Not all tools are ergonomic. How you use the tool will prevent the problems of misuse and overuse. For example, hold a steel hammer at the handle end. This will allow you to force a good blow to a piece of metal without the wrist suffering from shorter, less effective blows that cause unnecessary stress to the wrist.
The article, ''A Guide to Jewelry-Making Hand Tools'' is a good reference for many of the tools used in jewelry-making and their intended purpose.
- Sandra Lupo, Jewelry Designer and Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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