Introduction: Make a Bracelet Out of a Fork

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?

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)

Step 2: Preparing the Fork and Making the Shape

First, bend two of the tines a bit down like on the picture.
After that, heat the fork so you can bend it easily. Then bend the tines in the shape you want. In this case we use 2 hearts who cross each other.

Step 3: The Top Part

When you are finished making the shape, you can begin to bend it so you can use it as a bracelet. Begin with the top part by heating it. Don't forget to cool it in water!

Step 4: The Lower Part

After bending the top part, you can bend the lower part into the right shape to make the bracelet. Again by heating the fork.
Cool it and try whether it can fit around your arm.

Step 5: The Final Part

Shed the bracelet to make it look clean. This may take a while.

Step 6: Finished

You have now made your own bracelet out of a fork. Have fun with it.
If you want to see the photo slideshow: http://youtu.be/hLCg7oYVNoM

Comments

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joanie297 (author)2016-07-18

this is so cool!

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YaronShemesh made it! (author)2016-02-19

Nicely done

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joanie297 (author)YaronShemesh2016-07-18

that looks super nice!

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Modern Rustic Workshop (author)2016-06-28

These are awesome!

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GerdeM1 (author)2015-06-28

Cool, thanx

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NickS21 (author)2015-06-12

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.

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emilyvanleemput (author)2013-07-22

Congratulations on winning second prize!

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Thank you! :)

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hotstuff5721 (author)2013-07-20

That's really creative!

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xenodrox (author)2013-07-01

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.

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Ties0012345 (author)xenodrox2013-07-19

Nice idea, maybe I can make it another time, thanks

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jvitanza1 (author)2013-07-07

Was this made from a silver plated fork or a piece of regular flatware that we use now?

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Ties0012345 (author)jvitanza12013-07-19

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.

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Heraldo (author)jvitanza12013-07-07

I'm sorry, I thought you were replying to my post...Did not mean to speak-out-of turn. :-)

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Heraldo (author)jvitanza12013-07-07

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?

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donedirtcheap (author)2013-07-17

She thought it was very romantic. Thanks so much for the idea and good luck in the Jewelry contest!

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Thank you very much!

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Heraldo (author)2013-07-05
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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missumderstood (author)2013-07-02

Omg it symbolizes me!! In love with food!!!

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uziham (author)2013-07-02

Nice...
Didn't realize there was another instructable just like this till I saw the related instructables https://m.instructables.com/id/Flatware-Jewelry/
Still yours has more favorites ... So good luck! :-)

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donedirtcheap (author)2013-06-29

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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Nice work! I hope she likes it

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erfonz (author)donedirtcheap2013-06-30

I'm so speechless as to how awesome that was done, that I signed in just to say I'm speechless.

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Krienert (author)donedirtcheap2013-06-30

sharp!

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kerikins (author)2013-07-01

So, so, so...romantic! The whole thing! You are a lucky couple. Happy anniversary! I wish I had someone bending metal for me too!

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Greenehouse (author)2013-06-30

Great instructable, simple and rather easy for anyone to tackle. Thanks!

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gafisher (author)2013-06-30

Aw! Perfect gift for when yer spoonin'!

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lloyd1931 (author)2013-06-30

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!

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sosclosetsandfurniture (author)2013-06-30

Really nice work. Never tried something like this. I'll have to make one for my wife! Good job!

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vincent7520 (author)2013-06-27

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.

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Ties0012345 (author)vincent75202013-06-29

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.

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vincent7520 (author)Ties00123452013-06-29

;))

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

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Honeylam (author)2013-06-27

I like it. Have a friend that creates door pulls using the same method. Pretty cool!

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squitiesquirt (author)2013-06-27

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!

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Yasi76 (author)2013-06-27

difficult to madeee but amazing

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Westyii (author)2013-06-26

fun project, easy, creative and one that will stand the test of time! bravo

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smileee2 (author)2013-06-26

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?

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Ties0012345 (author)smileee22013-06-26

no, it will take some time but by only sanding it, you can make a good polish like this.

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smileee2 (author)Ties00123452013-06-26

Thanks. That's awesome - great instructable!

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HollyMann (author)2013-06-26

This looks amazing! Is it comfortable to wear?

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Ties0012345 (author)HollyMann2013-06-26

Yes, it is comfortable to wear ;)

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M3G (author)2013-06-26

Nice! What you did with the tines is awesome, it gives the bracelet so much more character.

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