Made something today that I never made before – a hair fork

I made something today that I never made before - hair fork

I make jewelry mostly and metal guitar picks . Today I decided to make something that I have no experience in making – a hair fork please excuse my english – its not my mother tongue 😉

I think it came out pretty good for the first one

I think it cama out pretty good for the first one

Of course there are a lot of imperfections and things that I could have done better – but it is what it is

I took a 17 gauge copper sheet

I took a 17 gauge copper sheet

I get mine from a local metal shop – they have huge sheets of almost any metals

most shapes are easy to recrate

most shapes are easy to recrate

most shapes are circles and can be made with a simple circle template

I drew directly on the copper sheet with a sharpy

I drew directly on the copper sheet with a sharpy

I never really plan things out – I mostly doodle and then see what happens the shape is 5.25 inches long

cut out hair fork with a small jewelers saw

cut out hair fork with a small jewelers saw

more circles

more circles

well half circles but I used my template again – its made of plastic and has circles in different sizes

added some details

added some details

butterfly

butterfly
I love butterflies – always have

cut out some flowers too

cut out some flowers too

added some texture again

added some texture again

now the fun part – soldering all together

now the fun part - soldering all together
I added some solder to the back of the butterfly and the flowers

flux is applied before the soldering

flux is applied before the soldering

soldered together

soldered together
looks ugly due to the oxidation that happens when heating metal

chemical bath to clean it up

chemical bath to clean it up

a little cleaner

a little cleaner
I took the pliers again and twisted the ends so that it can stay better in the hair

hammered the ends of the ends too

hammered the ends of the ends too hammered the ends of the ends too
the ends were so soft that I decided to hammer them to harden the copper

polished look

polsihed look

after adding some patina and polishing again

after adding some patina and polishing again