Shaping a Fused Fine Silver Component

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Learn to shape a fine silver component into ovals and squares with this technique.
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Tip 1Learn how to cut fine silver rings for fusing before you begin
Tip 2Learn how to fuse a fine silver component before you begin.
Tip 3Read through our Fusing FAQ before you begin.
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Step 1 - Oval

Start off with a fused fine silver component. In steps 1-6 we are going to show you how to make an oval shape.

Step 2 - Oval

Place the tips of your round nose pliers inside of the fused ring.

Step 3 - Oval

Gently release the grip of your pliers, so your ring does not slip. The further towards the tip you place your ring the skinnier the oval will be.

Step 4 - Oval

Make sure that your round nose pliers are centered in the ring.

Step 5 - Oval

Pull the round nose pliers open until you get an oval shape.

Step 6 - Oval

Congratulations! You now have an oval shaped fine silver component. To finish your component please reference our Flattening a Fused Component, Texturing a Fused Component or Using a Rock Tumbler.

Step 7 - Square

Start off with a fused fine silver component. In steps 7-14 we are going to show you how to make a square shape. Using a Sharpie, mark four spots that are equal distance from each other.

Step 8 - Square

Place your chain nose pliers in between the Sharpie marks.

Step 9 - Square

Using your chain nose pliers, start to flatten the section in between the Sharpie marks.

Step 10 - Square

Working back and forth between the two Sharpie marks continue flattening one side.

Step 11 - Square

Repeat Steps 8-10 for the second side.

Step 12 - Square

Repeat Steps 8-10 for the third side.

Step 13 - Square

Repeat Steps 8-10 for the forth side. After you have flattened all four sides you may want to go back over your component and refine your corners.

Step 14 - Square

Congratulations! You now have a square shaped fine silver component. You can clean off the Sharpie marks with rubbing alcohol. To finish your component please reference our Flattening a Fused Component, Texturing a Fused Component or Using a Rock Tumbler.

       

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