If you already have some jewelry making experience, you probably have some of these tools already.
If you’re starting from scratch, you can easily find these locally or online…and good news: most of these are quite inexpensive.
These are the tools I use the most when I’m wire-wrapping:
- Wire cutters
- Chain nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
- Round nose pliers
- Nylon pliers
- Nylon round nose pliers
- 6-step barrel pliers
I also use these tools:
- How to Use Liver of Sulfur as Copper Patina
- How to Pickle Copper Wire to Remove Firescale
- Wire-Wrapping Tutorials: 17 DIY Wire-Wrapped Earrings
- Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Wire for Wire-Wrapping
- Stay organized with the Wire-Wrapping Planner!
Once you start working with wire, you’ll start accumulating different sizes of wire….which can sometimes be challenging in regards to keeping it all sorted.
If you plan on buying your wire online, obviously you know what size you’re getting (the package will be clearly marked).
But sometimes, you will not know the gauge of a piece of wire….it could be a scrap piece of wire….
Is it 24 gauge or is it a 26 gauge? Is that 12 gauge or 10 gauge?
Here’s my new favorite tool….totally not necessary at all if you’re just starting out but definitely something to keep in mind….