Jewellery Tools

woman making jewelry Start jewelry making with a set of basic jewellery tools and add extras as you need them. What tools you'll need will depend on what kind of jewelery you plan to make.

For making pendants, beaded necklaces, bracelets, and wired earrings, you will almost certainly need some round nosed pliers, some good multi-purpose jewellery tools, and a pair of snips or cutters for trimming.

You can buy good starter packs that include pliers and cutters. Keep in mind that and brass faced pliers will be non-marking.




Craft & Jewelry Tool -Value Pack Tool Set

Craft & Jewelry Tool -Value Pack Tool Set

"Value Pack Tool Set-3/Pkg: Jewelry crafters will love this convenient pack of essential tools. Three tools in one pack, contains needle nose pliers, round nose pliers and side cutters. "


Craft & Jewelry Tool - 4-1/2'' Bent Nose Pliers

Craft & Jewelry Tool - 4-1/2'' Bent Nose Pliers

"41/2'' Bent Nose Pliers: For tough to reach angles. Perfectly curved tips allow great control picking up and placing small items, too. "


Craft & Jewelry Tool - Flush Cutter

Craft & Jewelry Tool - Flush Cutter

"Flush Cutter: Makes precise, close cuts. Sharp stainless steel edge makes smooth end cuts in jewelry wire and cord. Tapered tips are perfect for tight spots between beads and findings. "


Craft & Jewelry Tool - Flat Nose Pliers

Craft & Jewelry Tool - Flat Nose Pliers

Flat Nose Pliers: Designed for making sharp bends and right angles in soft wire. Flat Nose Pliers grip flat objects and work well for straightening bent wire. Box-joint construction for dependable use and smooth operation.


Craft & Jewelry Tool - Split Ring Pliers

Craft & Jewelry Tool - Split Ring Pliers

"Split Ring Pliers: Designed for use with split rings, pliers separate the rings and hold them open while findings are secured. "


Mighty Crimper Bead Tool

Mighty Crimper Bead Tool

"The larger surface of the Mighty Crimper provides a full crimp on bigger components without compromising the professional, finished look of the closure. "


Craft & Jewelry Tool - 4-1/2'' Round Tip Jewelry Pliers

Craft & Jewelry Tool - 4-1/2'' Round Tip Jewelry Pliers

41/2'' Round Tip Jewelry Pliers: The curved edges of the round-nosed pliers make forming loops and curves quick and easy.


Darice American Indian Beadloom

Darice American Indian Beadloom

"American Indian Beadloom: The deluxe metal construction is ideal for fashioning belts, headbands, key chains, necklaces and more. Boxed set includes traditional Indian-bead loom, beads, thread, needles and complete step-by-step instructions. * Approximately 12'' x 2'' x 2'' * For ages 9 and over"


Craft & Jewelry Tool -  Tweezers

Craft & Jewelry Tool - Tweezers

"Set Of Three Tweezers-3/Pkg: Make detail work a breeze. Quickly and easily pick up beads or small craft items. Use the Details Tweezers to simplify tasks such manipulating small stickers, picking eyelets out of their storage containers, and to hold items that you are gluing into place. "





A set of clamps a good idea to add to your jewellery tools as without them you will tend to drop stuff everywhere! Yes I am speaking from experience! The times my poor husband has scrabbled round on the floor picking up beads. A good quality adhesive is another essential. Glue guns are fine but i find them tricky for small details.

If you are wanting to make more complex items your jewellery tools will need to be more specialized.

For mounting stones,crystals and such you will need a special cement. You may be working with metals and require a soldering kit. Some stones and gems come in their natural state needing cutting,grinding and polishing before you use them.

I buy gemstone slices for pendant making but I can't always get them pre-drilled. A great tool I have found is a plastic drill vice which will hold a stone for drilling without causing any damage. Please note that you will need a jewellery or diamond drill bit for doing this.

What about a magnifying glass so you can see what you are doing,one on a stand to leave you hands free!

I couldn't work without tweezers and also consider a set of files.

This is a simple list just to guide you,i am not by any means an authority on this subject!