Both my online orders arrived earlier this week, and I've tried out both my tools from Rings & Things. I have to say I love using the new flush wire cutters I bought. I used them while making a new necklace, and they cut through my 20 gauge copper wire like butter. At $20 they cost a bit more than some of my other cutters, but $20 isn't unreasonable to spend on a useful tool. The cutting action was nice and smooth, and required less hand force than my standard cutters do for the same wire. When cutting multiple lengths of wire for a project, it's nice to have a pair of cutters that don't wear my hands out as fast.
The other tool I bought is a pin vise. I played with it a little bit, and it's pretty cool. I'll do more with it after I get done with my holiday gift pieces.
And yes, I'm hoping to get some nice pictures of the necklace this weekend, when I have some natural light to work with. This time of the year it's already dark when I get home from work.
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