Review: 1-Step Looper (and Big Looper) from BeadSmith

1 Step Big Looper - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #579: If you need a bunch of wire loops or eyepins done quickly, for your polymer clay jewelry… then this is the tool!

Topics Covered In This Video:

  • Review of the 1-Step Looper and the 1-Step Big Lopper from BeadSmith.
  • Pliers style wire jewelry making tool for being able to quickly make wire loops and eyepins.
  • Perfect tool for making polymer clay charms and dangles in one easy step.
  • Last year I made a Mistletoe Bracelet with tons of time consuming charms.
  • I show you the process of making a wire loop for a charm using regular jewelry making tools.
  • Two sizes available. 1-Step Looper makes a 1.5mm loop and the 1-Step Big Lopper makes a 3mm loop.
  • Small loop is suitable for small dangles and earrings, larger loop better for charms added to chain or for links.
  • I show you how to use both tools for making a beaded charm using beads made from the Art Sheet Technique Tutorial.
  • These Looper Tools will cut and shape wire from 26g to 18g. Though, for strength, I wouldn’t use wire any smaller than 20 gauge. Smaller wires may be too flimsy and open up in use.
  • I purchased these tools at Shipwreck Beads.

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Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Andrea Garcia, 09 October, 2014

    Please, please, please stop showing cool tools Just kidding!!! Every time that you show a new one, I need to have it!!!!! I already bought the We-R Memory Keepers Glass Mat :) Thanks for all you do.

  2. Monique U., 10 October, 2014

    I bought the small one about 18 months ago. I used it mostly for an earring challenge (100 Pairs 100 Days) but haven’t used it much since then. As you remarked, this tool makes the perfect size for earrings :)

    I’m not sure I’ll buy the larger one as I tend to do mostly wrapped loops on bigger links. I’d love to see these engineered to have interchangeable center posts (for varying the loop size). Thanks for reviewing them, Cindy :)

    Monique U. (A Half-Baked Notion)

  3. Patt W, 10 October, 2014

    The large Looper is super fast. What a great tool. ( As if I NEED more-LOL)> I will put it on my Wish List…….Handy dandy!!!

  4. DawnB, 10 October, 2014

    Oh, I SO want this! My loops usually turn out wonky so I have to keep fiddling with them. Thanks for the demo, Cindy!

  5. Dixie Ann, 10 October, 2014

    Oops! back to Michaels!

  6. Carmen Vegas, 18 October, 2014

    Cindy thank you for making this video and the one for the Glass Mat. I was looking for a Mat that will be easy for me to work with. I know for sure this one is the one I am looking for. I guess tomorrow I will go to Michaels to look for it. I love to have the 1 Step Loopers. I saw them for the first time in the internet but I wasn’t sure if I should buy them. Now I will order them. Soooo easy to do the loops. I love it.

  7. Cindy Lietz, 24 October, 2014

    Thanks for commenting Carmen! (My sister’s name is Carmen.) I think you will like both of those tools. I get a lot of use out of them!

  8. Marisa Carranza Vargas, 20 February, 2015

    Hola estoy muy interesada en tener estas pinzas como podría yo vivo en Guadalajara , Jalisco México, me puedes ayudar

  9. Cindy Lietz, 13 March, 2015

    Hi Marisa, I am sorry but I really don’t have any recommendations for places to buy this tool in Mexico. You will need to do a Google search to see if you can find a local place, or find a place to purchase it online. Good luck!

    Hola Marisa , lo siento , pero la verdad es que no tiene ningún recomendaciones de lugares para comprar esta herramienta en México . Usted tendrá que hacer una búsqueda en Google para ver si se puede encontrar un lugar local , o encontrar un lugar para comprar en línea . Buena suerte!

  10. Ron Soltes, 07 December, 2019

    Do you folks know where i can get parts for my 1.5 Looper? Thanks, Ron

  11. Cindy Lietz, 08 December, 2019

    Hi Ron, I’m going to guess that getting parts for this tool would be close to impossible. Lower end tools like this don’t have the profit margins to handle the selling of parts for repairing. But I could be wrong. I would suggest that you try and contact the manufacturer directly and see if you can get the parts you need. Let me know if you do end up getting the parts. Good luck!

  12. Jacquelyn G, 19 December, 2019

    Is the Polyslicer Jr your creation? Are you the one that sells it on eBay? Are there other places you can buy it?

  13. Cindy Lietz, 20 December, 2019

    Hi Jacquelyn, No the Polyslicer Jr. is not my product, nor do I endorse it. In fact I don’t even recommend it anymore, because the later versions products I tested were not up to the quality of the original design.

  14. Jacquelyn G, 22 December, 2019

    Thank you so much for your response. I know you are a busy lady. I am happy I didn’t get it. Thank you again. Merry Christmas to you and your. I have one other question to ask. If one had an idea for a tool, could you tell how to go about getting a prototype made?

  15. Cindy Lietz, 23 December, 2019

    Merry Christmas to you too Jacquelyn! As far as getting your idea made into a prototype, that is not something I know anything about. Have you tried doing a Google search on How to Get a Prototype made? I am sure there are lots of services for doing exactly that. Good luck!

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