Essential Tools For Making Jewellery

We are often asked what tools do I need to make jewellery?

There are many different tools available for making jewellery but as a beginner we feel you only really need three.

So here are the top three jewellery making tools you really need when starting out.

Round Nosed Pliers

Round nosed pliers are round, smooth tapered ended pliers used to make loops, coils and curves in head pins and wire. 

You will need these to create loops and links to join your jewellery together.

Flat Nosed Pliers

Their flat square ended jaws grip securely. They are the work horse of your jewellery making toolbox.

The best pliers for opening and closing jump rings, they have so many other uses including adding clasps and squeezing crimps. 

Learn how to correctly open and close a jump ring

Side Cutters

Side cutters are essential for cutting head pins, wire and chain. Perfect for cutting wire up to about 1mm thick. Their flat blades allow close cutting giving a much neater finish.

(They are not suitable for cutting memory wire if you are planning to use memory wire in your designs you will need to buy a pair of memory wire cutters)

These are the three essential tools you will need as a beginner to make basic jewellery.