7 Different Types of Jewelry Making Pliers


Making jewelry can be very hard for beginner, but if you want to, there are 16 different types of jewelry making pliers that you can use to make jewelry especially if you want to make wire jewelry. There are basically 3 kinds of pliers, namely basic, extras, and specialty. Instead of using your own hands, using these pliers can simplify your work.

  1. Flush Clutters

These flush clippers are useful for those who are making wire jewelry. The purpose of them is to trim headpins and eyepins, and it can also useful for wire bending.  Unlike memory wire, flush clutters will leave a smooth edge on the wire. So, in cutting the wire, flush clutters are recommended.

  1. Flat Nose Pliers

The purpose of flat nose pliers is for handling the wire itself. Using it will also help you in bending the wire. Take for example, you want to bend the wire, your right hand will do the bending using other pliers, then the left hand will hold the wire itself using the flat nose pliers so that your hand will not be scratched.

  1. Round Nose Pliers

Round nose pliers are useful to shape the wire. Especially if you want to make loops, it will help you creating them with multi-diameter sizes.

  1. Chain Nose

The use of chain nose pliers is to make an ‘S’ shape for your jewelry. Since it is designed with narrow tip and flat on the inside, it will be very useful for you to reach small places, such as in opening and closing the chain hooks.

  1. Crimping Pliers

Crimping pliers are useful for connecting two pieces of wire or loops. It will secure the closure since it will bring two loops to hold on each other.

  1. Curved Chain Nose

The curved chain nose pliers are like previous pliers that are useful for holding the jewelry components. It is also useful to bend the wire itself. Since it is designed with the curved tip, it will be helpful to bend the wire without blocking your vision.

  1. End Cutting Nippers

The end cutting nippers are very useful for cutting excessive material, such as in pegs and studs. It is useful if you want to secure the shape of the jewelry itself. Moreover, it is designed for cutting hard material, so it will be very useful if you want to cut the thick wire.