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« on: January 22, 2006 04:07:24 PM »

My friend and I bought some silver forks at a thrift store last year and I just got around to playing with them.

I bought this glass piece at a gem show a while back and thought the two went together well.

This only took about 1.5 hours to complete.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006 04:12:35 PM »

Ooh, I like that twist on the fork bracelet. Very lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006 04:28:40 PM »

Thats AWESOME  i want to make one!!! how did you shape the fork?
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006 05:02:47 PM »

Thats AWESOME  i want to make one!!! how did you shape the fork?

Thanks! I annealed the fork first by torching it. (to soften the metal) Then I used a bracelet mandrel and a hammer to get the basic shape and was able to bend the prongs with simple pliers. It was pretty basic. If you do not have a mandrel I think you could use a round piece of sturdy wood....



It is hard to take a picture, but this shows more of the curve...
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2006 05:11:11 PM »

That really looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2006 06:03:30 PM »

 Shocked  That is really cool and classy!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2006 06:09:33 PM »

It looks slightly dangerous or apprehensive, like a claw is clutching the glass...
I LOVE IT!!  Great idea, wish I had thought of that... I love the old silverware at thrift stores and the like, but never know what to do with them.... If it's ok with you I might have to steal your idea Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2006 06:09:33 PM »

That's a genius idea for an unconventional stone setting.

It looks comfortable too.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2006 12:46:00 PM »

Wow, that massively rocks hardcore. I totally wish I had torching skills like that! Again, wow. Love the twist on the "traditional" fork bracelet. Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2006 12:50:57 PM »

I really love your new bracelet!  I saw a guy selling fork bracelets for $20+ outside of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC a few months back...  Yours is a hell-of-a-lot better than his were!!!  Beautiful.  Never thought to add a stone to those.  Nice work.  I want one.   Cheesy
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