What kind of tools do you need to make wire beaded jewelry?
The great news is, you only need 3 or 4 simple hand tools to get started! The Crazy Merchant, Inc offers quality, inexpensive jewelry pliers and wire cutters, in addition to a full set of Ergonomic tools which keep your wrist and hand health in mind.
Here are the four tools we recommend to start your jewelry making adventure!
Chain Link Pliers – They have a long tapered jaw, which is flat and smooth on the inside. There are no ridges to mark your wire and they are wonderful to use for gripping wire, pinching down cut ends, opening/closing jump rings.
Bent Nose Pliers – A must have for any wire and/or bead worker! The nose is tapered, flat and smooth on the inside and has a slight curve at the tip of the jaw. Amazing to help you reach and manipulate your wire wrapped ends with ease and precision!
Round Nose Pliers – These are great for making spirals, loops and elegant curves in wire for simple earring wraps, charm loops, pendant loops and more! The jaw is long, smooth and cone shaped, used for making different size loops and spirals.
Flush Cutters – Used for clipping wire and Soft Flex ends. One side of the cutter is flat and makes a clean, flush cut, minimizing the need to file wire ends. Your cutters are in good shape when they are sharp, comfortable to hold in the hand and when the jaws are clean and without ‘pits’ in the blades.