6 Roses

I cut 54 inches of this wire into 9" lengths


I flattened them out using a big carpenters hammer on a Kevin Potter round jewelers anvil


My favorite hammer.  I'm like a guitarist. I gave to talk about the. Instrument. This is a flat peen hammer designed by Jewelry artist, Michael Goode and manufactured by his neighbor in Maine, Bill Fretz. I met Bill.  Nice guy. Great tools several more are on my list. 


1st course finished. Next step is to heat up the metal to about 1200 degrees then drop it in water to cool it down real fast. That will loosen up the molecules and make these strips like clay again, ready for a second course.  


I'm going to make 6 Rearview Mirror hangers with Swarovski crystal