Marking Your Pliers

By on October 14, 2015
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Marking Your Pliers

by Albina Manning

Ever wonder how to identify your tools from everyone else’s tools in class?  Today we have a quick tip from Albina Manning on how to easily identify your tools in a crowd!


Albina Manning

Albina Says: “If you take jewelry making classes, bead with your friends, or teach classes yourself, you may accidentally grab somebody’s pliers (e.g. all crimp pliers look alike). To know which tool is yours, simply mark them.”

Here’s one easy way to help identify them:  I have all my pliers marked with crystal rhinestones with flat back (you can use sequins or tiny buttons as well).

How to attach Rhinestones:

  • Clean the surface of your pliers from grease and dirt. Put a tiny drop of Jewelry & Metal Glue or Super Glue and add a rhinestone or crystal.
  • You can use adhesive backed crystals too (you find them in scrap-booking department).
  • Also, you can use paint to mark your pliers. Just do not paint handles.


Pliers marked with Rhinestone's for easy recognition

Pliers marked with Rhinestone’s for easy recognition

I hope you enjoyed this quick tip from Albina! Check back for more great tips or articles from our new contributors!

Happy Wrapping!


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    October 14, 2015 at 6:02 am

    I mark mine with fingernail polish,,,in an unusual color.
    Doesn’t interfere with anything.

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    Judy Larson

    October 14, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I could not wait to do this! Paint and nail polish chips off, markers smudge and fade and tape leaves a sticky residue. This is a fabulous idea! Several years ago I purchased several sheets of self-stick phone bling, not knowing what I would use them for. I just finished putting turquoise “bling” on all my tools. I separated the rest into color groups so a number of my students could do this as well!

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    October 14, 2015 at 9:45 am

    That is an awesome idea! I will have to try that :-)

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    Cathy Barron

    October 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I found duct tape with a pattern that looks like my logo, and I place a narrow band of tape on my tools. This is a quick and fun way to mark my tools and promote my logo at the same time!

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