There’s a lot to WUB!

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I am so excited about our own line of pliers named Wubbers.  The name was born from the initials of Wired Up Beads.  We all have already had a ton of fun with the new Wubbers name, designing the packaging, and planning the marketing.

While I don’t know what I would do without each and every pair of my Wubbers, I have to say that I am a bit partial to the Narrow Flat Nose set (don’t tell all the other Wubbers–it might hurt their feelings!).

The Narrow Flat Nose are especially great for working with jump rings.  I keep two pair handy at all times and can really fly when making 4-in-1 European weave chain maille–the finish keeps them from slipping and also prevents marring.

The tip of these pliers is a unique width–as Goldilocks said, they are “Just right!”  I have found them perfect for making the first bend in a wire up next to a bead in order to wrap it about 3 times (depending on the gauge of the wire).  I use them for wrapping with the finer wires, then turn right around and bend 12-gauge sterling with them.  The longer, padded handles provide leverage and help prevent fatigue.  I still have my very first pair of Narrows, and though a bit weathered, they are still well and happy on my work bench (never mind that they have literally been in the fire a few times–they still work great!).

 

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