I’ve made jewelry as my only income for over 10 years and more
recently picked up some silversmithing.
I just recently started stamping 1/2 round SS Wire for quick
bracelets. The 1/2 round was suggested by a Native American (which I
am also) friend who has been doing silver smithing longer than I have.
I doubt there’s any magic wand to wave over me so I get instantly
perfect at doing this. I have annealed it,and not prior to stamping.
I’m using a brass hammer and a steel block. Does anyone have any
suggestions other than practice, practice, practice, for me to perfect
this skill quicker than I am? I also tried Crazy 8 (1/2 round) wire
from Thunderbird as it was supposed to have more of a flat type 1/2
round wire. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.