The BeadSmith Jewelry Pliers, Original 1-Step Looper, 1.5mm #69-055

SKU 69-055
The 1-Step Looper is among the most popular of our Beadsmith tools! Trims and loops head and eye pins in one motion. Works with 3/8" wire and longer. Creates a 1.5mm inner diameter loop. Use dead-soft or half-hard precious metal wire, craft wire, and copper or brass core wire. Bends and trims wire between 18-24 gauge.
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Brand: The Beadsmith
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Bin: WH-M-05
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Approx. Size

1.5mm Loops, 24-18 Gauge Wire

Ratings & Reviews

1-step looper

by peggy mccall| 4/18/2013 0:00:00

GREAT, GREAT GREAR1 I hope they come out with one that makes a little larger loop. But, I love this new toy

Awesome Looper Tool

by Kimberly Deaton| 4/11/2013 0:00:00

With as much difficulty as I have with loops, I am definitely going to order this tool. I watched this video and it is clear this tool will pay for itself in the time it saves in your jewelry making lab.

One Step Looper question

by Kristin Oppold| 4/24/2013 0:00:00

Can you also loop the other side of a bead with this?????

beadsmith looper pliers

by susan| 5/2/2013 0:00:00

This tool is perfect if you are making any piece of jewelry that connects links. It is always so hard to get every loop the same size. I am buying for sure.

Yes!

by Polly (Rings & Things Staff)| 4/25/2013 0:00:00

Hi Kristin, Yes - you can! Just start with 26-18 gauge wire, long enough for your beads plus 2 loops. Run one end of the wire up to the hole just like the video shows (only difference is you won't have any beads on your wire yet), and make the first loop, then add your bead(s), and make the other loop.

One Step Looper

by susan dorado| 5/29/2013 0:00:00

Saw this a few weeks ago, cannot wait to get it and try. Loops of the same size are difficult to make.

Saves Time

by Melissa Pyles| 5/29/2013 0:00:00

Bought this a few weeks ago and have already saved myself an enormous amount of time creating loops. Works extremely well at making consistently round loops, but I have one suggestion... make sure your wire sits flush against the back of the tool. If it's away from the metal of the tool when looping, I've found that the wire slips and doesn't make a complete loop. Still easily fixed, but if you remember this tip to begin with you won't have this problem. I, like another review, wish there was another size up that makes bigger loops. That would solve ALL problems for me!

not 'all that jazz'

by linda| 9/13/2013 0:00:00

I was super excited to try this product and while it's ok - it hasn't lived up to the hype, for me. i've noticed that the smaller the wire, the less likely it is to create a consistent loop. i also find myself closing most loops with my round nose plier. could be so much better and hope that future iterations will include a way to make different sized loops and a smaller grip b/c my hands are barely large enough to get good leverage on the wide grips.

Time Saver

by John C| 12/21/2013 0:00:00

This tool has been a big time saver for me especially for when i have to make Rosaries, this tool cuts the time in half. It takes a little time to get it right but a little practice is all it takes. it also makes perfect eye pins. This tool is well worth the price. just give it a chance, you will be glad you did. I also use the Wubbers Loop Making Pliers too which is also a great tool, but when you need to do lots of loops, ex Rosary making, the 1-Step Looper is the one to use.... :)

Good tool to have

by Tina G| 6/26/2014 0:00:00

This is a good product. There is a learning curve but I picked it up quickly. The only complaint is that I can't get the loop tight against the bead. Overall, I would recommend this for anyone who has problems making consistent loops with regular round-nose pliers, or if you just have a lot of them to make.

Not Good for Loops on Beads

by Hilary SK| 7/16/2014 0:00:00

I was very disappointed in this tool. While the loops are usually consistent in size it NEVER puts the loop snug against the bead; there is ALWAYS a quite visible space between loop and bead of at least 1 mm or more. This gives a very unprofessional look If a studio assistant or student were to present me with loops like this, I'd have them redo every one. So using this tool doesn't save time because after you use it, you then have to spend time fiddling with the loop to move it tight against the bead, to close the loop and center it. It also has a very wide grip when open making it very uncomfortable to hold when inserting the wire. The one thing it's good for, and the reason I am keeping it, is to make eyepins. On a plain wire it gives a consistently sized and centered eye.

I like it!

by Melissa F| 7/16/2014 0:00:00

I was hesitant when I purchased this tool because of the some of the negative feedback from other customers however, I've learned that people will always find something to complain about. I like The BeadSmith Pliers ALOT! I was able to create a necklace in half the time I would have otherwise. Yes, there is a small space between bead and the eye pin closure I create with the pliers but it is nothing major especially after you get use to handling the pliers. There is a little bit of a learning curve but, isn't that part of the allure in creating jewelry? Happy customer! Thank you Rings & Things for making my days a bit easier.

The BeadSmith Pliers, 1-Step Looper

by Denis P| 5/5/2015 0:00:00

I ordered a few times and I am very satisfied with the products and the smooth transaction.These pliers are very good quality and worth every penny. Thank you, Denis

question

by Lady Di| 10/3/2020 0:00:00

could you use these on memory wires?? -- [R&T Reply: Hi Lady Di, Thanks for asking. The one-step loopers are rated for softer wire like standard brass-core or copper-core head and eye pins, and for precious metal wire, or most Artistic wire, but not steel memory wire. Memory wire is steel and requires heavy-duty cutters, and short, tough pliers.]