Memory wire is much harder than most jewelry wire -- that's why it keeps it's coiled shape. Use heavy-duty cutters and memory wire bending pliers, or you will break or chip your lighter-duty jewelry pliers and cutters, even if they are very high quality.
Most cutters make a V-shaped cut. Flush cutters make a flat cut, so it's less likely to snag or scratch.
Bent chain-nose pliers can make it easier to see what you're doing, when opening and closing jump rings, assembling chain, etc.. The smooth flat tips also help prevent marring or denting your jump rings and wire.
1 pack #05-810-08-268ST Swarovski 5810 Round Pearl Beads, 8mm - Mystic Black