Hammers for metal working and jewelry making are great tools to have for your metal
projects. I love just about any tool, so I am a bit biased on this. On this page is a selection of hammers
for many purposes in your jewelry making and metal working.
We have some of
the newer hammers from a trusted source- The Beadsmith- so know they will be a useful addition to your tools.
Double Headed Rubber Mallet ~ This is an all purpose hammer for jewelry making and wire
working. Use a rubber mallet to hammer wire without marring the finish on it. Nice weight and fits well in a woman's
hand. Approx. 7" high and head measures 2.5" across.
Beadsmith Chasing Hammer~This is one of my favorite hammers. I think I have
a thing for hammers-but they have so many different ones and specific uses- a girl just has to have the right hammer on hand-
okay I'm a tool ho.
A chasing hammer has a large face side for flattening and a ball-peen side for riveting and metal
design (hammered look). Not all chasing hammers are alike- if you look at one and the large size is flat and not slightly
convex-you would mar your wire. This head is slightly convex (bows outward) so it has a large striking area but the
edges are smooth. Use your chasing hammer for shaping, forming flattening, forging and texturizing. Use the ball
peen portion for the texturizing- say you want cute little dimples in your metal-this will do that. The larger side
is great if you want to make spirals, then position them on a block of metal (bench block, anvil) and pound the spiral until
you get the desired look of flatness on it. You can then take the ball-peen side and add texture to the flat spiral.
Use on blank brass metal discs, wires, etc. There is a lot of info on the internet about chasing hammers and how to
use them. You Tube is a good source of info on how to use something. Sold per hammer and made by Beadsmith.
Beadsmith Plastic/Rubber Jewelry Hammer~This hammer has 2 heads to it, one is
hard yellow plastic and is to be used to avoid marring and scratches on your precious metals and wire. The soft
black rubber is to be used for more delicate work. The heads measure approx. 2 1/2" long and the head diameter for both
the yellow plastic and black rubber is 5/8". Made by Beadsmith. Sold per hammer.
Ball Pein Hammer- 2 oz.~This double-head hammer measures approx. 7/16 in diameter across the flat side
of the hammer head. This is light weight and easy to use. I personally have this one and use it quite often -especially
the rounded head end to put bumps in metals for texture. From The Beadsmith.
Beadsmith Small Texture & Planish Hammer~ This hammer has 2 heads that are
19mm each. One is for texturing metal and the other side for planishing.
to flatten, smooth or polish metal by rolling or hammering. The process of planishing uses many light blows to smooth
metal which has already been formed by some other means. (Info from Aviation Pros website). The length
of the hammer is 9 1/2" long. The head length is 72mm. The head measures approx. 3/4" in diameter. Just
wonderful for those smaller projects where you need more control.
Beadsmith Small Embossing Hammer
with 8mm & 10 mm Faces~The hammer has 2 faces, 1 is 8 mm and the other is 10 mm. In inches that translates
to the larger head is approx. 3/8" in diameter and the smaller head is 1/4". The length of the hammer head is 65mm and
the overall length of the hammer is 9 1/4". It's soooo cute!
Beadsmith Mini Embossing Hammer with 4mm & 6mm Faces~This hammer has 2 faces,
one is 4mm and the other is 6mm. In inches, that translates to 1/4" and 1/8". The length of the hammer head is
65mm. The length of the hammer is 9 1/2".
Made of steel and wood.
Beadsmith Micro Embossing Hammer with 1.5 and 2.5mm Faces~ This hammer has 2 faces on it, one is
1.5mm and the other is 2.5mm. They heads are small- think of a 2.5mm bead. Wonderful for use on small pieces of
metal that you would like to put dimples in. The length of the hammer is 9.25 inches.