Hardening is the process of making a component made out of jewelry wire more stiff and permanent. Soft jewelry wire is easy to bend and components made out of soft jewlery wire could be bent out of shape accidentally without hardening. With hardening, components made out of jewelry wire are more permanent and less likely to be bent out of shape. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways including hammering and work hardening. View our free instructions on how to harden jewelry wire by selecting here.
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