I had to form the copper wire into the design first and then lay it on my pounding thingy (can't remember the technical term) and hammer away!
It was very fun, until I hammered one of my fingers... OUCH!!!
I began to fancy that I was getting good at this until I tried to design a bird and it ended up looking like...
well, not a bird.
Maybe I'll show you that one later ;-D
~ christa jean