I am truly grateful for the generous advice from the group about
sterling wire and mallets, both on the list and privately.
Teri D, Beth W, Janice, Russ H, B M, Nanette K, Mary P, Teresa P,
Sue W, Judy B
all gave advice. If I missed your name, please forgive me. I ended up
going with Thunderbird Supplies in the last two hours of their sale
period. I’m going to have fun with these wires (and other items I
purchased from them)… Other suggestions were great, but I’m not a
retailer, I’m a retailer’s customer and so couldn’t order from them.
And again, I’m thankful for the rawhide and plastic mallet
and advice. My husband picked up a Central Forge 4-in-1
Quick Change Multi-Head Hammer at Harbor Freight for $6.99. It has a
metal head and three degrees of harness in additional screw-on heads.
I just fought with some bent and distorted wire so I’m anticipating
an easier time straightening (if not hardening) my wire in the