Swiss hand fileClose up of Swiss made hand file for jewelry making

This file doesn’t look like much, but I use it on every ear wire I make to soften the tip that goes through your ear lobe and to make a 45 degree angle on the other end, where it curves around and closes the loop. 

Hand-shaped 14k gold ear wires

I have strong feelings about many of the tools I use. As a maker, these tools are almost as meaningful to me as the things I make. I created #toolsontuesday to keep up the practice of sharing stories about the tools we use and live with.

Every Tuesday, I share one of my favorite tools. I hope you'll share yours in the comments — it feels good to honor these everyday objects.


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