Tools – JAC September Blog Carnival

 

 

Tools - JAC September Blog Carnival

 

 

Tools – JAC September Blog Carnival

 

This post is for the blog carnival (blog hop) at the Jewelry Artisans Community and it’s all about tools, the ones I have, the ones I use a lot, the ones I made myself or my hubby and those that are still on my wishlist.

I have a lot of tools that I bought and I still haven’t used them.
I bought a few drawplates years ago to draw wire trough to get different shaped wires.
I think I used them once or twice. So far I counted 3 bench vises, tons of pliers, a jewelers saw, a loom, a torch and so on.

 

beadsmith pliers

beadsmtih pliers

 

Some of these equipments I do use a lot, like the Beadsmith plier set in the purple wallet. I bought those in 2007 or so and I’m still using those the most. The same goes for the crimping pliers, not for crimping beads but for making perfect round wrapped loops.
And then there are my Xuron cutters, a heavy duty one for cutting steel and memorie wire and then my flush cutter that I bought from Aliexpress last year which I absolutely love.

 

xuron cutters

Xuron Cutters

 

Some of the tools I or my hubby made ourselves because they where not available in my country at that time or they where way to expensive.
I started with the coiling mandrels (1.5 mm pins I bought at the hardware store) and the jumpring mandrels (knitting needles) soon after that I made my wooden drawboard for my vikingweaves. My hubby made the green wigjig and the green personalised tumbler for me.

 

coilers and knitting needles

part of my coilers and jumpringmakers

I always wanted a bench block for hammering my components on, till now I used the big benchvise or the tiny anvil, and I just ordered me one in the UK. One with a wooden base.

There are a few more tools I would love to have and some day I will buy them, one at the time of course.
I would love to have some texturing hammers, a doming set, a disk cutter, a lortone tumbler and a jumpring maker from pepe tools. But that is all for later when I’m grown up.

Till that time I have to help myself with the tools you see below. 🙂

 

 

wire twisterwigjigwigjigtorchstepped roundnose pliersbenchblockring clambringmandrelplierspins for coiling and jumpring makingpin vise and mine drillsmini benchvisebracelet bending pliermini hammer and anviltool t measure wire gaugebeadloomletter puncheskumihimo boardssawhole punching plierswigjigfiles metal punchesengraving setdrawplatedrawpliershandmade tumblerchain nose plierscaliperbursbracelet sizerbracelet benderbench visebezel pusherbeading boardagate burnisher

 

Feel free to ask me about my tools or tell me about the tools you have, use and love.

 

I will add the links from our other JAC members when available, so you can read their blogpost about their experiences with bead stores.

 

Cat’s Wire

Jewelry Art By Dawn

 

 

 

Carina Veling
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Carina Veling

Designer / creator at VMCdesigns.nl
Hello, my name is Carina, as you can see on my website I love to make jewelry. Lately I also enjoy making boxes, greeting cards and little gifts from card stock.
All my creations can be found in my galeries.

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4 Responses to Tools – JAC September Blog Carnival

  1. JewelryArtByDawn september 29, 2016 at 05:43 #

    Wonderful collection of tools, Carina. I especially like the ones you and your husband have made yourselves. Great post!

    • violetmoon.nl september 29, 2016 at 09:27 #

      Thank you Dawn, I love those the most too.
      Especially love the tumbler my hubby made for me.
      I can use any type of glass jar on them. 🙂

  2. Cat september 28, 2016 at 18:20 #

    I have much fewer tools, what a big collection! 😀 I wouldn’t even know what to do with all of them!

    • violetmoon.nl september 29, 2016 at 09:28 #

      Honestly, some of them came with the draw plates and those I had to look up what they where for. 🙂

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