Types of Tools and Displays

 

 TYPES OF TOOLS 

  • BEAD BOARD - TO HELP LAY OUT YOUR DESIGN AND STOP THOSE BEADS ROLLING AWAY BEFORE YOU HAVE THREADED THEM. ALSO HELPS MEASURE THE REQUIRED LENGTH OF YOUR JEWELLERY 
  • BRACELET BEAD BOARD - THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE ABOVE EXCEPT IT HAS 4 CIRCULAR SHAPES TO MEASURE BRACELETS ON. ALL FOUR ARE DIFFERENT IN SIZE TO COVER THE RANGE OF BRACELETS SIZES THAT ARE USED , YOU HAVE BEADING LINES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOARD WITH MEASUREMENTS NEXT TO EACH LINE. THIS ENABLES YOU TO LAY OUT YOUR DESIGN AND GET THE CORRECT SIZE BRACELET ONCE MADE SIMPLY SLIDE OVER THE HOOP IN WHICH IS THE SIZE YOUR MAKING TO CHECK IT FITS THAT SIZE, THIS WILL GIVE YOU YOUR FINNISHED BRACELET SIZE EVERYTIME TO CREATE IDENTICAL BRACELETS, WITH NO TIME WASTEING. 
  • ROUND NIOSE PLIERS - HAVE THE NAME DUE TO THE ROUNDED SHAPE OF THEIR JAWS, IDEAL FOR MAKING LOOPS TO MAKE EYEPINS OR SPIRALS, VERY POOR FOR GRIPPING THINGS. THESE ARE GREAT FOR MAKING DIFFERENT SIZE LOOPS DEPENDING WHERE PLACED ON THE JAW. SO FOR A LARGE LOOP PLACE WIRE TOWARD YOU AT THE BASE OF THE JAW AND CURL. SMALL LOOPS ARE MADE BY PLACEING WIRE AT TIP OF JAW AND CURLING IT ROUND PLIERS.
  • MINI ROUND PLIERS - PERFECT FOR VERY DETAILED AND COMPLICATED WORK, ALSO NICE AND COMPACT.
  • FLAT NOSE PLIERS - IDEAL FOR PRECISION WORK, SUCH AS WIRE WORK AND GRIPPING. THESE GIVE A GREATER SURFACE AREA TO HOLD WIRE MORE STEADY.
  • WIRE CUTTERS - A ESSENTIAL PAIR OF PLIERS ESPECIALLY FOR CLEAN CUTTING. PERFECT FOR TRIMMING  AND CUTTTING WIRE, HEADPINS OR EVEN YOUR ELASTIC (NOT SUITABLE FOR MEMORY WIRE -YOU CAN BUY SPECIAL MEMORY WIRE PLIERS THAT ARE DESIGNED FOR SUCH HARD WIRE).
  • REAMER - HELPS MAKE THE HOLE SMOOTHER FOR EASIER THREADING. REEMERS ARE PERFECT FOR THOSE STUBBORN BEADS THAT DONT HAVE A COMPLETE HOLE , SIMPLY TWIST YOUR REEMER IN THE HOLE SEVERAL TIMES AND YOU HAVE YOUR IDEAL THREADABLE BEAD INSTEAD OF THROWING IT AWAY.
  • CHAIN NOSE PLIERS - ALSO GOOD FOR PRECISION WORK, CAN ALSO BE VERY GOOD FOR WORK SUCH AS CRIMPING. THESE PLIERS ARE VERY SIMILAR TO FLAT NOSE PLIERS BUT AT TIMES MORE USEFUL . THESE ARE IDEAL FOR WIRE WORK AND OPENING AND CLOSING JUMPRINGS., A MUST FOR ALL MAKERS.
  • TWEEZERS - FOR PICKING UP THOSE SMALL PIECES SUCH AS SEED BEADS. A FANTASTIC TOOL FOR VERY SMALL BEADS AND FINDINGS, 
  • SNIPPERS - (SCISSORS) PERFECT FOR CUTTING CORD AND SIMILIAR MATERIALS.
  • ONE STEP LOOPER - PERFECT FOR MAKING THOSE IDENTICAL EYEPINS OR HOOPS ON WIRE/ VERY EASY TO USE AND GREAT TIME SAVER WHEN MAKING JEWELERY SUCH AS CLUSTER BRACETS 
  • JEWELLERY GLUE - HYPO CEMENT IS A GOOD ALL ROUND GLUE ... 
  • STORAGE BOXES - FANTASTIC FOR STORING LOOSE BEADS,CHARMS,FINDINGS AND EVEN YOUR STRINGING MATERIAL. KEEPS YOUR HOME NICE AND NEAT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY KEEP YOU ORGANISED.
  • WIRE JIGS - WIG JIGS IS A BOARD AND HAS LOTS OF HOLES THAT YOU SLOT PEGS INTO, YOU CAN THEN CREATE DESIGNS BY WINDING WIRE AROUND THE PEGS TO FORM SHAPES OR LETTERS ETC.0.5-0.8MM WIRE IS BEST FOR THIS TYPE OF WIRE WORK 
  • CRIMPING PLIERS - HELPS TO CRIMP CRIMP BEADS EASY AND QUICKLY 
  • RULER OR NON STRETCH TAPE MEASURE - ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS TO MAKE ACCURATE JEWELLERY PERFECT FOR MEASURING EVERTHING IN YOUR BEADING PROJECTS.
  • CLEAR NAIL VARNISH - PERFECT FOR ELASTIC BRACELETS IF YOU RUN OUT OF GLUE SIMPLY USE THIS TO KEEP YOUR KNOTS IN PLACE A DAB OF NAIL VARNISH ON UR KNOTS WILL HELP KEEP THEM STRONG AND LONGLASTING.
  • SOLDERING TOOL AND ACCESSORIES - FAB FOR TIARA AND HAIR ACCESSORIES .. NEATENS UP YOUR WIRE WORK AND CREATES MORE PROFFESSIONAL LOOKING PIECES (SOLDER TOOL, SOLDER WIRE, SOLDER HOLDER AND SOLDER PASTE)
  • METAL STAMPING KIT AND BLANKS - PERFECT FOR PERSONALISING CHARMS AND JEWELLERY PIECES WHEN YOU CANT FIND CHARMS TO SUIT WHAT YOU NEED (1LB HAMMER, METAL BLOCK, PERMANT MARKER, LETTER AND NUMBER STAMPS AND BLANKS )
  • BEADING NEEDLE - PERFECT FOR SMALL BEADS SUCH AS SEEDIES OR SMALL HOLED BEADS IN WHICH YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY THREADING THROUGH.
  • BOOKS - BOOKS CAN BE A GREAT WAY OF HAVING STEP BY STEP GUIDE OF HINTS AND TIPS AT HAND ALOT WLL HAVE PICTURES TO SHOW HOW TO DO THINGS AND YOU WILL LEARN ALOT ESPECIALLY THE BASICS. GREAT FOR BEGINNERS INTERMEDIATES AND EVEN ADVANCED MAKERS THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MAKING.
  • MAGAZINES - MAGAZINES ARE A GREAT WAY TO GET INSPIRATION WHEN YOUR HAVING A MENTAL CREATIVE BLOCK OR TO LEARN A NEW SKILL ETC MAGAZINES ARE GOOD TO FIND OUT THE LATEST FASHIONS AMD KEEP UPTO DATE WITH ALL THE NEW TRENDS AND NEW TUTORIALS ABOUT.
  • DVDS AND YOU TUBE VIDEO'S - THESE ARE THE MOST COMMONLY USED TUTORIALS TO LEARN A NEW TECHNIQUE OR TUTORIAL. TO WATCH STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS IS THE BEST THING TO DO AS YOU CAN REWIND AND REWATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO IMPROVE TECHNIQUES, TO PERFECT SKILLS AND MASTER EACH TUTORIAL WITH SUCCESS . I FIND IT A GOOD WAY TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THE DESIRED PIECE OF JEWELLERY WHILE YOU WATCH THE TUTORIAL SO YOU CAN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EASIER AND IF YOU GET STUCK WHILE MAKING IT, ITS NO PROBLEM JUST REWIND TO THE SECTION YOUR STUCK ON AND REWATCH IT TIL YOU'VE SOLVED THE ISSUE, ALOT OF PEOPLE LEARN FASTER THIS WAY AS IT FEELS LIKE A ONE TO ONE LESSON WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME.

