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The BeadSmith 1-Step Looper Plier

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Code: TOOL-0053
Price: $29.87

Brand: BeadSmith
Color: Black
Material: Metal
Shape or Style: Tool

Overall Rating:
(4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews)

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The BeadSmith 1-Step Looper Plier
Create your own eye pins with the 1-step looper plier from The BeadSmith. This tool allows you to trim and loop ready-made eye pins. You can even create eye pins in one motion! If you want to create custom length eye pins, you can do that, too! This tool works with precious metal wire, craft wire and copper or brass core wire. It bends and trims wire between 26 and 18 gauge in thickness. The looper will create a 1.5mm loop on wire 20 gauge or thicker, but it will leave a slight gap in the loop when using gauges thinner than 20 gauge. The 1-step looper is the perfect way to create professional-looking jewelry in no time!
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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: Jeanne
verified customer
The Bead Smith 1 step Looper PlierOctober 18, 2014
I have both 1 step Looper Pliers. So easy to use and makes loops nicely. The larger Looper Plier doesn't close the loop so you have to do it yourself.



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Yorkiemom808
verified customer
Bead smith q step looper plierOctober 5, 2014
Great tool easy to use



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Glitsie
verified customer
Looper funSeptember 25, 2014
The speed in which I was able complete my project was Fantastic! I was able to fill several orders in one day. Productivity is definitely up! I LOVE them!



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: AZBEADER
verified customer
THE best tool!!September 14, 2014
This tool is such a time saver. I started with the Big Looper and love it so much I now have the Little Looper. It's such a time saver and every loop is uniform and looks professional. I don't know what I would do without it. I would recommend it to anyone.



1 person found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: MetalGrannie
I swore I wouldn't . . . . .September 9, 2014
I can do a pretty good loop with my round nose pliers. I swore I would never get one of these. Broke down and bought one cause I kept reading good things about it, and I absolutely love it. So much so, I went and bought the 3mm as well.



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Rachel
verified customer
AwsomeAugust 28, 2014
It's a must if your work with



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Rachel
verified customer
AwsomeAugust 28, 2014
It's a must if your work with wire, work so well that I ordered the other size for smaller loops. Thanks Artbeads great product as always, awsome service and free shipping on top of all that! WOW



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Dasha
Worth every penny!July 13, 2014
Best tool ever! I can make the loops manually, but only 2-3 out of five are acceptable - to me anyway. With this tool, not only is it perfect each time, it collectively saves me hours on completing my jewelry piece. The other one is just as great. Worth every penny I paid for it.
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4 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: little bit
verified customer
1-step LooperJuly 13, 2014
This is a tool I can not be with out. I make a lot of earrings and this is the main tool I use to make them.



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Kathleen
verified customer
Amazing Tool That Will Change Your LifeJuly 5, 2014
An amazing little tool has been added to my jewelry making arsenal -- where has this been all my life?



1 person found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  3
Posted By: John
verified customer
Looper PliersJuly 2, 2014
The pliers are fine however BEFORE they arrived at my house they appeared ON SALE on your site.Life is very strange.



1 person found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: Krsy
verified customer
1 step loop makerJune 26, 2014
Works well, but takes a little practice. It's very good for my use for linking beads, but the large 1 step looper will be my next purchase.



1 person found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Cindy
verified customer
The BeadSmith 1-Step Looper PlierJune 24, 2014
At age 63, I have just begun learning how to make jewelry. It's lots of fun and when I saw these pliers, I knew it would make things a lot easier and less time consuming. This tool saves my arthritic hands a lot of twisting and turning. I love both of these pliers!!!!



7 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: ConnieK
verified customer
LOVE ITJune 24, 2014
I wasn't sure if this was going to be worth the price but I absolutely love it. It is one of the few things that does what it is advertised to do!



4 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: cathy
verified customer
Not perfect but very worth it!May 1, 2014
Takes a bit of using to find your "sweet spot" and get the best ring. I have a bit of a time with the amt of space between the handles before squeezing, as my hand as small and stiff with Arthritis. But I would order it again in a heart beat! Hope if it is ever followed with another, it would be able to make the double ended (side ways 8) form, could be done with lots of the leftovers from using this with pin wires, or circle ones. I'm not a pro, obviously, bur for someone wanting to do for fun, this is a great stress reliever if you don't make nice eyes.



