Product Reviews: Ultimate Wire-Pliers Set and Tools for Wire Jewelry Artisans

The Ultimate Wire-Pliers set has five tools and a zippered carrying case. The set includes (1) stepped square nose pliers; (2) flat nose pliers; (3) chain nose pliers; (4) round nose pliers; (5) Xuron flush cutters.

Every pair of pliers in this set are slim-tipped which are perfect for tiny and precise work. Other features of this set of pliers include (1) durable box joints; (2) purple latex-free comfort rips; and (4) a lifetime replacement guarantee.

For the bead jewelry artisan add on the dual size round nose pliers. These pliers are tough loopers having a long, gentle taper for jump rings, bezels or curves.

Both the Ultimate Wire-Pliers set and the dual size round nose pliers can be found at wire-sculture.com

Tools and Material Organization Products

The Foredom magnetic arm is part of the Foredom Work Bench System. It is a moveable arm mounted onto the system’s flex-shaft stand very similar to the system’s trays, bars, arms and light strip.

The best feature of the Foredom Work Bench System is the easy access you will have to your tools and materials during production times. When you need something, all you have to do is pull a rack toward you. When you need space to work, just push the rack back. It is a system in which many jewelry artisans boast about being able to keep their work area neat and tidy as well as well lit. The magnetic arm part is perfect for jewelry artisans who have a lot of pliers or other steel hand tools they need to organize for better work production times.

The tool called “That’s a Jig,” is celebrated by many jewelry artisans as being one of the best tools they ever came across. It is well designed, made solid and highly adaptable as well as extremely useful. “That’s a Jig” can be seen and purchased at Now-That’sA-Jig.com

Skamolex Soldering Blocks

For wire jewelry makers who still solder wire, be sure to look at the Contenti Tools “Skamolex Soldering Blocks.” These blocks were originally designed for lining fireplaces and stoves. They are popular in Europe. The one best feature of these might be the fact that they are excellent and affordable alternatives to charcoal blocks. Light, but not rigid makes them extremely useful for wire because you can easily insert T-pins or the wire itself for setup.These blocks are from Contenti and can be seen and/or puchased on their website. They are available in two sizes.

Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan
Carmilita’s Earrings: https//carmilitaearrings.etsy.com

Meet Gypsy

P1100209

This is a 3 piece bead set I added to Carmilita’s Three Piece Bead Sets. There is a necklace, bracelet and earrings in this set.

Materials Used for Earrings:
2 Antique Bronze 11 x 15 Leverback earrings
8 Antique Bronze 5mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
6 Antique Bronze Ballpins
6 Antique Bronz 8 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
6 Antique Bronze 1.5×4 mm Beaded Rondelles
6 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
6 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads

Materials Used for Bracelet
10 inches of Antique Bronze Colored Buddy Braids
1 Antique Bronze 15 mm Thick Rope toggle Clasp
2 Antique Bronze Crimp Beads
2 Antique Bronze 4 mm Crimp Covers
12 Antique Bronze Ballpins
12 Antique Bronze 3 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
12 Antique Bronze 1.5 x 4 mm Beaded Rondelles
12 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
12 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads
26 Peach 4 mm Glass Crystal Bicones
13 Pink AB 8 x 5 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles

Materials Used for Necklace
26 inches of Antique Bronze Colored Buddy Braids
1 Antique Bronze 14 x 8 mm Lobster Clasps
1 Antique Bronze Split Ring
2 Antique Bronze Crimp Beads
2 Antique Bronze 4 mm Crimp Bead covers
4 Antique Bronze 5 mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
7 Antique Bronze Ball Pins
7 Antique Bronze 2 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
48 Antique Bronze 1.5×4 mm Beaded Rondelles
10 Antique Bronze 4 x 5 mm Bicones
12 Antique Bronze 8 mm Bicones
72 Pink 4 mm Glass Crystal Bicones
18 Peach AB 8 x 5 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
7 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
7 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads

Gypsy’s Price: $60 (includes FREE shipping)

Purchase Gypsy here: Carmilita’s Earrings

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Author: connielimon2014

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

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