Product Reviews: Oval Head Micro Shears and Cone Shaped Mandrel Pliers

Oval Head Micro Shears

The Xuron’s oval head micro shears is a flush cutter. It has a retaining clip that prevents flying cut-offs and holds small bits of wire as you work. The Xuron company supplied civilian, military electronics, and the aerospace industries for more than 40 years and so have advanced experience with tools.

It is said by some wire jewelry artisans that this pair of shears are best for “solder.” Solder is a PITA to snip and hold onto in the heat of the moment. The bypass blades of the shears cut metal by shearing it instead of compressing it that makes the difference. You also will get a nice clean cut and no V-shaped wire ends. The Oval Head Micro Shears are recommended to use with soft silver, gold, copper, craft and beading wires from 16 to 30 guage.

Find the oval head micro shears on the Xuron’s website online.

Cone Shaped Mandrel Pliers

This pair of pliers are some of the newer pliers produced by Wubbers. The Wubbers Company is well known to produce tough tools, constructing comfy grips and a useful range of mandrel and other shapes all throughout their line of tools. Use the Cone Shaped Mandrel Pliers to create wire or sheet cones quickly and efficiently.

Bead jewelry artisans can use the Cone Shaped Mandrel Pliers for bead caps, earrings, hollow forms, springs, and bazillions and just about anything else you can think of. Find this tool on the Wubber website online.

The Cone Shaped Mandrel Pliers of of the highest quality and built tough enough to hold up throughout many years of jewelry creations.

Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan
Carmilita’s Earrings:

Meet Sandy

dangle earrings sandy

Sandy is a pair of dangle earrings I added to Carmilita’s Simplicity Collection of Dangle Earrings.She dangles about 1 1/2 inch from the hook. She is made from semiprecious nuggets and sunburst glass crystals. The nuggets look like different shapes of little gravel rocks. Some are round in shape, others are a bit off round, a bit off square, just like you would see a pebble rock. Beautiful pair of earrings for the fall time of year.

Materials Used:

2 Antique Copper Dangle Earrings
12 Antique Copper Ball Pins
12 Antique Copper 5 mm 22 Gauge Jump Rings
6 Sunburst AB 6 x 4 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
6 Picture Jasper 7 x 10 mm Semiprecious Nuggets

Sandy’s Price: $15 (includes Free Shipping)

Purchase Sandy here: Carmilita’s Earrings

Author: connielimon2014

Bead Jewelry Artisan, mother of one daughter and grandmother of two grandsons, daughter of Korean War Veteran.

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