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Flattening a Fused Component

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.

Step 6

Hammer the remaining half of your fused ring.

Step 7

Congratulations! You have now flattened a fused ring.

Optional

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