 

TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS AND DISPLAYS 

  • BOXES - GIFT BOXES ARE A FAB WAY TO DISPLAY GIFTED ITEMS, IDEAL FOR BIRTHDAYS, WEDDINGS OR SIMPLY AS A GIFT.
  • BRACELET DISPLAY STANDS - THESE STANDS ARE MOST COMMONLY IN WHITE OR BLACK AND COME AS A SINGLE STAND OR TRIPLE STAND - VERY USEFUL TO SAVE ON SPACE BUT STILL HAVE YOUR ITEMS ON SHOW, A MUST HAVE IF DOING CRAFT OR WEDDING FAIRS.
  • NECKLACE DISPLAYS - COMES IN WHITE OR BLACK GENERALLY, VERY EFFECTIVE TO WORK ON TO GET THE RIGHT LOOK OF THE PIECE YOUR WORKING ON.
  • RING DISPLAYS - VERY HANDY FOR NOT LOSSING RINGS AND MAXIMISING THERE SPARKLE AND DETAIL.
  • EARRING DISPLAYS - VERY HANDY TO STOP THEM GETTING TANGLED AND KEEPING EARRINGS IN PAIRS, ALSO TO SHOW OF DETAILS AND LENGTH OF THE EARRINGS. 
  • DISPLAY CASE - CAN HELP STOP ANY DAMAGE TO ITEMS AND MAXIMISE APPEAL OF BUYING WHEN VISITORS COME TO THE HOME OR OFFICE.