I’m new to the craft, would it be okay to try and make my own forge friends? (Obviously not to sell or anything, just to practice and have fun)
I’m sure it’d be fine. The basics of splitting a ribbon taper, folding over a bar, and shouldering in the snout are a classic blacksmithing recipe (like with chicken soup but with more metal)! It’s just the specific proportions and punches and chisels to achieve cuteness to my particular taste and the name “Forge Friends” that are mine. If you want to learn more about the basic technique there are several youtubes on forging ram’s heads which are excellent!
Good luck, and happy forging! 😀