Half of getting the job done is making sure that you are equipped with the right tools to do so. When you have all the tools that you need, it makes the task easier because you spend less time and the output is of greater quality. Learning about jewelry making tools, their proper usage will also increase your productivity. Before you purchase any tool, make sure that you know exactly what you need. This also prevents you from making purchases that end up to be useless. This reminder applies to buying all sorts of tools and equipments, even so when it comes to jewelry making. Tools can be dangerous if used incorrectly so it is important to learn some safety tips in jewelry making.
Jewelry pliers are one of those tools that jewelry designers simply cannot go without. It goes without saying that it makes the process of creating jewelry a lot easier. But how does one know which exact type of pliers she needs? After all, there are so many different kinds to choose from. You might just brush it off and say that they’re all the same anyway but if you look at them close enough, you will see that they are actually made for their own specific purposes. Now let’s try to get to know each type.
A chain nose plier has a beveled edge that helps you to avoid damaging the wire. This kind can be used in two ways. First, you can use them to secure bead tips and to crease the wire in small spaces. Another is that they can bend and form the wire without the risk of breaking it. A bent nose plier has a tip that is bent upwards. It is good to use for wires that are really fine and also allows you to create loops and coils with them. A flat nose plier is useful to make angles with. They also allow you to straighten wire that has already been bent.
A crimping plier is one of the most commonly used types. It has grooves on its ends that allow you to curl, roll, flatten, and crease beads. Crimping pliers take away the rough edges that happen when you bend beads into different shapes. A precision round nose plier is comparable to flat nose ones except that it is round instead of flat. The ends are somewhat conical. This type is great for making curves.
These are just some of the types of pliers that you can choose from. There are so many more types. The important thing is to be familiar with the uses and the special things that you can do with them and make sure that your tools fit your needs. Beaded jewelry making can be lots of fun and profitable if you want to start a business, but it is essential that you learn all about your tools, how to use them as this will eliminate a lot of frustration as you will be able to concentrate on your designs and not become frustrated by a lack of knowledge.
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