Tools Of The Trade

Setting up your own home studio

I am often asked by my students what tools they should purchase to get started making jewelry when they get home. The good news is that you can easily get started with just a few small tools without the need for a large financial investment. Here is my list of beginners tools to purchase ranking in order of must haves with links…

Essentials for working with wire:

4 Piece Plier Set

Bench Block

Rawhide Mallet

Chasing Hammer

Flush Cutters

Nylon Jaw Pliers

Ring Mandrel


Round Bracelet Mandrel

Essentials for Soldering:


Soldering Board

Pickle Pot


Copper Tongs

Third Hand