This series of posts will focus on crafting supplies that are must-haves at my table! Many are common sense, but a few might surprise you…

First of all, I’m really loving my Flush Cutters. I’ve used various cutting pliers since I started making jewelry, but flush cutters have been a “Why didn’t I get these sooner?!” item. 🙂

They are excellent for trimming beading wire incredibly close to a crimp bead. Trying to trim wire with more bulky cutters often resulted in uneven, frayed ends that weren’t nearly as short as they should have been. The thin, sharp blades of a flush cutter let you get right in there and make a nice, clean cut.

Don’t be afraid to spend a few more dollars on a nicer pair — you’ll get a more sturdy blade and a longer-lasting tool.

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