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How to Make a Fork Bracelet

November 19, 2011
How to make a Fork Bracelet

Fork Bracelet

I’ve always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting. Ever since I was a little crafty kid I loved devouring books that taught me how to make little dolls from clothespins, beads from rolled up magazines, and little fairy ornaments from wire and fake flower petals. The first time I saw my friend wearing a bracelet made from a fork a few years ago, I knew I had to try it (*ahem Carly ;)). I wrote up a tutorial a while back, but I’ve had some questions about the directions I gave so I decided to make a proper tutorial with a video! 🙂

(Please excuse my intro, if you can’t hustle your website on your Youtube channel, where else are you supposed to do it? ;))

What you need:
A fork. You can find the fork I used here.I think these forks are the easiest to use, and I’ve used a lot of different forks. 🙂
  Pliers, 3 pairs. 1 jewelry pair, 1 regular pair or needle nose, and an adjustable wrench.
  Piece of thick fabric like denim or corduroy.
 Strong hands. If you don’t have these you might need to buy a hand exerciser. Just kidding. Ask for help! 😉
  If you still can’t figure out how to make the bracelet, I sell fork bracelets in my Etsy store for a good price. If you want a bulk order, I can totally do that!

Fork Bracelet

Bracelet

The other wrist.

Meadow

Boots

Anthropologie belt
Forks and wolves go together, right?

feathers

Fork Bracelet

If anyone needs help, just leave a comment. 🙂

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91 Comments

  • Reply Silje Silje November 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    sv: Thank you! 😀 I love animalmasks. I had a minishoot toghether with a kitten staying with us right now also for a week ago, hi hi, http://siljesreise.com/the-cat-and-a-ukulele/

  • Reply Silje Silje November 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    sv: Thank you! 😀 I love animalmasks. I had a minishoot toghether with a kitten staying with us right now also for a week ago, hi hi, http://siljesreise.com/the-cat-and-a-ukulele/

  • Reply Moi November 21, 2011 at 5:18 am

    What a fabulously unique Christmas present idea. Have book marked this page for reference … expect questions! xo

  • Reply Moi November 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    What a fabulously unique Christmas present idea. Have book marked this page for reference … expect questions! xo

  • Reply Silje Silje November 22, 2011 at 10:21 am

    sv: Yes! Post them! I'd love to see 🙂

  • Reply Silje Silje November 22, 2011 at 10:21 am

    sv: Yes! Post them! I'd love to see 🙂

  • Reply Silje Silje November 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    sv: Yes! Post them! I'd love to see 🙂

  • Reply weasel November 23, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Your blog is very inspirating!

  • Reply weasel November 23, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Your blog is very inspirating!

  • Reply weasel November 23, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Your blog is very inspirating!

  • Reply Stacie Grissom November 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you guys!!

  • Reply Lynda November 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Love your fork bracelet!! Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog.

  • Reply Lynda November 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Love your fork bracelet!! Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog.

  • Reply Lynda November 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Love your fork bracelet!! Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog.

  • Reply Jamie @ Sew Rockin' December 1, 2011 at 3:17 am

    super cute!

    jamie @ sewrockin.com

  • Reply Jamie @ Sew Rockin' December 1, 2011 at 3:17 am

    super cute!

    jamie @ sewrockin.com

  • Reply Jamie @ Sew Rockin' December 1, 2011 at 3:23 am

    super cute!

    jamie @ sewrockin.com

  • Reply Lori December 1, 2011 at 3:30 am

    That is a fabulous idea. I'm a new follower too. Stop by anytime, Lori

  • Reply Lori December 1, 2011 at 3:30 am

    That is a fabulous idea. I'm a new follower too. Stop by anytime, Lori

  • Reply Lori December 1, 2011 at 3:43 am

    That is a fabulous idea. I'm a new follower too. Stop by anytime, Lori

  • Reply ...love Maegan December 1, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I love it!!

  • Reply ...love Maegan December 1, 2011 at 4:05 am

    I love it!!

