alternative way to create hammered finish on white gold?
I am trying to create a hammered finish on a 10ktw gold wedding band
and on a 14ktw band as well. I am a student in jewelry and have only
worked with silver and base metals thus far and white gold is
certainly a different animal. I am looking for a fairly pronounced
hammered texture. I have tried a ball peen hammer but in order to
get a visible texture I have to hit the metal hard enough to deform
the band. The bands are for my son and his fiancee who have decided
to get married in 2 months and asked me to make their bands.
Performance pressure! I have heard that there is a way to create a
hammered finish with a rotary tool might that be a better option for
me? Or do i need a different kind of hammer or tool for striking? I
realize this is an awfully basic question for this forum but I have
had no luck getting help anywhere else and I am desperate. Can anyone
suggest a resource, tool, or other approach I might try? Thank you
SO much in advance for your help!