Fork You, Eddie!

Behold the power of the golden fork!

I received a gold fork in the mail from Laura Collins after participating in the Virtual Family dinner. The gold fork was a quite adorable little lapel pin, except I'm not really a pin kind of girl. I am, however, a creative kind of girl and I thought, "Hmmm...wouldn't that make a cute necklace..."

I easily removed the sticky pin part from the back of the fork and set about to make a hole in the fork by pounding a nail into it.

I dented the first nail.

And the second.

And the third.

Son of a...

I finally got out my dad's power drill, found the smallest bit I could, and drilled a hole in the fork. It took almost a minute of drilling to make the hole.

Ed, you don't stand a chance against the golden fork. May that be a message to all sufferers and parents, friends and family.

If you are interested in purchasing a necklace, please email me at I will be working out costs and proceeds portions between me, Laura, and the National Eating Disorders Association, with the money earmarked for anorexia research.

Ed doesn't stand a chance.

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samsi77 said...

You are definately right about that Carrie, if you continue to work as hard and be as persistent with your recovery as you were at turing that pin into a necklace, ED doesnt stand a chance!



I just need my power drill to fight ED.

Safety glasses? Check.
Protective head gear? Check.
Gloves? Check.
Power drill? Check.

Bye-bye ED!

mary said...

Yes, great determination Carrie. Would be a great if you added some other tools, as charms, which you've used in your fight. A pen for writing, a book, beads in between for beading, on and on, your choice. Maybe a butterfly for transformation.
Can you tell I like to gather things?
Anyway, you are quite the warrior in how you tackled that pin to necklace project. You never gave up. Well done!

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