Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tooling Around

Brains and imagination are not always the bottom line for creating, although you can get quite far on those alone, but chances are you may need help in the way of tools. These are a few of the gadgets that are saving my mind (and hands) in the creativity department.

EuroTool Power Punch
After destroying my hand held hammer hole punch set (as well as my fingers!) I realized more than brute strength was needed to punch holes in metal! This nifty, easy to use metal hole punch has easily replaceable dies in a variety of sizes! Yay! A small investment for perfectly punched holes!

Beadsmith Bead Reamer 
Nothing drives me more crazy than pulling out a beautiful strand of semi-precious beads only to have half of them not fit on the wire. A bead reaming tool will save the day! Bead Reaming Set from

Small Sketch Pad
Keep a small sketch pad at hands for those quick ideas. A sketch app like Doodledroid for your smart phone is a nice paper free alternative. A beautifully made art journal is inspirational in and of itself! Art journal from Indra's Ideas.

Nearly every phone has a camera feature. It is perfect for capturing inspiration and ideas. (Inspiration comes from many places. Don't judge.)

Aveda Hand Relief
One word.... Ahhhhh.


KayzKreationz said...

I won a little handmade journal that I keep by the sofa where I sit for drawing out ideas. I love it. And I love the look of the Power Hole Punch set. Will have to check that one out. Thanks.

Silver Charm Bracelet said...

I think you need the best tools to work best and produce the best.These tools are very useful and the information will help us procure them for better output.

Sharyl said...

1) Great tools! 2) I would never judge you HARSHLY over the chocolate, but my estimation does RISE over the matter! 3) I'm always happy for a hand-repair recommendation too! I'm currently using "Dry Skin Repair Balm" from Crimson Hill I bought at a local craft fair. It's yummy and heals well too! Thanks for the interesting entry!

Kat said...

I have both tools and I agree they are wonderful tools, your pendant is gorgeous. I love your work, I hope to get into making some pendants of my own some day. I have never heard of the Aveda but most try it out.

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Wow! Thank you so much for the shout out!

Semi Precious Gemstone Beads said...

It is perfect for capturing inspiration and ideas I love Semi Precious BeadsAnd I love the look of the Power Punch set...Thanks for the interesting entry!...