7 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Copper
verified customer
Great item.April 22, 2014
I've been looking at these and thought it only worked on the one side...but I watched a video on your site showing how they worked. WOW!! They work great. Love them.



7 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Marilyn
verified customer
1-Step Looper PlierMarch 6, 2014
Love these pliers-now I can make perfect
loops.




5 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: else
verified customer
One step looper pliersMarch 5, 2014
After making my own loops, it was heaven using this looper. So easy and fast, well worth every cent spent!



4 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  2
Posted By: leobell25
verified customer
The Beadsmith 1-Step Looper PlierFebruary 26, 2014
The span of the handles makes it difficult to crasp. The loops turn out too small. It needs the capability to adjust the size of the loops.



9 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Teri
verified customer
Love this tool!January 4, 2014
Love this tool! I love anything that makes life easier. This tool fits the bill!



4 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: pamolly
verified customer
Can't live without it!January 2, 2014
This is the most amazing tool. I hate making simple loops and therefore do them badly. This takes the anxiety out of that whole step.



5 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Tinker
BeadSmith 1-Step Looper PlierDecember 31, 2013
So glad to have this tool, I just can't do it right by myself. This tool is great!!!



4 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Shell
verified customer
LoopersDecember 29, 2013
The looper pliers are a great set of pliers esp. For me! I have developed arthritis in my hands and this product has been a godsend for me as far as still being able to make eye loops and the fact that they are all the same size. It would be nice if there were pliers out there that did the same thing but in different sizes. Don't get me wrong, I love these pliers that was just a thought. Thanks again.



7 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Cindy
verified customer
1 Step LooperDecember 28, 2013
This tool is the best investment. It saves so much time and all of my loops are consistent. It is easy to make an eyepin out of any metal that I have.



8 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Nan
verified customer
1 step looperDecember 27, 2013
One of the greatest tools that I have.



5 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  3
Posted By: Sotxmimi
Not what I expectedDecember 12, 2013
This 1-step Looper does not work as easily as it seems to work in the video. My first complaint is that when it cuts the wire, it leaves a very sharp and uneven cut. I have to use a file to smooth each loop so that it doesn't snag anything. It does not cut the loop close enough to the second loop. I have to use my round nose pliers to work the loops. I think I would be better off making simple loops the old fashioned way. In theory, this is the perfect solution especially when you are making a lot of loops, but it just doesn't work like it should. I'm disappointed.



18 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: OOOLADY
verified customer
Bead Smith PliersOctober 13, 2013
This was my second pair. I had given the one I had to a friend. We both loved the workmanship of the pliers



7 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  1
Posted By: KimF
verified customer
Don't Waste Your MoneyOctober 9, 2013
I spent about 2 hours trying to make this work. Works great on 18 gauge wire for the first loop (and thinner wire pretty good - first loop only). Won't set the second loop near a bead, and doesn't close full circle. Absolutely terrible with thinner gauge wire. You have to use your round nose, needle nose, & flat nose pliers to get the loops straight and closed. Just use your round nose pliers for this task. Only good thing is it cuts the wire the right length on the first loop (if it's 18 gauge, cuts thinner gauge too short). I had high hopes for making beaded chain quickly, dang!



14 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: KeKeKitty
verified customer
Better Than ExpectedSeptember 18, 2013
I was a little skeptical of ordering this because it sounded too good to be true. However, I am amazed at how easy it is to make loops for the eye pins. Each loop is consistent and only needs a little turn with pliers to close it.



11 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: JewelryLover
verified customer
Amazing tool!September 17, 2013
Saw this tool featured in one of your e-mails, along with a demonstration video and was instantly impressed. I don't make lots of jewelry, but when I do, I like precision work, and this tool does just that. It's very simple to use--and lots of fun! (One of the reviews said it was addictive--and it is!) I "shopped around" first (online and retail), but Artbeads has the best price, and because I've been VERY pleased with Artbeads in the past, I went ahead and ordered it. Well worth the small investment!



4 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Ellen
verified customer
Excellent for headpin makingSeptember 13, 2013
I love this product. Now I can make any size headpin with loop that I want.



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: Made4U
verified customer
EZ and fast...September 4, 2013
This is fast and simple......the only thing that you have to do is make the extra bend. Great when you have to make a number of beads.



