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This wonderfully fun pendant is crafted out of an antique sterling silver-plated fork. One of my newest creative discoveries, I call it the Forktopus.

Once, this silverware was a prized possession in someone’s household, admired for its craftsmanship as much as a status symbol. Little did they know it was only the paralarval stage of the recently hatched Forktopi! Through my tender care they have grown and are ready to begin new lives inhabiting your neckline.

Each fork pendant I create is different. Every fork dictates the shape I can bend it before I even start. Most of the time they suggest aquatic shapes to me. Cephalopods are amazing and I just can't help but try to turn straight tines into tentacular experiments. Perhaps Cthulhu is influencing my work?

Since these are pieces of old antique silver-plated silverware, each will bear the marks and scars of a previous useful existence. I take silverware that is more than a half century old, cut, shape, form, polish, torch and twist it so I can pull a beautiful thing out of a rough tarnished utensil. But I'm not perfect, and neither is my work. I wouldn't want it to be if I could. Expect the odd scratch, ding or dent. I call it character, I think it gives each piece a soul of its own. As I create these pieces, they are subject to variety of tools and processes. I don't add anything to them, I just alter them to showcase their hidden beauty. Sometimes the surface finish stays smooth and sometimes it becomes rippled. Consult the photo to see exactly what this piece looks like and check out my other forks for other cool different versions. I try to take my photos as acurately and honestly as possible so you can order from me with confidence.

Silver plate has a tendency to become a bit tarnished over time and forktopods are no exception. I personally like to watch as these pieces slowly darken and subtly change color in response to their environment. I think of it as much the same way a cuddlefish camouflages itself. I make sure they look shiny and new when I send them to you. If you want them to stay that way then just wash them in warm soapy water like you would your regular silverware.

You will receive the exact pendant pictured in this listing, as well as a leather or suede cord of whatever color and length I have available (usually brown or black). If you would like a different chain or cord, just let me know and I'll see what I can do. The pendant's size should be easy to estimate, they're made from actual forks afterall!

Free shipping worldwide. I'm at the post office almost every weekday, so I'll have your forktopus pendant on the way as quick as I can!

Make sure to check out the other forktopi I currently have available for some more fun designs. And if you don't see one you like, just ask me and I'll try and make another one.

I also have various recycled silverware components for you to use in your own projects. Spoon bowls, forks and handles all awaiting your finishing touch. Let me save you the time, tools and trouble.

Thanks again,

-gus

Forktopus Pendant -- Handmade From an Antique Sterling Silver Plated Fork -- An All New Doctor Gus Recycled Silverware Creation

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fork, silverware, flatware, utensil, recycled fork, recycled silverware, silver plate, upcycled silverware, repurposed silverware, upcycled fork, old fork, silver plated fork, repurposed fork
  • Feedback: 4639 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Pennsylvania, United States
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