I’ve never made anything for my dad with my metalsmithing skills. He doesn’t wear jewelry, except for a wedding ring, so I didn’t have any brilliant ideas for him. Steve suggested a divot repair tool and ball marker set for him and I thought that was a great idea (and a nice new challenge). Using a divot tool, I traced an outline to get the shape. I added a bit of length to the handle for comfort. Because this needed to be strong, I used Nickel for the prong ends and sterling for the decorative handle. The piece is Nickel, Sterling and some exotic wood I bought years ago. I riveted the thing together and am pretty pleased with the results. The ball marker is sterling silver and is a little larger than a penny.
Not bad considering I don’t play golf and had no idea what I was doing!