Texturing a Fused Component

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Give texture and depth to a fused component with a chasing hammer.
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Tip 1Learn how to cut fine silver rings for fusing before you begin.
Tip 2Learn how to fuse before you begin.
Tip 3You can only texture one side of the ring. Turning the ring over to texture the other side will only flatten out the texturing on the original side.
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Step 1

Start with a fine silver fused ring.

Step 2

Place the fused ring on a bench block.

Step 3

Hold the fused ring down with your finger. If you do not feel comfortable holding the fused ring with your finger, you may place a small piece of tape along the edge to keep it in place.

Step 4

Using the flat, broad side of your hammer, hammer one half of your fused ring away from your finger or tape.

Step 5

Move your finger or tape to the other side of the fused ring. Hammer the remaining half of your fused ring.

Step 6

Check that the ring is evenly flattened throughout. You have now flattened a fused ring.

Step 7

Using the chasing (ball) side of the chasing hammer, hit the flattened ring several times in a random pattern.

Step 8

Hammer the fused ring until it is completely textured on that side.

Step 9

Rotate the fused ring and continue hammering to texture the area that was held by your finger or tape.

Step 10

Congratulations! The fused ring is now completely textured.

Optional

You may opt to use a tumbler to polish and harden your ring. Refer to our beading technique to learn how.

 

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