The jewelry-making tools a beginner will need really depends on what types of techniques they want to try. Artbeads offers a jewelry making tools starter set that includes two pairs of chain nose pliers, a bead crimper, side cutters, round nose pliers, and jewelry wire. These are great tools for jewelry-making basics such as stringing, opening and closing jump rings, crimping wire, making simple and wrapped loops, and more. If you are getting started with bead weaving, beading needles and thread are all you really need. Other great supplies a beginner might need are bead stoppers for keeping beads in place on your jewelry wire while working, a bead mat to keep beads from spilling all over the place, and a bead scoop for easy clean up of beads and components.