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Beading Tool Types

Beading Awl

This tool is perfect for tying knots in stringing materials, to separate your beads in knotted jewellery designs. With a fine tip, the beading awl can be used for loosening threaded knots and is also handy for opening up seem beads, a component used for covering crimp beads.

Beading File

Beading files are used for smoothing the rough edges of metal wire and other materials once they have been cut or shaped. They are also useful for manipulating the shape of charms and beads into your desired look.

Beading Loom

Beading looms can be used to form continuous woven designs and are often used with seed beads. They feature a wire frame and two wooden dowels (warp bars) at either side for attaching your stringing materials to.

Bead Reamer

The bead reamer tool allows you to enlarge the hole size of your beads so that they can fit on the thread of your choice, despite its thickness. This tool has a small drill like appearance and can be used on stone, glass ceramic beads and pearls.

Ball Pein Jewellers Hammer

This hammer can be used for flattening metal, adding strength to wire and giving texture and shape to metal materials. This is also a great tool for using on charms and other findings to create a distressed or tarnished effect.

Bent Nose Pliers

Bent nose pliers are versatile tools, great for all kinds of jewellery making methods including bending and shaping wire, grasping jewellery finding and opening jump rings. With a clever bent nose, these pliers allow artisans to reach small and fiddly places in their jewellery making projects.

Big Eye Beading Needle

Big eye needles are used for threading fine beads such as Miyuki and Czech seed beads onto wire and other stringing materials with ease.

Chain Nose Pliers

Chain nose pliers can be used for a variety of tasks in jewellery making, but with a flat edge on the inside of the jaw are most commonly used for gripping hold of jewellery components that may otherwise be quite fiddly to handle. These pliers are also useful for bending and shaping jewellery wire.

Chasing Hammer

This hammer has one smooth, flat side for hardening and shaping metal, and has a ball pein end for giving texture to metal materials and wires.

Collapsible Big Eye Beading Needle

Like most beading needles the collapsible big eye beading needle is used for threading fine beads onto wire or cord, however this needle has a specially designed eye that collapses and instantly reshapes as the bead is pulled though.

Crimping Pliers

Crimping pliers are used to squash crimp beads, a jewellery component that secures clasps onto the ends of beading wire. Simply thread a crimp bead onto your wire and then pass the wire through your clasp and back through the crimp bead. Use crimping pliers to flatten the crimp bead so it is held in place.

Cross Pein Hammer

This hammer is double headed with a round flat side and a cross pein side. It can be used for adding texture to metal materials or for hammering short panel pins into your designs.

Curved Metal Shears

Curved metal shears are made from hardened steel and have long, shaped jaws for cutting curves, circles and intricate shapes. They are specifically designed for using on sheet metal.

End Cutters

End cutters are suitable for cutting soft to medium jewellery wires and allow you to get a very close cut as the jaws are set at right angles.

Flush Cutter

Specifically designed for using on soft wire materials, flush cutters will give your jewellery wire a neat, precise finished cut and can be used for trimming materials such as stainless steel stringing wire, enamel coated copper wire, sterling wire and gold wire.

Four In One Jewellery Pliers

Four in one jewellery pliers are multi-functional and can be used for trimming, flattening and curling jewellery wire as well as closing jump rings. They are a combination of round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and wire cutters for convenience and efficiency in your jewellery making projects.

Little Cut Leather Cutter

Ideal for using with leather cord such as regaliz and licorice, the little cut leather cutter has a heat treated stainless steal blade to create a perfect clean cut and can also be used with other materials such as rubber and rope.

Looping Pliers

Multi-step looping pliers have cylinder, barrel shaped jaws for making neat and precise wire loops and shaping rings. These pliers are perfect for making your own custom made jump rings and eye pins.

Memory Wire Cutters

Specifically designed for using with memory wire, these cutters will quickly and easily produce a clean cut finish in your wire. Memory wire is very tough and could possible damage ordinary light weight wire cutters.

Nipper Tool

The nipper tool features fine angled blades for cutting through soft wires and beading cord with close precision. This tool will give your materials a neat, clean cut, without causing damage or fraying, however they are not suitable for using on hard wires as this could damage the blade.

Nylon Head Hammer

For stronger wire that holds its shape wonderfully, use a nylon head hammer to flatten your jewellery wire and achieve this effect. This hammer has a wooden handle and two large flat nylon heads.

Nylon Nose Pliers

With plastic jaws, the nylon nose pliers won't damage or mark your jewellery wire and findings in the way that metal jawed pliers can sometimes do. These pliers can be used for straightening out the bends and kinks in wire, by simply pulling the wire through the closed jaws of the pliers.

One Step Looper Pliers

Simultaneously trim and create perfectly formed loops for head pins and wire materials using one step looper pliers for a neat and professional appearance. These pliers can be used with craft wire, copper or brass core wire and are great for forming custom length eye pins quickly and with ease.

Plastic Rubber Jewellers hammer

Great for hardening, flattening and giving texture to metal materials, the plastic rubber jewellers hammer is double headed with one hard, plastic side and one rubber side to prevent the marking and scuffing of metal materials.

Round Nose Pliers

Use round nose pliers to form neat and precise, loops, bends, circles and coils in wire materials. These pliers have plastic moulded handles for comfort and manageability whilst you work, with rounded jaws that taper to a narrow point. They enable you to make a variety of different sized loops and bends in your jewellery creations.

Side Cutters

Side cutters are an essential tool for jewellery makers as they allow you to cut jewellery wire, head pins and eye pins to your preferred length with ease. Do not use with memory wire as this could damage the pliers.

Split Ring Pliers

These pliers are specially designed for using with split rings as they make opening them easier and less fiddly. Simply open the pliers and slide your split ring part way down the flat side of the jaw, then close the pliers, pressing the pointed side in between the rings of the split ring to separate. Gently twist the ring around the jaw until the gap is wide enough to thread your charm or component onto the split ring.

Stone Setting Pliers

These pliers are used to neatly set gemstones into a pre-cut setting component. They are specifically designed to grasp the prongs of the setting in order to secure the gemstone. Place the gemstone into the pre-cut setting and grip two diagonal prongs using the pliers whilst applying a small amount of pressure to each one. Repeat this process with each prong until the stone is securely set in the setting component.

Tweezer Nose Pliers

These pliers have very fine tweezer style jaws for handling small and delicate jewellery components, but are strong enough to bend and shape metal wire materials. These pliers also have a smooth jawed design to prevent your jewellery and components from getting marked or damaged.

Wire Twister

The wire twister tool can twist up to five wires together to form a more stronger and multi textured cord. One end of the tool has a flat disk with holes and the other end has a rotating shaft and handle. To use, simply attach the ends of your wires to a sturdy object such as a clamp, and attach the opposite ends of the wires to the holes in the flat disk. Each of your wires must be the same length to prevent unnecessary bumps in your finished twist. Hold the shaft and turn the handle gently to complete.
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