Have you ever wondered what tools are used to put together beaded jewellery? The answer, at least in my case, is PLIERS…..lots and lots of pliers…..
Here are my tools of the trade:
Not a bad pliers collection if I say so myself! They pretty much all serve a specific purpose – some a little more specialised than others.
These crimping pliers squish the little round metal tubes around the ends of the wire that the beads are strung on, to keep them securely in place.
Split ring pliers are used to open the little jump rings that attach charms and fasteners. Believe me, these are a godsend for your fingernails!
This is how they work:
And these are the three pairs I CANNOT live without – from left to right: bullnose, bent nose and roundnose pliers.