Most projects require a chain-nose (w/smooth faces) and a round-nose pliers (with at least one side that is perfectly round), and a wire cutters. If you are using cable wire, you will also need a crimp pliers.
For beginners, we suggest starting with low-end tools (usually around $10.00 in price), getting a good feel for using these tools, and then purchasing higher quality tools. Besides those listed above, you might also consider purchasing a bead reamer.
Bead boards, bead stoppers, bees wax, crochet hooks, looms, needles, sizing cones, more...
We carry two models of wig-jigs that are specifically for designing wire jewelry components. Useful with 18-, 20- and 22-gauge wire.
The DELPHI model is a square hole pattern.
With the square hole pattern only, you will be unable to make a 30 or 60 degree angle. These angles are part of an equilateral triangle. This would make creating a star pattern difficult, for example.
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Some of the types of tools to choose from:
Bracelet Sizing Cone
Lacy's Stiff Stuff
Necklace Sizing Cone
Needle File Set
Pliers - Chain Nose, Round Nose, Flat Nose, Rosary, Sidecutters, Flushcutters, Wire Twisting, Wire Wrapping, Jump Ring, Split Ring, Memory Wire Cutter, Cable Wire Cutter
Ring Sizer (measures size of finger)
Ring Stick (measures size of ring)
Ruler, 12"/30cm Clear Ruler with Bead Diagrams
Spinning Wheel w/ Needles
Steel Bench Block
Tray, Aluminum Sorting Tray