Everything from the 1970s is on its way back in style -- the music, the fashion, the home design. Now, the jewellery is coming back, too, and one staple of 1970s fashion was fork jewellery.
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Things you need
- Fork(s) of your choice
Clamp your fork (with teeth down) into a vice to hold it steady.
Wrap tape around the teeth of your pliers. This will prevent it from scratching your fork.
Bend the body of the fork into a curved shape using the pliers.
Bend the teeth (tines) of your fork as desired. You can make a fun design, have the tines interlock, or whatever comes to mind.
If you want to make a bracelet, then your fork should be ready to wear as soon as you bend it your desired shape. If you want to make a necklace, you will need to bend more forks with pliers to create the shape you want.
Interlock your forks together to get your desired length by bending your tines together.
Tips and warnings
- You can really use any fork you want, although different materials might react better to being bent and disfigured.
- Use a torch to make your metal more pliable.
- Beware, sterling silver forks are worth more as forks than bracelets!
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