If you’re looking for a versatile tool that can help you with a variety of jewelry-making tasks, the Xuron® 450BN Bent Nose Pliers are a great option. These pliers have tips bent at a 450-degree angle, making them ideal for opening and closing jump rings with your hands in a comfortable position. They’re also great for making closed wrapped loops, working in tight areas, or handling small objects. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced jewelry maker, bent nose pliers are an essential tool to have in your collection.
In the short video below, we’ll show you how to use the 450BN to make closed wrapped loops, how to attach the loop to your chain directly or with a jump ring, and how to easily open and close jump rings.
Note that although the beginning of the video is not well-lit, after the introduction (at about the 27 second mark), the camera points directly at the work area and lighting is immediately better.
Now that you’ve seen how to use the 450BN Bent Nose Pliers, check out our June 2022 collaborative blog post to and discover all of the essential Xuron® tools for wire wrapping jewelry.