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Tools

Like most crafts, the crafter needs tools. There are lots of jewelry making tools available in price range and quality. If you are just starting out, you may want to buy an expensive kit in the economy price range to start with. Then when you find out how much you love beading, you can step up to better tools.

We recommend that you buy the best tools that you feel you can afford and start off with the flush cutters and round nose pliers.

Recommended basic tools for basic bead stringing: bead board or mat, cutters, crimpers and chain nose pliers.

Recommended basic tools for wire working: flush cutters, chain nose plies, round nose pliers and nylon jaw pliers. We recommend have two pairs of pliers and bent nose pliers are very useful getting into places that might be more difficult with the chain nose pliers.

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