BeadSmith 2-Sided Texture Hammers
are available in 3 options
-Wide Circles & Dots
-Thin Circles and Speckles
-Stripes and Weaves
I'll be showing the the first two today ~
I've just gotten these in and instantly loved the sturdiness and heavy duty texture heads.
They feel good in your hand and have a heavy head that really connects with the metal.
I like that you get 2 textures on each hammer creating a pile of options for texture combinations.
I love these hammers and have already used them a ton!
My favorite is the Wide Circles and Dots...I love the big divets of the dots impression.
You can see in the ring below that it creates a nice deep dot that catches the LOS perfectly.
The textures also created a good indentation creating a great base for patina.
~ Inspiration pictures ~
I've used 24g copper, brass, 22g bronze and 20g aluminum in my samples today &all worked perfectly.
I hammered without annealing, but imagine you could get an even better impression from doing so.
Place item to be textured on a bench block or anvil & strike the surface sharply with the hammer wherever you want the texture to appear.
Experiment hitting the metal on a slight angle or flush.
Mix and match for even more textures.
I've just added the BeadSmith 2-Sided Texture hammers to my line ~
I've been awaiting their arrival for some time now and am thrilled with the quality.
Click here to purchase & receive a free 2"x5" piece of copper sheet to play with!
Offer good til July 15th.
~ Melinda Orr ~
Melinda Orr Designs