Rhinestone Biz carries the highest quality bead tools, jewelry tools, and other jewelry making supplies. Our bead tool selection includes needle-nose pliers, micro-crimpers, and German box-joint pliers. Find all the beading tools and jewelry supplies you need to make great beaded jewelry. Click on each tool for specific descriptions and pricing.
Round Nose Pliers
Round-nose pliers are used for shaping wire, for example creating different sized loops and making round and curved bends in wire, headpins or eye pins. Their jaws are round, tapering from the pivot to the tip. Attention: The jaws may leave unwanted dents on wires due to their small pressing point.
Long Nose Pliers
These offer more reach but have less leverage than Short Nose Pliers.
Short Nose Pliers
The favorite choice among beaders and artists offering more strength but a limited reach.
Chain-nose pliers are used for many different kinds of jewelery making tasks, like attaching findings, closing bead tips, opening and closing jump rings, flat crimping, forming wire and making angled bends. Their jaws are semi-round with flat surfaces where they meet. The smooth jaws have slightly rounded edges and tapered tips.
Flat Nose Pliers
Flatnose pliers are used for wiring, especially for making wider and broader bends in wire, for making angled bends, for straightening and flattening out metal, for opening and closing jump rings, for flat crimping and for general holding of components and supplies that cannot be held easily or precisely by hand. Both jaws are fl at with a smooth surface that will not mar or scratch wire.
Side cutters are used for cutting wire, tiger tail, cupchains, loopchains, headpins, etc. Their maximum cutting capacity should not be exceeded in order to prevent damage to the cutter. The jaws are pointed and angled to be almost parallel.
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
These pliers can do everything chain nose pliers can do but they have a bent tip. The bent tip allows you to hold or reach into those more difficult angles.
Memory Wire Cutters
Memory-wire cutters are specially designed for cutting steel wire or any hard wire – for example memory wire. The shears leave a clean, safe-to-handle, straight edge.
Crimping pliers are used for applying crimp beads and tubes, which are closed and secured through this easy-to-use hand tool. It makes the crimp bead or tube appear round and feel smooth, getting rid of sharp edges. The lower-position grooves crimp beads and tubes closed with one firm grip and the upper-position grooves round off edges with another firm grip for a professional finish. Always use medium crimping pliers for crimp beads sized 2.3 mm and above and crimp tubes sized from 1.8 mm and above.