I have finished a series of hoops and have attached Rio’s hoop findings, item 695700. I then tumbled for 1 hour and thought they would be work hardened. Now that I am checking the fitting and alignment I have realized that the findings are still soft. When trying to do the “post type work hardening technique”, twist and pull with a modification, I broke one of the catch findings! As the catches, have a double curve, I obviously can’t pull them up straight and twist them to harden.
Any idea what I should try? I have already patinated and polished. Learning curve challenges!!
Thanks, Deb H.