Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

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Learning a new technique requires lots of trial and error. If you’re acquiring a new skill or experimenting with a new design don’t use your sterling silver or gold-filled supplies! Instead keep a stash of lower cost metal supplies, like wire and sheet metal, to you get through your learning curve without breaking the bank.

When I was learning metal stamping it took many, many tries to figure out how hard to hit a stamp and how to angle my hammer to get the best impressions. I practiced stamping on less expensive, copper sheet metal until I was comfortable enough to move on to sterling silver. If you’re learning to make simple loops or to wire wrap try practicing with base metal head pins or a craft wire!


Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen

 

2 comments to Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

  • Autumn OLFERT

    Hi,

    I’ve had trouble with my gold filled, sterling silver bars bending. Not bending up like towards the sky. I know I can use a rubber mallet for that. But my bars bends up but still lays flat. Do you have any suggestions? I keep on wasting bars because on this?

  • FusionBeads.com

    Hi Autumn!

    Our Customer Support Team would love to help you with this! Please email them at support@fusionbeads.com with further details of the problem you’re experiencing.

    – Gretchen

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