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Wubbers Square Plier

Check out the new Wubbers Square Mandrel Pliers!

The unique square shape of the jaws will open a world of possibilities in your designs. You can consistently create even coils, square jump rings, tubes, square beads, and much more.

The square jaws are a continuous square mandrel as opposed to being tapered, so you are guaranteed the same size every time. In addition, the jaws are two different sizes for more versatility in one easy to use tool.

These patent pending pliers are packaged with an easy to follow instructional CD with guidance on how to get started using these versatile pliers.

Tool Care Tips
Pliers, wire cutters and other similar tools are like a third (and sometimes fourth) hand to the beader and jewelry maker. All tools need care to help them perform their best; here are some hints to help you keep them in their best working order.

All new pliers are likely to need a little smoothing before you use them so they don't scratch your wire, rings, or beads. Run your fingertip over the jaws of the plier. If you feel anything the slightest bit scratchy, use an emery board to smooth it away. I use a white foam fingernail block to smooth my pliers as they have a very fine grit and and make the jaws of the pliers as smooth as silk. Work slowly and carefully and don't round off the corners of your pliers or make the tool faces uneven.

When you buy a new pair of pliers, be sure to wipe off any excess oil from the plier joint to keep it from staining your clothes. If your new pliers seem tight, you can help work them in by working the handles back and forth to distribute the oil throughout the joint. Tension is provided by leaf springs between the handles of your tools and can be adjusted by gently bending the leaf springs. Bend them toward the middle for more springiness; press them more closely to the handles for less springiness.

The Lindstrom pliers are different...they adjust with a three position durable plastic spring. Just move the spring to the slot that corresponds with the springiness you want.

If you are looking for pliers for your craft work, be sure to look for high quality pliers. Money spent on high quality pliers can save your hands, save of materials, and produce better work. Good quality tools can last a lifetime!


Making More Time for Arts, Crafts and More

1. Delegate as much as possible around the house. My husband is a great grocery shopper...he finds bargains, uses coupons, and does a far better job than I do. (He recently purchased 40 boxes of Kleenex at our local supermarket for 20 cents a box versus the regular price of about $1.25---we won't run out for a while and we saved a lot of money). Guess who is responsible for keeping the fridge and pantry filled? Not me. I have more time to make jewelry.

2. Have projects lined up so when you finish one you'll have another one ready to go. I use small altoid-sized tins to set up projects in advance. I usually have about a dozen going at once. Spending the time to set up projects in advance will save time when you can sit down to work. It's also great for traveling as you can just pick up a tin and go. 

3. Make sure you always have a good supply of the basics that use you on a regular basis. Nothing is more frustrating than running out of something simple, like crimps, when you are ready to work on a project. As you start running low on a regular item, order more. 

4. Put away tools, equipment and supplies when you are finished with them. Have a regular place for everything. You'll save time if you know your pliers are always in the top drawer of your workbench rather than hunting all over the house for them.

5. Try listening to audible books while working so you kill two birds with one stone..reading and beading! is a great source for audible books. I love to read but can't bead and read at the same time (though I can knit and read at the same time) so I use audible books to get my reading fix. I play them on my iPod while I work. 

6. The last but most important tip is to learn to say NO! Don't commit to anything unless you truly want to do it. Don't bake cookies for school unless you really want to. Don't volunteer for that committee unless it is really important to you. Eveything you say yes to means less time for jewelry making. A friend taught me years ago to say to myself "what part of no don't you understand: N or O"?

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