Beading Tools Q and A
This excellent jewelry making Q&A will teach you the basics about beading tools, like how to use a bead reamer and Lindstrom chain nose pliers.
1. How do I use a bead reamer?
The safest and most common function of the diamond tip bead reamer is to clean bead holes. It is sometimes used for enlarging semi-precious bead holes, but because some natural stones are fragile, the bead and/or reaming tip may be damaged. Always use the tool under water for lubrication, which will help prevent breakage.
2. How are the long and short Lindstrom Ergonomic chain nose pliers different?
The short nose pliers clamp more tightly at the tip, offering greater control. The long nose pliers offer a wider range of sizes to work with. For example, the narrow tip will get into very small spaces.