Received another order of vintage jewelry finds, brass, bendable, to see if I could shape them into caps. These were flat and yes you can pound them to bend but without a mold or form, it's just about impossible to form evenly. Plus, the wide edges cannot be bent down without crimping a little.
Not liking the bright brass can be easily remedied with spray paint, silver or pewter.
The very large filigree was one of a kind and fits a good sized berry, the others were also flat and after shaping, are the same size as the ones from Karin. If I ever find another large brass filigree would I try again? Not likely. Probably not. Maybe. If it was very adaptable. Sure. Just thought I'd let you see it can be done if anyone was thinking about it. This largest piece was 54mm before shaping and I ordered brass only, because I believe other metals are harder and may break, not bend.
See? I'm still full of boring and mostly useless information.