these things are fairly quick to make (when you get used to them), look cute, and sell fairly well as you can price them for a fairly low price, and still get money for your time and supplies.
Have fun with it !
Part 1 in the series was forging a J hook - https://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-a-J-hook/
Part 3 will be forging an S hook
Step 1: What You Need.
-basic forging supplies (forge, anvil, hammer, tongs, chisels, punches, etc.
-lag bolt (I like 3/8"x3", but you can use what you want for different sized scorpions). If you use galvanized lag bolts, make sure you soak them in vinegar at least for a day. If you try to forge them without removing the galvanization with acid, the zinc fumes from the galvanization are POISONOUS!
-spray paint or beeswax (for finishing. On this one I'll use paint, but I typically use the beeswax finish. Namely, melting beeswax over the warm metal)
Step 2: The Tail End
Step 3: Flatten
Go ahead and flatten the rest of the lag bolt now. When it's nice and flat, as well as evenly flat, make sure everything is nice and straight. As you can see in the photos, the head became askew some, but I fixed that by heating it, clamping the head in the vise, and driving the lower portion in the correct direction.
Step 4: Make the Claws
Step 5: Embellishments
Now you heat the head, and using pliers, twist them around so the groove is facing out. and bend them out a little until they look nice. take a little time and mess with them till they look good.