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All around you, you see jumbles. We have begun to give these jumbles new life. 
Starting with turning forks into cute bracelets.

Step 1: What do you need?

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It's very cheap to make this bracelet. You only need some pliers and a gas burner. Of course you need to have an old fork (with long tines) . For finishing we use sandpaper.

So here's the list:
* Pliers
* Gasburner
* Sandpaper
* Fork
* (Hammer)
 
GerdeM12 months ago

Cool, thanx

NickS212 months ago

Okay something is wrong lol. Do some forks break if made out of certain materials? I bought a handful of forks at a garage sale and each time I go to bend them they break, even heated, It's like its almost plastic but its not.

Thanks.

Congratulations on winning second prize!
Ties0012345 (author)  emilyvanleemput2 years ago
Thank you! :)
That's really creative!
xenodrox2 years ago
I've spent the past five hours or so working a common stainless steel fork into a cool design! Having a large variety of pliers, from every day work pliers down to jewelry pliers, helps a ton. Various metal files are a great help as well. I will be using my Dremel to clean it up.

Looking at just the head of the fork/bracelet, I think that you could make an awesome pendant through this method. Flatten the fork out, bend the tines into a design of your choice, and cut the head off of the handle of the fork. From here, you can cut, drill, or file away metal as desired. Finish it off with a small hole to accommodate a jump ring! I saw a related Instructable where they layered forks so as to have additional tines to work with.
Ties0012345 (author)  xenodrox2 years ago
Nice idea, maybe I can make it another time, thanks
jvitanza12 years ago
Was this made from a silver plated fork or a piece of regular flatware that we use now?
Ties0012345 (author)  jvitanza12 years ago
The fork we used was just a piece of regular flatware :) You can use a silver plated fork of course, but this was our cheap solution.
I'm sorry, I thought you were replying to my post...Did not mean to speak-out-of turn. :-)
No it isn't silver plated. It actually is Sterling Silver! The whole set was given to my wife from her Grandmother (from Ireland) who told her that it was given to her by her Grandmother so it has been around for several generations. For some reason, there were 9 forks in a service for 8 - otherwise I would not break up the set. She would have killed me!!! With Sterling at today's price that piece of flatware/jewelry is worth quite a bit of moolah! I wish it were made of gold, huh?
She thought it was very romantic. Thanks so much for the idea and good luck in the Jewelry contest!
Ties0012345 (author)  donedirtcheap2 years ago
Thank you very much!
Heraldo2 years ago
Hi Ties0012345,
I made one of these based upon another, similar, Instructable by andrew spencer.2 - I will cut/paste my comments here for you.

The only troublesome problem I had to deal with was: because I had used a sterling silver fork, it was too thick to bend to fit my sweetheart's wrist. This necessitated cutting the fork in half and installing a hinge and putting a locking clasp at the top to keep it closed. Otherwise this is a great way of getting use from things rarely utilized, but too nice to let go of!

I did not take a picture of the hinge/clasp setup because I had not realized it would present a problem until I presented her with the gift.  I will take a photo of that part and send it later...

GREAT job on your Instructable!

Okay, here is what I sent to  andrew spencer.2:

Heraldo says: Jul 13, 2012. 1:28 PM
 
Thanks for the great project!

I had a lot of fun with it and have attached a few photos of my first completed "FORK-LET". My wife loved the gift and since it was from her Mom's silverware set, it had built in sentimental value instantly...
Thanks again for the well presented Instructable!

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Omg it symbolizes me!! In love with food!!!
uziham2 years ago
Nice...
Didn't realize there was another instructable just like this till I saw the related instructables http://m.instructables.com/id/Flatware-Jewelry/
Still yours has more favorites ... So good luck! :-)
She get's home from Alaska tomorrow. This fork is the last piece of flatware from the wedding set we got 14 years ago. I can't wait to give it to her! Many thanks!
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Ties0012345 (author)  donedirtcheap2 years ago
Nice work! I hope she likes it
I'm so speechless as to how awesome that was done, that I signed in just to say I'm speechless.
sharp!
kerikins2 years ago
So, so, so...romantic! The whole thing! You are a lucky couple. Happy anniversary! I wish I had someone bending metal for me too!
Greenehouse2 years ago
Great instructable, simple and rather easy for anyone to tackle. Thanks!
gafisher2 years ago
Aw! Perfect gift for when yer spoonin'!
lloyd19312 years ago
We have a few pieces of silverware that my mother bought before she married my dad. I always loved the design. Would love to make a bracelet. This is a lovely design!
Really nice work. Never tried something like this. I'll have to make one for my wife! Good job!
vincent75202 years ago
Maybe you reinvented the idea (why not ? if someone has one another may as well have the same) but this type of bracelets was sold quite expensively in a fashionable Paris boutique in the early - mid 70's.
They were made from old 19th century silver forks or spoons obviously found in thrift stores or at the flea market.
You should try silver if you can still find them and are affordable : you do not need to heat the metal and do not have to burnish it. Also the handle of the spoon or fork of this type were usually very nicely carved which made for a lower part as beautiful as the upper one.
Ties0012345 (author)  vincent75202 years ago
It is a nice idea to make it from silver, but I don't know if I can find silver forks. But thank you for your idea.
;))

If you can't find them at an affordable price at the flea market or a garage sale, steal your mother's silverware !…

Naah !… Only a bad joke because I realize I'm already passed half my week end !…

Time difference allow me to wish you a good week end
Honeylam2 years ago
I like it. Have a friend that creates door pulls using the same method. Pretty cool!
I love the idea and yes I rennet this jewellery from the mid 1970's. I also remember rings done this way. The design done with the times are really neat. Thank you for a great project!
Yasi762 years ago
difficult to madeee but amazing
Westyii2 years ago
fun project, easy, creative and one that will stand the test of time! bravo
smileee22 years ago
Very cool idea. It looks like it's a bit difficult to get a good polish on it after the heating, though. Did you do more than just sand it?
Ties0012345 (author)  smileee22 years ago
no, it will take some time but by only sanding it, you can make a good polish like this.
Thanks. That's awesome - great instructable!
HollyMann2 years ago
This looks amazing! Is it comfortable to wear?
Ties0012345 (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Yes, it is comfortable to wear ;)
M3G2 years ago
Nice! What you did with the tines is awesome, it gives the bracelet so much more character.