How to Use a Pearl Vise

SKU VID-1084
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Any Level
In this video learn how to use a pearl vise to securely hold your pearls in place for drilling, inspection, or reaming. This easy to use tool fits a variety of pearl sizes and shapes, even irregularly shaped pearls.
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Hi, this is Julie with beadaholique.com my table to really illustrate that pearls come in all shapes and sizes and i'm going to use this bigger one here as an example because i think you'll be able to see it a little bit better so the point of this tool is to be able to hold your pearl nice and firmly to allow you to drill it use a bead reamer on it whatever it might be that you really want this bead to be very secure and tight so this is what it looks like and how it will come to you so it's really in the closed position and both of these knobs you have the ability to screw so you can really adjust it from both sides and as you open it up you're going to notice that inside is a spring and that's really helping you with your tension and you'll notice these holes along the outside on both sides so you can use this with really teeny tiny little pearls or very large ones as well and even irregular ones where one might have a narrower side like a smaller side you might use the tinier hole and then the other side of it might be a little large you might want to use a bigger hole so you can rotate these discs and I'm going to put a pearl in here for you so you can see what it would look like I'm going to pop my pearl in so you want it a little bit wider than your pearl open it up I haven't put my pearl in here I slip it in I want this little viewfinder to be able to see the hole of the pearl I have a little toothpick if it's not perfectly aligned you can always take a little toothpick and just make sure that that hole is front and center and then to screw it tighter you just use the knobs and it really clamps down on that pearl and before you have it too tight go ahead and need to loosen just a little bit make sure that hole is right where you want it I'm going to look at it from the other side too there we go and then continue to screw it just don't screw it too tight so you could actually Mar the pearl so now we this pearl in here and it is not going anywhere so I could apply a lot of pressure on here and that pearl is going to be completely steady this is also nice because I have a really nice pretty large object to hold on to and it fits nicely in the palm of my hand so that is how you use a pearl vise you

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