3 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  3
Posted By: gerr
verified customer
Saves some wear & tear on fingers, but...August 25, 2013
Makes very easy loops, but only on heavier gauge wire. I say this, because it leaves a gap and does not close completely. You can leave the gap, but with finer material risk losing your attached work since this tool does not wind around the stem (which I do with finer wire). And since it CUTS the looped end, there is no extra wire to wrap with!
Having the choice of leaving some extra wire to wrap with would be a HUGE improvement on this tool (note to manufacturer). It would also make using fine wire a possibility.

You can muck around and close the loop with pliers and bend the wire a bit before releasing...this leaves room for inconsistency if you don't do it the same way all the time. But then you can get a secure close.

Bottomline: NOT completely automatic if you want security, AND I'd use only on heavier wire.

I can see logistic problems because of the tool's size, i.e., getting into a tight spot.

I'm keeping it because it is quick. Once you get used to a bit of mucking around to close loop and straighten wire, it can be more consistent and is definitely easier on my fingers than doing all by hand.

If this manufacturer comes out with a BETTER model, they should offer to send it to current users...for free! :)




23 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  2
Posted By: chickque
verified customer
looperAugust 22, 2013
this product is not good for making loops in close situations. Loops do close fully, you will need to close the loop yourself. Mostly good for making eye pins



9 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  3
Posted By: mtns
verified customer
still practicingAugust 21, 2013
makes good swift cut, does not turn it close enough in circle for me - however I may need more practice - if it does work it will save hours in adding to headpins. I hope I will like it.



5 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  1
Posted By: CRLFL
verified customer
High Hopes DashedAugust 15, 2013
This tool came highly recommended but does not deliver. Watched all the videos and was aware of the insider Tips of operation. The conclusion is that no matter how hard you finagle, the loops turned out by this Looper Plier are substandard.
The mechanism is short of closing the circle which leaves the finished product sloppy and unusable as produced. If you have to hand finish the piece, what's the point?
If you are mass-producing low-end consumer multiples, OK maybe.
If you are designing and fabricating a quality piece, save your money and reputation by passing on the Beadsmith 1-Step Looper Plier.




15 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: BeadLady101
verified customer
Fast and EasyAugust 5, 2013
I had someone ask for several rosaries. while I was ordering my supplies I found this fun little tool. Checked out the how to video and bought it. WOW! cut my time in half. The only thing is I wish the loops where bigger.



5 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  1
Posted By: Chrisse
verified customer
ToolAugust 1, 2013
With all the good reviews I've read, I am very disappointed in this tool. It does not make the loop complete. I guess I could possibly have a defective tool.



6 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: fallingup13
verified customer
One Step LoopsJuly 26, 2013
This is a great product. I was not good at making loops for my earrings. This product has helped me save time and my items look much nicer.



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: JCGEMS
verified customer
TIME SAVING TOOLJuly 26, 2013
I recently purchased this tool to save time on linking gems and beads for necklaces and bracelets. I absolutely love it.



5 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  1
Posted By: moonflower
verified customer
One-Step LooperJuly 2, 2013
I am totally disappointed with this new tool. Yes, it does make consistent size loops, but they aren't closed! If you attempt to close them so that your findings, etc. won't fall off you lose the little edge on the opposite side of the loop. and they look lop-sided.
A waste of $30... Sorry folks!.




15 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Karla
verified customer
OMG!June 22, 2013
i love this! I have never been able to make my own eye holes successfully!

i did find it a bit pricey but i still love it! come fall when i start making ornaments i will have forgotten the cost and just appreciate the ease!




4 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  2
Posted By: Lorry
verified customer
Looks can be deceivingMay 30, 2013
Yes it does make cosistent loops but doesn't work well on smaller gauge wire. plus the loop openings are too big and everything falls off. Very dissappointed.



14 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: SparklyGram
verified customer
Very Helpful Tool!May 8, 2013
This looping tool Easily Makes loops uniform in size and shape! but best of all really saves wear and tear on your wrists! It is a one step wonder!



6 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: AngelsJewels
verified customer
It Really Really Works!!April 12, 2013
Now I am guaranteed to have the same size loop everytime!!! Yes you can mark your pliers etc. etc..but it always wears off and I end up guessing. Well NOT ANYMORE!!!



21 people found this review helpful

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