This jewelry is just a bunch of junk!

May 6th, 2009 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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Four tines, four letters in the word junk.  Coincidence?...Hmmm
Here it is with the charms all jumbled.  I used a button, key, spring, jewel, and of course the scrabble tiles.
I tried it with several different kinds of forks, they were all good.
Four tines, four letters in the word junk.  Coincidence?...Hmmm

Four tines, four letters in the word "junk".  Coincidence?...Hmmm

I've decided to jump on board the jewelry making bandwagon -- partly because Mother's Day is nearing, and partly because I saw such a cool fork pendant necklace in the Salvage Studio book.  This design is very similar to theirs, except they cut off their handles.  Though I do love using my newest toy (I mean tool) -- my cutoff  wheel -- I thought that the handle was the best part of vintage silverware.  And if I bent it forward or backward, you wouldn't be able to see it either.  So I flattened the fork, turned it backwards, and then bent the handle forward.  Then I just curled up each tine using a needle nose pliers.     

The most difficult part was trying to attach the charms using the rings I chose, hard to pinch them closed with all the stuff in the way.  Just when I thought I had it, a charm would fall off. ARGGh.      

Pattern or design used: The Salvage Studio
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Comments (17)

ClassyLadyJen writes: That is my kind of jewelry. I think you did a great job for your first effort! It is addicting, I warn you. Have fun. Posted: 11:59 am on June 3rd
juliek62 writes: I love this idea. Spreads the charms out instead of being on top of each other. Posted: 9:51 am on May 12th
junkermidge writes: Hi Lisa, glad you liked the necklace and I was happy to be able to give a plug for your new book. A friend gave me her copy, though she told me she had it bedside and read it each night before going to sleep.
Midge Posted: 11:56 pm on May 9th
studiosisterlisa writes: Hi did a beautiful job on this necklace! Lisa Co-Author of The Salvage Studio! Posted: 8:19 pm on May 8th
lragle writes: I really love this necklace. I remember as a child seeing fork wind chimes at my grandmoms farm, this is really cool, please keep designing, love it Lisa Posted: 4:57 pm on May 7th
leesee64 writes: This is so cute...I love everything about it! I can't wait to try something like this. I have bent forks and scrabble tiles waiting for just this project! Another great post..I love all your ideas! Posted: 8:59 pm on May 6th
Christina_S writes: Darling creation! Posted: 8:11 pm on May 6th
CottageElements writes: Way to go, Midge! How fun are these!

Lani Posted: 6:22 pm on May 6th
georgiamoon writes: And what beautiful junk it is too! You did a great job on these. Love them, Georgia Posted: 5:01 pm on May 6th
greencolleen writes: omg too cute and you know i've got forks left over from my chandie project :). question tho how did you get the handle bent over? Posted: 2:57 pm on May 6th
alicemom writes: I love it! No forked tongue for you!
ps the flat forks are wonderful. Frame them! Posted: 11:53 am on May 6th
monakent writes: Love the look. The bent forks are great with or without charms. Thanks for sharing. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 10:20 am on May 6th
shabbychick writes: Midge - what a fun and great combination of "junk"! I love how you used the fork too - the handles are the best part!

Will have to look for the Salvage Studio book.

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 8:43 am on May 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Nice work, Midge! Love what you came up with.

Candy Posted: 7:56 am on May 6th
piecesofthepast writes: This is really cool! I would never think of using a fork and curling the ends up to hold the charms! Posted: 7:29 am on May 6th
chiccottagejunk writes: Midge, I knew these were yours as soon as I saw the picture. They turned out better thank what was in the book. Very pretty!! Sue Posted: 7:00 am on May 6th
irishrovr writes:
That's a very clever way to showcase the handles! These are just wonderful, Midge!!

Eileen Posted: 1:21 am on May 6th
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