This gives you an idea of how hand-forged jewelry begins, alongside tools like hammers and files, a steel sheet to protect the desk underneath, lots of dust and don't forget the silver (wire in this case). You'll also notice a steel washer amongst the silver wire. I found that one day while walking my dog near my house. It was rusted and dirty but I picked it up and brought it home and one of these days I may incorporate it into a piece. Until then I'll use it as a template for drawing circles on sheet metal.