  • Reply gemma driessen December 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

    love it, made one myself, but withoud the curls in the thoots.
    http://submarinesandsewingmachines.blogspot.com/2011/12/fork-bracelet.html

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  • Reply Stacie Grissom December 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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  • Reply Stacie Grissom December 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Hahaha! Thank you! That's a pretty lofty compliment! 😀

  • Reply gemma driessen December 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    love it, made one myself, but withoud the curls in the thoots.
    http://submarinesandsewingmachines.blogspot.com/2011/12/fork-bracelet.html

  • Reply Lori H. December 14, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Okay, apparently I need some hand exercisers 'cause I've already ruined 3 forks….lol! I made one that is okay, but I think I'll try a vise if I make any more.

  • Reply Lori H. December 14, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Okay, apparently I need some hand exercisers 'cause I've already ruined 3 forks….lol! I made one that is okay, but I think I'll try a vise if I make any more.

  • Reply mommaj December 15, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Thought this would be easy; I broke the forks and cannot bend them. Lol I will try some different forks. I am having fun with them but wish I could get one to turn out.

  • Reply mommaj December 15, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Thought this would be easy; I broke the forks and cannot bend them. Lol I will try some different forks. I am having fun with them but wish I could get one to turn out.

  • Reply Stacie Grissom December 15, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Yeah it is a bit tricky at first– I am serious about the cheap fork though. I bought some for 1$ each and they were too nice. :/

  • Reply Lauren December 20, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I love this idea! But I cannot seem to find cheap enough forks? Did you ever find some that you could buy?

  • Reply Lauren December 20, 2011 at 4:13 am

    I love this idea! But I cannot seem to find cheap enough forks? Did you ever find some that you could buy?

  • Reply Stacie Grissom December 20, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Thanks so much guys!!! To Lauren– I did find some forks that work perfectly, I bought them in bulk from here:

    http://www.missionrs.com/7205.html

    Hope this helps! 🙂

  • Reply Kristyna December 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    This is great, thanks for posting! I think I might have to try this out. 🙂

  • Reply Kristyna December 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    This is great, thanks for posting! I think I might have to try this out. 🙂

  • Reply Agy January 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is such a brilliant idea!

  • Reply Agy January 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is such a brilliant idea!

  • Reply BWillets20 January 4, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Love these!!! with the link you posted i couldnt find a 7205 fork,do you think a 7206 would work or would be to thick? Thanks!

  • Reply BWillets20 January 4, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Love these!!! with the link you posted i couldnt find a 7205 fork,do you think a 7206 would work or would be to thick? Thanks!

  • Reply ZephyrTastic January 6, 2012 at 1:23 am

    These look great!!!! I love how detailed your video was! Thanks so much!!

  • Reply ZephyrTastic January 6, 2012 at 2:01 am

    These look great!!!! I love how detailed your video was! Thanks so much!!

  • Reply lisbonlioness January 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    NO WAY! This is so ace… even I get it, thanks to your video. Thank you so, so much, you totally made my day. No, where's that wretched wrench? If only my house wasn't a mess… I mean, creative chaos 😀

  • Reply lisbonlioness January 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    NO WAY! This is so ace… even I get it, thanks to your video. Thank you so, so much, you totally made my day. No, where's that wretched wrench? If only my house wasn't a mess… I mean, creative chaos 😀

  • Reply Nettan January 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    this is genius!

  • Reply Nettan January 29, 2012 at 2:47 am

    this is genius!

  • Reply Kat E. February 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I love this! How do you get the rusty color?

  • Reply Kat E. February 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I love this! How do you get the rusty color?

  • Reply Kat E. February 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I love this! How do you get the rusty color?

  • Reply Stacie Grissom February 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    @Kat E. I think it is just the photo and the fork– I didn't do anything special to it. 🙂

  • Reply Trinka February 9, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for posting this!!! :)I've been wanting to make one, but I though it involved welding and techniques of the like 😛
    So…Thank you!!! <3

  • Reply Trinka February 9, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for posting this!!! :)I've been wanting to make one, but I though it involved welding and techniques of the like 😛
    So…Thank you!!! <3

  • Reply Trinka February 9, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for posting this!!! :)I've been wanting to make one, but I though it involved welding and techniques of the like 😛
    So…Thank you!!! <3

  • Reply Casler Family March 8, 2012 at 1:35 am

    how would a real silver fork work?

  • Reply Casler Family March 8, 2012 at 1:35 am

    how would a real silver fork work?

