Today’s DIY Friday is all about Hammers. Above is really more cosplay relevant for those who like Marvel’s Mjolnir; this link is more useful if you want a warhammer humans can use. Enjoy!
Today’s DIY Friday shows you an easy way to make your own herbal sachets! (This technique will be amusingly familiar for anyone who has ever made a spell packet.)
Today’s DIY Friday features a way of making mittens from sweaters. Rather unexpectedly, this is one of the longer tutorial videos I’ve posted, but the details are all there, at least; enjoy!
For today’s DIY Friday, make a quick-and-disposable chef’s hat/toque blanche! (Instructions come with adorable kid commentary. You Have Been Warned.)
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Make your very own silver spoon rings! Note: I do not condone stealing the silver from your employers and will not be held responsible for how you bunch of reprobates use this knowledge. Have fun!
Oh wow this is such a cool idea!
Tips from a friendly neighbourhood jeweller - slightly damaged silver spoons can sometimes be found for scrap or near-scrap value in antique shops. Also look out for jewellery shops that sell silverware since they may have old cutlery that got damaged whilst on display. Also, y’know, thrift shops and car boot sales and stuff. At the moment a brand spanking new silver teaspoon is worth roughly GBP£100 so you’re much better off getting one second hand. (Sometimes you can get spoons that have been engraved with initials or names for cheap, since they have little resale value.)
Make sure it’s silver and not silver plate because they’re totally different metals. Silver is soft enough to manipulate by hand whilst silver plated items are usually either really tough base metals or maybe something like copper, which is still very malleable but the orange will show through easily. Silver has the malleability and the consistent colour you need for this kinda project.
On the subject of making sure it’s silver - cheak for hallmarks. You’re usually looking for at least ‘925’ which stands for ‘92.5% silver alloy’ which is the starling silver standard. I’m talking as a Brit here, so in America you may be seeing ‘950’ or similar. Take a couple of minutes to Google your national hallmarking laws to see what symbols you need to look out for.
Also, silver conducts heat really well! Which helps you shape it, but can also result in burns, so be careful.
I’m trying to think of alternatives to using a buffer. I use a tumbler (hehe) for polishing up second hand jewellery, but they’re not somethng you’d really have to hand. So no suggestions there. Sorry!
I ended up writing a lot wow. I hope this is helpful!
Ooooh, excellent info! Thank you so much!
Happy DIY Friday, folks! Today’s video shows you how to make a belt buckle out of a large plastic container- pretty simple, and if you get creative with the covering, a handy way to distinguish your character/s.