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    Default List of tools

    Hi have been reading on here for quite a while, but have a quick question

    Is there a list of the most handy jewellery making tools anywhere?
    For traditional jewellery making
    Art clay
    Wire work?

    Thank you

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    There have been many discussions in the past, if you put tools into the search hundreds of posts will come up.
    I think the only thing we could agree on in the end was only buy tools for the job or project you want to start off on otherwise you’ll end up with a tool kit full of things you either never use or use once.
    I’ve not done either of the things you mention but the Cookson website is pretty comprehensive on tools for clay and there are many sites specific to clay. Wire wrapping I’m not sure about but any book on the subject will most likely advise on the tools necessary for a project.
    For a traditional start to jewellery making I would have said a saw, steel ruler, an assortment of pliers, snips, and a torch if you intend to solde. I’d do a search first

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    Thank you, have had a good luck on the forum and at the website, but a list of say essential tools is a good idea and was just wondering if there was one here somewhere

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    Their was posted recently and pretty much says what I said from a few more experienced jewellers. If you could tell us what you’d like to make that migh5 help
    https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/sh...eginners+tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Thank you, have had a good luck on the forum and at the website, but a list of say essential tools is a good idea and was just wondering if there was one here somewhere
    The Cooksongold blog has a lot of useful information.

    Check these links:

    http://www.cooksongold.com/blog/begi...ow-to-use-them

    http://content.yudu.com/web/2y2qk/0A...rces/index.htm

    http://www.cooksongold.com/blog/?s=5+beginner+tools

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    The term jewellery making includes a large number of disciplines, each requiring a number of essential tools which might well be superfluous for another one.

    The answer is that a comprehensive list could be 80%redundant and 80%deficient for what you intend to do.

    As already said by Caroline, the answer is to choose a project first, and then buy the tools needed for it.

    The best guide will be a book of simple projects, for instance: Two in One Manuals, Jewellery, by Madeline Coles.
    It is long out of print, but a used copy will be a bargain for you, because it covers all basic tools, many basic techniques, has beginners projects and is well illustrated.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jewellery-T.../dp/1840921978 Dennis.

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    Sorry I can’t edit the post I made last night. The new iPad is putting out some terrible posts of words with numbers and mispells. I obviously didn’t check it before pressing send:/

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