Shaping a Fused Fine Silver Component
Learn to shape a fine silver component into ovals and squares with this technique.
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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.
Oval - Place the tips of your round nose pliers inside of the fused ring.
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.
Oval - Make sure that your round nose pliers are centered in the ring.
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.
Square - Place your chain nose pliers in between the Sharpie marks.
Square - Using your chain nose pliers, start to flatten the section in between the Sharpie marks.
Square - Working back and forth between the two Sharpie marks continue flattening one side.
Square - Repeat Steps 8-10 for the second side.
Square - Repeat Steps 8-10 for the third side.
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.
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