It has been a while since I gathered together recycled fork and spoon jewelry tutorials (see links below). But reader Aims alerted me to James Faber's excellent fork bracelet tutorial where he demonstrates how to make a stainless steel fork bracelet. These are much harder to bend when compared to real silver forks or cheap forks. So his tips are much appreciated.
There are two key steps in his tutorial. Firstly he uses a torch to anneal (soften) the tines so he can bend it into those interesting scrolls. He uses what has to be the largest round nose pliers I have ever seen! It needs to be long to so you are not working too close to the flame.
The best trick is the use of a metal tube and a G clamp to help bend the bracelet into a round shape. Remember to hammer with the pipe on a scrap carpet rather than on nice ceramic floor tiles!
He makes it look so easy, right?
Before You Go:
- How to Make Spoon and Fork Jewelry Tutorials
- More Spoon and Fork Jewelry Tutorials
- How to Make, Stamp and Embellish a Recycled Spoon Pendan
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