Monday, 15 July 2013

Meet the 1-Step Looper

Bought it, love it! Best New tool in a long time. Consistent size loops throughout a project, great for making your own earwires or headpins, ideal for rosary style beaded jewellery or adding pin threaded stones to chain. Good weight, sturdy tool can handle a good variety of wires.
Gordon Stewart via e-mail

The 1-Step Looper by Beadsmith trims and loops precious metal wire, craft wire and copper or brass core wire. When you hold it, the 1-Step Looper feels like a quality tool. It is ideal if you use a lot of eye pins in your designs as it enables you to make your own quickly and consistently. It will also make a loop flush to a design of beads already threaded onto a pin. Watch the video here!
It will bend and trim soft or half-hard wire between 0.4mm and 1mm (26-18 gauge), however we’ve found it works best on 0.6mm – 1mm wire, creating a neat and tidy closed loop. If you’re working with 0.4mm wire we`d recommend having a pair of round nose pliers handy, just to tweak and tighten up the loop. The 1-Step Looper is also excellent if you haven't got as good manual dexterity for fine work.
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1 comment:

  1. Bought it, love it! Best New tool in a long time. Consistent size loops throughout a project, great for making your own earwires or headpins, ideal for rosary style beaded jewellery or adding pin threaded stones to chain. Good weight, sturdy tool can handle a good variety of wires. Only thing I'd say is chain nose pliers are handy for closing loops tight, overall excellent tool

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