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Topic: Fork bracelets: thanks St. Vigilio!! :D (huge imgs)  (Read 34335 times)
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« on: June 29, 2008 08:32:06 AM »

During the last two weeks here in Trento (Noth Italy, in the Dolomites), we have celebrated St. Vigilio's day (in italian: http://www.festevigiliane.it/index.php)... a sort of St. Patrick's day, but instead of beer there were wine, strauben (typical cakes) and tapas (I don't really understand why spanish food... but whatever..). The celebration, in medieval theme, is formed by markets, concerts, the epic fight between Ciusi and Gobj for the polenta (Ciusi and Gobj are the citizens of Trento and Feltre, another town near here, and the fight is for the conquest of another typical noth Italian food: the polenta - made with water and yellow flour), the satiric process to local politics or famous people and their funny symbolic punishment (the "tonca": they are fallen into the town river in a wood cage) and the "palio dell'oca", the prize of the goose, a challenge on the river between 60 rafts.
Why this long story?
Because in the flea market I saw an old man who was making wonderful fork bracelets... that were sold at 50 euros (more than 70 dollars I think)!!! Too much for my budget... but I fell in love with those bracelets!!
Sooooo, I controlled in Craftster.org if some of you creative craft-people have made bracelets like the ones I saw... and... ta-daaaaa... I found this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211713.0

I tried... and... here we have the result!!!! I'm so proud!

The first made with two little decorated dessert forks and dragonflies recycled from old earrings.

The second one made with a big fork, blue stone heart and white beads.

Hope you like them! Tell me what you think!

Thanks for looking!

« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008 08:41:36 AM »

i love love love them! Cheesy

what you did with the beads looks great - really adds to the whimsical design.

how did you do the first one, with the two forks? did you solder the ends together? it looks really pretty!

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008 08:45:12 AM »

GORGEOUS! Cheesy  They look very delicate and regal. 

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008 08:49:59 AM »

Those are so fabulous!

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008 09:01:28 AM »

I am such a sucker for repurposed silverware!  They look amazing.

« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008 09:05:54 AM »

Thank you guys! I'm really glad you like them!:D

how did you do the first one, with the two forks? did you solder the ends together? it looks really pretty!

ehehe.. my daddy was foundamental for this operation: I have bent the forks in a way to make coincide the ends and overlap them, than my dad made a little hole in the center through both of the forks and we have joined them with a kind of metallic button (in Italian is called "rebattino" but neither my dictionary can find a translation Tongue ). I post you a picture!

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008 09:07:16 AM »

LOVE them! Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008 09:08:44 AM »

Those are absolutely brilliant, I'd never thought of making jewellery out of forks! *hits This Rocks*
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008 10:13:33 AM »

I love the way you bent the prongs of the fork! I wish I had some of these...hmmm.... *goes to look for old silverware*
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008 10:22:01 AM »

Wow I love it!!! I's wear those for sure! And I don't really wear jewelry

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