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!

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!"

Judy
Judy of JemsbyJBandCompany


18 comments :

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing that. I've never seen one of these. I love new tools!

Val Swanson said...

Interesting tool. I've never seen it in action.

Tracy said...

I had no idea something like this existed!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Thanks for sharing this great tip!

Mollie Ann said...

Wow! Now that is one handly tool! Time to start my Letter to Santa! :)

Cher said...

Interesting & informative ... looks like a handy one, for sure! There are so many tools that I'm clueless about, lol

LoveStoneArts said...

How interesting! I've wondered about the various specialty pliers. Thanks for sharing your experience.

jemsbyjb said...

They are very simple to find. You can get one online and it is not that expensive. I especially like to make eye pins.

Keystring said...

I need this!

SendingLoveGallery said...

me too! thanks for letting us know how well it works!

Michele said...

Had no clue there was tool like this!!

Beadsme said...

Amazing, I want one now.

I am s glad I am not the only one that dies a list for their hubby.

SatinDollCo said...

I need one of those.

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

I've never seen this tool before. Interesting!

cserpentDesigns said...

Thank you for sharing! Looks like an interesting tool to have.

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Looks like a great tool that I'd love to put on a list for my hubby! Thanks for the tip Judy!

Ida said...

Always like to hear about different tools. Thank you for sharing.

Brooke said...

Wow, what will they think of next? Thanks for sharing Judy!