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« on: July 04, 2009 03:18:19 AM »

It took me a while.. but I'm back posting something new! Well.. new.. old inspirations but some new stuff!
I have to start apologizing because this is going to be a long post.. so.. thank you for being patient! Kiss

I start with two keychains I've made for two friends.
The first is for a very twilighter friend of mine! She is completely in love with the movie, the books saga and, of course, Edward (the book Edward, she's not so interested in the actor)! I am ashamed.. really I am.. but at 25 years old.. I have to admit that I'm a Twilight fan also! Come on.. the perfect man who falls in love with a very normal, clumsy girl? Yes.. there's hope for everyone.. even for me! Wink So, I made this for her: the fork (read like "Forks" Tongue ) holds a little red apple (the forbidden fruit). In the ring there are a bronze heart with a little gold bead (the color of Edward's eyes) and some green (the meadow). At the end of the chain a little bottle with some... sparkle (like vampires do Tongue an idea that I stole from the site "devianart.com")! Behind the fork I wrote "Be Safe"!
Ok.. you can blame me! Tongue

The second one is a birthday present for a guy.. it's something special because this guy was my boyfriend... The main piece is obviously a fork, on which I glued on one side an old italian phon coin and on the other side an American dime and an half moon. At the end of the chain I put a little key and the sign "Air". Every piece has a particular meaning that I wrote in a dedication.

Than.. I want to show you a fork pendant that I made with clock gears. A little steampunk maybe.. or maybe only a little weird but it's one of my favourite (not the best pictures.. sorry)!

At the end.. a hair clip made with forks handles and a little red bead!

Ok.. finish!
Thanks a lot for watching and I'm waiting for your comments, critics, questions! Cheesy
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009 04:10:23 AM »

Love the hairclip especially! Do you hunt up sterling forks, or just use whatever is handy?

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009 06:32:16 AM »

I love your forks!
the hairclip is my favourite too but I also thing the Twilight key chain is cute as well

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009 06:57:56 AM »

I'm not a Twilight person at all, but I LOVE the keychain!!!
My favorite is the hairclip as well!

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009 11:48:53 AM »

how did you bend the fork handles so nicely?

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009 11:21:23 AM »

Digging the hair clip!

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009 01:14:21 PM »

I LOVE the Twilight one Cheesy!
They're all awesome.

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009 09:20:50 AM »

 Yeah, I'm also not a huge Twilight fan but I do love that keychain!!! I'm loving that hairclip too! Awesome job!

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2009 06:12:23 AM »

Thank you all for your comments! Cheesy My favourite is the hairclip too.. I admit!

how did you bend the fork handles so nicely?
Eheh.. I had very soft forks so I used only pincers and imagination! Wink Actually the hardest part was to bend them in a way to coincide the end of the handles with the base of the hairclip..! A bit of luck!

Love the hairclip especially! Do you hunt up sterling forks, or just use whatever is handy?
Really.. whatever is handy! Normally I work with soft (cheap) steel forks.. is easier to bend them and not leave marks. I find them in flea market or cheap shop (very common are the forks with plastic handle.. very usefull for pendants or keychains).

Thanks again!
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009 02:12:45 PM »

argh i love the whole "be safe" thing! how freakin' romantic is that? i'd love something like that but my bf would mock me to no end Tongue
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