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2005 08:27:03 PM »

That's awesome! I think i'm too afraid to try it, but yours are lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005 01:25:00 PM »

Do you know what the metal composition of the fork was? Full silver, plated, stainless? I'm just curious because my jewelry teacher had told me it's easier to work with. I see a lot more interesting patterns in metals other than pure silver though! Haven't tried any yet, but have a small collection of silver spoons...
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005 01:57:49 PM »

I really like those. It's neat how you "whirled" the tongs.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005 04:56:42 PM »

Those rock! When I tried to make one before all I did was beat the crap out of it with a hammer Grin  For some reason the thought of heating it up never really came to me.  I also like the discoloration, it makes them unique Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005 05:05:37 PM »

Ive done this before but had the hardest time bending the fork. I just wrapped out around my wrist but I wish i was able to curl the tines of the fork.
Awesome job...
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