Often I have gotten great pieces of jewelry from expending my "Creative Anger" out on silver pieces or wire. With just a small flat hammer, round tip hammer or dies for marking, many neat designs can be made.
|My hammer has flat & dome sides.|
I like to make clasps and flatten only the rounded parts leaving the raised parts for extra texture. I use a rig made from a wooden peg box. This is a simple block of wood with holes drilled half way down through it and added pegs cut from a long dowel rod in the desired width of your clasp.
here is a great demo on: How to make clasps.
http://www.wigjig.com/jewelry-tools/WJU/jewelry/jewelrybyG/pearls/pg07.htm this is for the clasp above. used on a Wigjig.
I use a small block of metal. Quite heavy, but it is the only thing that won't break under the weight of my hammering (*banging...says Matt). Metal to metal is very loud, so I suggest working outdoors when possible, or when the house it empty!!
This is just a quick explanation of what I like to do and ways I use my "Creative Energy". I have to say, I don't get angry like the little guy from Swarovski, Anger,
but if I did, maybe my hair would stay curled longer :D Enjoy your day!! CJD.Sign~
How to make clasps: