Jessica's pliers

I just wrote a post about my aunt and mentor Jessica Rose so it seemed right that this week I share a picture of her pliers. This is the tool she used to design and make jewelry, as well as to build her sculptures.

The way that I work involves using a range of pliers and cutters so I'm always putting them down and picking them up, but she did everything with the one pair. 

These nondescript pliers helped to create a whole lot of beauty.

Artist Jessica Rose's pliars

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.⁣⠀
On Tuesdays, I share some 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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