My favorite tool for creating perfect wire loops.
- Beadsmith #PL48
Available through my local supplier – C&D Silver as well as other jewelry supply sources.
These are my go-to pliers for wire wrapping beads! While most jewelry makers use round-nose pliers, I have found that these stepped pliers not only help you make wire loops with a universal size loop, they also help reduce the tendency for getting tool marks.
They feature 3 different size “steps” for making consistent wire loops (or curves):
The opposing side is flat and tapered at the tip like chain-nose pliers.
Don’t confuse these with the pliers that look similar but have a concave side opposite the steps. Those are best for holding loops.