Most jewelry tools are made to last. While this durability means you can invest in pliers and cutters that last for years, it also makes protecting your wire and findings from the harder metal of your tools a challenge. With today’s trick you can avoid tool marks quickly and effectively!
Tool Magic is a great way to protect your work from plier marks, but I don’t always want to wait for it to dry. Instead you can wrap the jaws of your pliers in painters tape! The tape provides a layer of protection that’s thin enough not to distort the shape of the jaws, while still cushioning your wire and findings. You can use your taped tools immediately, there’s no wait time, and it’s easy to remove when you’re finished with your project. You can do this trick with other types of tape, but I like painters because it’s designed specifically to peel away easily without leaving any residue behind.
Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen