Making jewellery is a great hobby for many creative minds. Some people make jewellery for their own use, while others make it to sell or give as presents. Whatever style you prefer whether its vintage style, modern jewellery, gemstone or costume jewellery, making jewellery allows the creator to make custom pieces for less cost than buying ready-made jewellery. However, without a good understanding of the tools necessary to make jewellery, starting out can be a challenge.
The creation of handmade jewellery such as the above modern vintage style gemstone necklace requires quite a level of skill, as well as a various tools. Whether beginning a new hobby or a starting a business, users should know which tools are required. From pliers and cutters to wire, and hammers, and thread, aspiring jewellery makers should have an understanding of what is needed get started.
Pliers and Cutters
Whether you are stringing gemstones on a wire or threading beads to make a bracelet, every jewellery maker needs some standard tools. A well-stocked jewellery kit contains pliers, crimpers and cutters. These basic hand tools are available in a variety of styles and brands to suit every budget.
Pliers are needed for stringing beads, bending wire, plus closing loops. Some knowledge of the different types of pliers and their particular uses helps jewellery designers select the right tool for the job. The following outlines a few types of pliers commonly used in jewellery making..