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Crimping Pliers for Jewelry Making

Updated on July 8, 2011

Crimping Pliers for Jewelry Making

Crimping pliers for jewelry making are an essential part of any jewelry makers tool kit.

Jewelry making is a wonderful hobby, and one many people take further and turn into a business. Making your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings to suit your style and in exactly the design you want is not only a great skill, but also wonderful for making sure you can always co-ordinate your jewelry to match both your outfit and the occasion.

It's quick and easy to start making jewelry at home, in fact you need no more than a length of cord or ribbon and a large bead or set of buttons to make your first necklace, however if you want to get serious about it you will need to invest in a good set of jewelry making tools - one item of which are crimping pliers.

Mighty Bead Crimper Crimp Tool Pliers by Beadsmith
Mighty Bead Crimper Crimp Tool Pliers by Beadsmith

Jewelry Crimper

 A jewelry crimper is used with crimping beads.

Crimping beads can be used in different ways but generally are used with jewelry wire to either hold beads in place for a floating necklace, or to secure the ends of the wire when attaching fastenings.

Crimp beads come in different sizes i.e. 2mm, 3mm etc and varying colours so that they blend in with your jewelry.

Crimping pliers have a series of grooves cut into the pliers nose so that when the crimp beads are inserted they get squashed to the right shape.

How To Use Crimping Pliers

Jewelry and Jewelry Making Resources

If you're still trying to find your feet with jewelry making then a jewelry making kit can be a good place to start such as necklace kits or bracelet kits. Or for something a little different how about a Chain Maille jewelry making kit.

Of course once you have made your jewelry you need somewhere to store it such as a jewelry stand. Mannequin necklace holders are great fun for this and there are also some really funky earring stand designs around. Or, if space it at a premium how about a wall jewelry organizer, or an over the door jewelry organizer?


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      cre8tive 6 years ago from U.K

      Hi vocalcoach, the best way to learn how to make jewelry is to just do it - mistakes are how you learn (I bet you tell your pupils that.) Best of luck and hope you are creating wonderful pieces of jewelry soon.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Here I am again! I have an idea. Why not move right next door to me :) I am sometimes a very slow learner when it comes to figuring these kinds of things out. But I want to learn so badly - I will give it my best shot. Thanks again. :)