What’s better than having all the tools you’ll need for making beaded jewelry on your workbench? How about if we wrapped them in a convenient, durable pouch, ready to grab and go so you can easily use them anywhere?!!
Recently we’ve had a few questions from customers asking how to replace springs on their tools and how to keep them (tools) cleaned and well maintained. I thought I’d share……
Beading crimping does not have to be the least favorite part of your stringing project.
When we developed our Model 494 Four-in-One Beading Crimping Pliers the goal was to make something that performed well, was easy to use, and offered something extra. We achieved this by making a crimping pliers capable of folding and crimping three different size crimp tubes (1, 2 and 3 mm) and includes a chain nose pliers at the tip.
In the jewelry world Xuron® tools are known for their orange handles. There are two tools in particular, the 410 Micro-Shear Flush Cutter® and the 2175 Maxi-Shear™ Flush Cutter. These two have been in the jewelers tool box for sometime now and are highly regarded.
A few years ago we had the pleasure of exhibiting next to Mary Soucy at the Bead & Button Show. We chatted with Mary and her mom and discovered not only are they two of the nicest ladies you’d ever meet but Mary is an avid Xuron user! Mary Soucy is an incredibly talented designer and instructor. She is enthusiastic and exudes passion for her craft. She has an impressive creativity that blurs the lines of chainmailling and beading; resulting in a final product that has an elegant bead-woven aesthetic.
I recently had the opportunity to ask Mary Soucy a few questions about creating, chainmaille, tools and more…