I’ll show you 2 hammers today.
The chasing hammer has 2 sides. The bigger, wider end and the smaller ball end. You can use this hammer to put marks in your wire. You can use the larger side to harden your wire designs while flattening the wire.
The round side is great for making cool marks in your jewelry like I did for these Hammered Wire Earrings.
You can also shape and bend sheet metal with this hammer.
These hammers are used to harden wire and wire worked designs without marring or flattening the wire.
You’ll also need a steel block or an anvil to hammer on. You can find these where jewelry supplies are sold and in different sizes.
I hope you’re ready to do some hammering now!