| 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.