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  • Anagani

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    July 4, 2024 at 12:15 pm
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    Here are some of the common tools needed for a jewelry-making project:

    1. Pliers:

      • Chain-nose pliers – used for gripping, bending, and shaping wire and findings.
      • Round-nose pliers – used for creating loops and curls in wire.
      • Flat-nose pliers – used for flattening and straightening wire.
      • Nylon-jaw pliers – used for holding and manipulating delicate pieces without leaving marks.
    2. Wire cutters:

      • Flush cutters – used for cleanly cutting wire with a flat, flush end.
      • Diagonal cutters – used for cutting wire and findings.
    3. Jewelry tools:

      • Jewelry hammer – used for texturing, shaping, and flattening metal.
      • Anvil or bench block – provides a solid surface for hammering.
      • Mandrels – used for shaping wire into different forms, such as rings or loops.
      • Crimping pliers – used for securing crimp beads and findings.
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