Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire
by Susan LeGuyader
Switching up the shape of the wire you use in your designs could change everything! How about working with flat wire!
Instructions
Let's face it, we use round wire for almost everything. We might texture it with a hammer, but it is still round wire.
Susan LeGuyader's Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire - , Wire Jewelry Design, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, using flat wire
What if you went outside the box and used flattened wire for your clasp? It would add dimension and a bit of extra to your design. Of course, you COULD purchase flat wire but it is super simple to get this look all on your own without buying extra.
There are a couple of ways to flatten wire, you can use a rolling mill (if you are so blessed) or a hammer and bench block
You will get the same look. You can decide just how flat you want it. I used 16 gauge copper wire.
Susan LeGuyader's Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire - , Wire Jewelry Design, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, using flat wire
Susan LeGuyader's Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire - , Wire Jewelry Design, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, using flat wire
Once your wire is flat, go about making a clasp as you normally would. As you can see from the finished clasp, it is pretty, functional and just a bit different than the ordinary clasp. What else can you dream up to use flat wire?
Susan LeGuyader's Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire - , Wire Jewelry Design, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, using flat wire
Susan LeGuyader's Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire - , Wire Jewelry Design, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, using flat wire
Susan LeGuyader's Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire - , Wire Jewelry Design, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, using flat wire
Susan LeGuyader's Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire - , Wire Jewelry Design, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, using flat wire
Susan LeGuyader's Up Your Design Game with Flat Wire - , Wire Jewelry Design, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, using flat wire

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.94
  • Gold Club Price: $2.21
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Tools

4oz Ball Peen Hammer with Wooden Handle
G3-36
  • G3-36
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Steel and Rubber Bench Block 4x4 Inches
G17-44
  • G17-44
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Forging