There are essential tools every beader should have in her tool box to successfully string beads, flatten crimps, attach clasps, create loops and work with jump rings.
Round Nose Pliers- Multiple loop sizes can be made with the graduated, cone-like jaws of these pliers.
Chain Nose Pliers - These pliers have smooth flat jaws that narrow to a tip and are most commonly used for gripping and reaching into tight places. They can be used to flatten crimp beads, open and close jump rings, or bend wire.
Side Cutter - The small, sharp angled blade makes it easy to precisely cut soft metal wire
or tiger tail.
Beading Mat - A fleece beading mat in a neutral color is essential for keeping your beads from rolling aimlessly around your work surface.