How to Use BeadSmith Bracelet Bending Pliers

SKU VID-0506
Designer: Julie Bean
In this video, see how to use BeadSmith bracelet bending pliers to bend blanks, stampings, and other objects into a curved shaped to naturally fit around the wrist. Very easy to use and the nylon jaws will not mar your metal.
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Julie from Beadaholique.com and today I want to show you how to use bracelet bending pliers and you'll see that this got two nylon jaws which are curved and what that curve is going to do is help the piece of metal that you're gonna bend mimic the curvature of your wrist so that instead of laying really flat on your wrist like so, which is not very comfortable. It doesn't look quite right. You're going to be able to mold a piece of metal to curve around your wrist more. So I have an example here that I bended and this is a piece of Vintaj. I actually patina it. And here I have another example this is a piece of Nunn Design and this is just a tag that's been incorporated into a bracelet. You can see it just has a very gentle curve to it I have a couple other pieces of Vintaj here and I want to show you how to bend them. I thought these would be really good and illustrative of how this works. I'm going to leave one flat so you can see the before and now we're gonna make the after. So you gonna go ahead and place one end of your blank or whatever you're trying to curve and maybe it's a stamping or something else into the pliers and you're going to press and move it along then and press reposition. You're walking along the length of whatever is the object is that you're trying to bend just keep pressing. Of course the thinner the gauge of the metal the easier it's going to be to bend. When you're done just go back, keep pressing because it's got nylon jaws is not gonna mar the metal and there we have a very nice curve you can see the before and the after. And now see how that looks on your wrist as well. So the before the after and now that the before So very handy tool. Very easy to use and these are the bracelet bending pliers by BeadSmith. Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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