Okay I'll confess, my pliers are an embarrassment! Old, out-dated and I'm sure more of a hindrance than a help, I'm in serious need of a pliers overhaul. Maybe I could star in a new reality TV show like "Extreme Craft Makeovers" or "Pimp my Jewelry-Making Supply Box."
That probably won't happen, so instead I'll rely on Santa. Top on my wish list this year is a set of Lindstrom Pliers!
If the big guy lets me down I know I can pick them up at Monsterslayer.com, one of my favorite places to buy sterling silver wire. But you can find them at places like Rio Grande and Fire Mountain Gems too.
While we are waiting for those wishes to come true, Connie Fox has a few pointers about using pliers and how to minimize and reduce marks made by your tools.