Vesuvianite 8mm round
As its name suggests, this gemstone was discovered near Mount Vesuvius in Italy, found in and around the lava flows there. This clear green stone, also called idocrase.
I purchased the full set of mandrels after seeing the Youtube video on how they are used. These tools are well thought out and solve the issues inherent in other oval link-making tools. No more fighting the tool or time spent laboriously correcting issues caused by poor mandrel design.
Purple Heart is such a beautiful hardwood, and the purple punchers take perfect advantage of that beauty and make it functional! It does the job without marring the metal. Thank you, Chris!
You know I must be honest and say when these mandrels first came out I said to myself that tool is not for me I don’t really make paperclip chain. But I love Chris’s imagination, creativity and ability to make any tool needed for the situation. If I don’t have the needed tool I have always been creative enough to improvise and get the job done. Well here I am now buying this AWESOME tool for a class I am taking and I have to say it WORKS GREAT !! It saves so much time and is easy to use. As ALL of Chris’s tools it is so well made and I appreciate the step down giving you 3 options in one tool. Its so nice having the right tool for the job. Thanks Chris for your creative mind and helping us makers be more efficient.
Received the Artisan Soldering Pick and just love it. Posted it in my IG account ! Has a good heft, and it's gorgeous also. I'm so over store bought picks that never last well, hammering them back out, etc. Won't happen with this one!!!
Love these stones I purchased from LPF ! I hope Chris can receive more to buy ! Great customer service too !