Lessen the Noise

By on November 2, 2016
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by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com

Wire Jewelry Tip for November 2nd 2016

Lessen the Noise – Save Your Eardrums

by Judy Larson

Today we have another great tip about saving a precious commodity – your eardrums!

Judy Says:


I am 67 and acutely aware of some of the hearing I have lost, possibly due to not protecting my ears when I was younger. Starting early with good habits in your studio is essential to your well being.

Using a hammer to texture metal on a metal bench block can be quite loud. If you are concerned about this, use a rubber block, a sand bag or a stack of magazines under your bench block to help deaden the sound from your hammer blows.



This is an extremely handy tool for filing, hammering, and other uses. This rubber block is made of a tough, firm, vulcanized rubber to give the user an excellent surface. It enables one to remove dents and straighten metals without the fear of scratching or distorting, and can be used wet or dry without chance of slipping.


Great for stamping, chasing and forming these 5″ Round Leather Sandbags can be used with or without a bench block. The leather is slip resistant and helps deaden the blow and sound when striking a piece.

Wearing protective ear devices may be a good idea if you do a lot of hammer texturing and/or forming of metal.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick tip on saving your eardrums. For more of Judy’s tips – CLICK HERE!

Happy Wrapping!

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One Comment

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    james corey

    November 5, 2016 at 8:21 am

    you look pretty no excelent if you say you are 67 years old. God love you.