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Daily Wire Tip Dec. 16: Forging Wire
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
December 16, 2010
Dale, what do you mean when you say “forged” wire?
-Michele in Clinton, Connecticut
In the wire jewelry world, “forged” wire is wire that has been beaten with a hammer or mallet of sorts, depending on the desired outcome.
For example, using a chasing hammer and bench block on a heavy round wire will stretch, harden, and shape the wire, which is used when making a soft wire into a more solid shape like a cuff bracelet. When an embossing hammer is used, not only will a wire be forged, but also textured.
For more information, please see our discussion: Forging Soft Wire
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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