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How to Use a Chasing Hammer - A free tutorial from Door 44 Studios - Cover Image
Wirework Basics

How to Use a Chasing Hammer to Form Wire

One of the basic metalsmithing techniques that nearly all beginners struggle with is learning how to use a chasing hammer. Dive deeply into almost any jewelry making discipline, whether it’s wire weaving or silversmithing, and you’ll find that the chasing hammer is used pretty much universally across all disciplines. So it pays to learn to …

How to Make Perfectly Matched Circle Ear Wires - A free wirework basics tutorial from Door44Studios.com
Wirework Basics

How to Make Circle Ear Wires

Today we’re going to make another popular shape for ear wires. Interestingly, these wires don’t have a common name. Some people call them French Hoops. I’ve also seen Demi Hoops and Loop ear wires. And because I can’t seem to come up with a clever name for the ear wires we’re about to make, let’s …