It seems that Kiwi's like chunky jewelry, so I decided that what would be better than using cutlery. I'm probably entering this in the jewelry competition and maybe the trash to treasure so would greatly appreciate your votes.
I knocked this up during a lunch break at work, the fork was $1 NZ from an opshop
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Step 1: The "ingredients"
So as I said a opshop fork and a long socket and extension bar
(Quite a pretty fork though)
The fork is stainless steel so I heated it up using a blowtorch to anneal (soften)
it, I then allowed it to cool
Step 2: Flatten the Fork
As it says I chucked the thing in a vice between two pieces of wood and flattened it
Step 3: Bend the Tines (first Bend)
While the fork is flat I used the long socket and extension to bend the fork tines out of the way for the next stage
Step 4: Fold Over the Handle
I folded the handled back on itself as shown, I used a nail to leave a small "chain" loop
Step 5: Carry on Bending
Using the socket and extension bar I carried on bending the tines to the desired position
Step 6: Bending Finished
Eventually all the tines were in the correct position that I wanted (resembling an octopus)
At this point I gave it a quick clean and polish with some scotchbrite and elbow grease
Step 7: Add the Chain
I found a nice stainless steel chain that could attach to the chain loop
And there it is finished, just have to persuade someone that it's art and they should wear it!!! :-)
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