If you are going to be making your own fantastic Glitz, there are a few basic things to know. Before you can do anything, you will need a good set of tools (find some on our website!).
Not sure what to do with six sets of pliers?
Both bent nose and chain nose pliers are used for similar purposes: to grab and or hold small pieces. You can also use these pliers for opening and closing jump rings and chain links. I use these pliers the most.
Round nose pliers are used for bending and twisting wire. You will use these almost as much as you will use the bent/chain nose pliers.
Cutting pliers are used for– you guessed it– cutting.
Crimping pliers are used for attaching “crimp beads” onto the end of wire or other jewelry stringing materials.
Most jewelry items can be created with these five basic tools, a few basic “findings” and your choice of beads and stringing material. Watch for future posts with more in-depth descriptions of how to use each tool.