November 19, 2012

Tools of the Trade

Whether you aspire to make jewelry yourself,  or have been making jewelry for years,  you will find a caliper with an electronic readout to be invaluable.  This digital caliper is the latest tool in my arsenal, and have found it to save me a lot of time when measuring virtually everything while I'm making jewelry.

 It came in a nice little storage box.


 Nice and secure for when I just chuck it in my drawer!



 Here it is in action. 






It even has a handy conversion chart on the back!

I bought this caliper from Rio Grande.  You can find it here.  I originally purchased it to help me measure wire for rings.  Since getting it I've been measuring virtually everything!  Stones and beads.  I've even been using it while designing to place components equal distances from each other.  

If you have ever thought that owning a digital caliper would be handy, the answer is yes!  I wish I had gotten one years ago.  There are many brands on the market, and many with more options than this one has.  I find this one to be perfectly suited for my needs and would recommend it.  





This post written by Amy of Amy Nicole Artisan Jewelry.  Visit her Etsy Shop
to see her jewelry.   Her blog can be found here.