  • Reply Casler Family March 8, 2012 at 2:03 am

    how would a real silver fork work?

  • Reply Stacie Grissom March 8, 2012 at 2:04 am

    I've bent sterling silver forks and they are a lot easier to bend. 🙂

  • Reply Cat :) March 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I'm trying this, but the tips keep breaking off.

  • Reply Cat :) March 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I'm trying this, but the tips keep breaking off.

  • Reply Cat :) March 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I'm trying this, but the tips keep breaking off.

  • Reply Stacie Grissom March 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    @Cat You have to bend them in one motion, you can't keep bending them back and forth. 🙂 I made that mistake as well. 🙂

  • Reply gail April 18, 2012 at 3:42 am

    great tute! thanks for sharing your fork bracelet.
    gail

  • Reply gail April 18, 2012 at 3:42 am

    great tute! thanks for sharing your fork bracelet.
    gail

  • Reply gail April 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    great tute! thanks for sharing your fork bracelet.
    gail

  • Reply Sidhu ji May 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    this is love <3 i m in love !

  • Reply Sidhu ji May 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    this is love <3 i m in love !

  • Reply Sidhu ji May 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    this is love <3 i m in love !

  • Reply Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty May 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    AMAZING!!! Thanks so much! I shared this on my FB fan page for all my thrifty,crafty friends to try!! XOXO Andrea
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keepin-it-Thrifty/107871535948408

  • Reply Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty May 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    AMAZING!!! Thanks so much! I shared this on my FB fan page for all my thrifty,crafty friends to try!! XOXO Andrea
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keepin-it-Thrifty/107871535948408

  • Reply Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty May 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

    AMAZING!!! Thanks so much! I shared this on my FB fan page for all my thrifty,crafty friends to try!! XOXO Andrea
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keepin-it-Thrifty/107871535948408

  • Reply The one &amp; only May 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

    my hands are aching from doing this! great idea tho! LOVE IT

  • Reply The one & only May 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    my hands are aching from doing this! great idea tho! LOVE IT

  • Reply Debbie June 6, 2012 at 2:34 am

    O,M,G this is so cool all the neices are getting one for xmas just love your idea many thanks debbie New Zealand

  • Reply vonne June 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    awesome, love the idea I'm going to make one for me!

  • Reply Rachel Lee Edmonds Trull July 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Love Love this thanks for sharing

  • Reply tommy July 23, 2012 at 3:52 am

    have you ever seated any crystals or gems in the prong that you bend backwards? If so, what do you think the best method would be to do this?
    I want to make one for a close friend of mine with an opal crystal on it

  • Reply Sam October 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Am I the only one that broke my jewelry pliers doing this? They were brand new too T_T

  • Reply brenda January 18, 2013 at 4:26 am

    can u make rings .if u can ,can u show me how.thank u brenda

  • Reply mathewwad January 29, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Those are best ukulele for you.The reason I fell in love with ukulele is because I could take it anywhere.If you find more you can go at ukuleletutorial.net

  • Reply mathewwad January 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Those are best ukulele for you.The reason I fell in love with ukulele is because I could take it anywhere.If you find more you can go at Ukulele Tutorial.

  • Reply Ali H. October 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Hi Stacie, Greetings from New Zealand 🙂 Loved your vid re fork bracelet. I'm wanting to make kitchen drawer handle (pulls) from genuine silver cutlery ie ones where the cutlery is both manipulated AND parts flattened eg spoon head, fork prongs etc.(apart from the handle part of course). Could you give me any clues how to actually DO this (or where I could find out pls?). Warm kiwi greetings, Ali

  • Reply StacieGrissom November 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Hello Ali!! Thanks so much for your message! I've never done what you were talking about, but I'd just look around YouTube if I were you! 🙂 I did find this tutorial– is this what you are talking about? 🙂

    http://simplemom.net/diy-fork-handle/

  • Reply colleen hogan March 2, 2015 at 5:31 am

    I have been making necklace's out of my moms old silverware. Mom passed 4 yrs. ago and I thought this would be a wonderful way to keep her close. I made my 3 girl's each one, my daughter-in-law,2 granddaughter's and my 2 grandsons wives each one. We all love them. I also made one from one of mom's silver butter knife and that is adorable.

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