One of the neatest tools that I ever acquired is the looper plier. Last Christmas I put a list together of beading tools that I wanted to purchase. My "better half" loves it when I provide a list so he doesn’t have to come up with ideas for me!
At any rate, this tool proved to be a real find! It allows you to make eye pins and loop them from wire, and you can use it with precious metal, brass, copper or craft wire from 18 gauge to 26 gauge in thickness.
You simply place the wire into the tool and squeeze the handles. The "looper" creates a loop which measures approximately 1.5mm at the end of the wire. You can then trim it to whatever length you desire.
This tool is great, not only for making your own eye pins, but you can make loops on purchased headpins too. The loop looks professional and saves a lot of time over using your needle nose pliers or other tool of choice.
The looper that I use is the Bead Smith 1-Step Looper Plier (above). However, there may be others out there. This is one tool that "I absolutely cannot live without!"
Thursday, June 18, 2015
My Favorite Tool
Today the JET Team leader Judy, of JemsbyJBandCompany and JemsbyJBWeddings, is going to tell us all about her favourite can’t live without it jewelry tool!