Jewelry Making Tools
I'm getting into making earrings and other things and I was wondering is it necessary to have the right tools? If it is, could someone advise me what ones I should get first?
I am going to the craft store tomorrow, so would be great to know what I need I have a voucher, so I should have enough to get the basics.
You ought to get those pliers with the round curved ends so you can do the mini hoops you need in jewelery making. Also the pliers with a flat edge in them too.
That's what I was going to suggest. See if you can get a set of mini pliers. Wire cutters are good too!
I forgot to mention I have one tool, but I don't know what it's called as I got it in the equivalent to the pound shop lol so It didn't have a name, but it may be a round nose pliers? It has two circular prongs but they are straight and they get thinner as you get to the end.
Wire cutters: ok put them on my list
I have normal pliers, or does it have to be special jewelry ones?
Those round nose ones sound fine!
And the flat edged pliers I've got are from Wilkinson so I expect those are 'normal' pliers too. It depends how big they are! If you're going to make something dainty you want something suitably sized.
yes that's true, I'll have to check the size, but I think it's probably too big..doesn't matter.
I think I remember seeing a set of tools in the craft shop, but I think they sold them separately too. thanks
everyones said what I would say but OMG at college this girl and the ceramics teacher were doing enamelling like with proper stuff including a mini kiln i hope i get to see the results that would be such a good thing to be able to do properly not just with some paint.
it is very useful to have the correct tools for making jewelery. If it is working
with wire for wire jewelery, like earings ect. or chain mail, then you will definitely need to get some round nose pliers, needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, and wire cutters. Often you can find these sold in a pack as a starter kit in a craft store, but honestly you can get the best sets at a better price with a wider range of useful pliers at a hardware store like home depot. 20 guage wire is most often used, but its good to have a bit of 18 guage for chainmail. Probably some findings like hooks, eye pins, and nail heads for example, maybe crimp beads.
Thank you I did see a set in my craft shop, but I have spent most of my voucher now, so have to wait for my birthday I think
I have the rose nose pliers though, which is all I need atm
hi ev3erone i need fork and silver were. will buy anyone can help
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