A Quick Guide to Jewellery Making Hammers
When starting out in jewellery making, getting all the tools you need can seem like a daunting task. Jewellers hammers are used for many reasons, including shaping and forming metal and also creating amazing textures in your handmade jewellery designs.
With so many jeweller hammers on offer, we've created a simple guide on what each hammer is and what exactly they are used for in the workshop.
It is good to start with a Ball Pein Hammer as it is a good all-round hammer with a domed side and a flat round side.
A Rawhide Mallet is useful as it is ideal for shaping metal around a Triblet without marking it.
As it is made of compressed rawhide, the more you use it the softer the surface will become (which is nicer to work with) and in our experience, it is a tool that will last you forever as it gets better with age and use!
Head to our 'Learn The Basics' section for advice and guidance on jewellery making.
Targeted at beginners, we discuss everything from setting up your workspace at home (with customer inspiration), using glue to what pliers you need when jewellery making.