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The information below provides descriptions of our WigJig Brand Jewelry Making tools including our Jigs and our WigJig Brand hand tools for making jewelry.  We believe that these are the finest tools for making jewelry by hand at any price.  We have worked very hard be be able to offer these tools at very reasonable prices.  When you purchase from us, you get the advantage of direct from the manufacturer pricing.  Just because our prices are low, don't think that our tools are cheap.  We are selling quality tools but we sell them at bargain prices because we have eliminated the middle man. 

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WigJig Jewelry Making Tool

Attributes

WigJig Jewelry Making Tool
WigJig Olympus Item 0109
Retail Price $49.95
  • Our largest jewelry making jig -- 5" square
  • Square hole pattern with 482 holes
  • Hole spacing on horizontal axis = 1/4"
  • 3/32" peg diameter (2.38mm diameter)
  • Comes with 40 metal pegs
  • Great for working with 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 gauge wire. 
  • View Template for jig (requires free Adobe Acrobat software.)
  • The Olympus makes larger wire components like ornaments and mobiles and also makes slightly larger and bolder jewelry components.
WigJig Olympus-Lite Jewelry Making Tool
WigJig Olympus-Lite Item 5001
Retail Price $22.97

  • Smaller, less expensive version of Olympus.  3" x 4"
  • Square hole pattern with 238 holes
  • Hole spacing on horizontal axis = 1/4"
  • 3/32" peg diameter (2.38mm diameter)
  • Comes with 10 metal pegs
  • Great for working with 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 gauge wire. 
  • The pattern for holes is 2/3 of size of the Olympus pattern. 
  • The Olympus-Lite is our second best selling jig and makes slightly larger and bolder jewelry components.
  • View Template for Jig (requires free Adobe Acrobat software.)
WigJig Electra Jewelry Making Tool
WigJig Electra Item 2203
Retail Price $49.95

  • Our second largest jig -- 5" square
  • Round hole pattern with 448 holes
  • Angles in 7.5 degree increments
  • 3/32" peg diameter (2.38mm diameter)
  • Comes with 20 metal pegs
  • Great for working with 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 gauge wire. 
  • View Template for jig (requires free Adobe Acrobat software.)
  • The Electra makes round components and makes components with angles including 15 degrees, 30 degrees and 60 degrees that can not be made on a jig with a square pattern.
WigJig Delphi Jewelry Making Tool
WigJig Delphi Item 5000
Retail Price $19.99

  • Our smallest jig used to make delicate components. 3" Square. 
  • Square hole pattern with 182 holes
  • Hole spacing on horizontal axis = 1/5"
  • 1/16" peg diameter (1.59mm diameter)
  • Comes with 10 metal pegs
  • Great for working with 18, 20 and 22 gauge wire.  Can work with 14 or 16 gauge wire.
  • View template for jig (requires free Adobe Acrobat software.)
  • The Delphi is our best selling jig and is excellent for making jewelry
WigJig Cyclops Jewelry Making Tool
WigJig Cyclops Item 1134
Retail Price $39.95

  • Mid-sized jewelry jig -- 4.5" square
  • Round hole pattern with 483 holes
  • Angles in 7.5 degree increments
  • 1/16" peg diameter (1.59mm diameter)
  • Comes with 10 metal pegs
  • Gtreat for working with 18, 20 and 22 gauge wire.  Can work with 14 and 16 gauge wire.
  • View template for jig (requires free Adobe Acrobat software.)
  • The Cyclops makes round components and makes smaller and more delicate components with angles including 15 degrees, 30 degrees and 60 degrees that can not be made on a jig with a square pattern.

WigJig Centaur Jewelry Making Tool
WigJig Centaur Item 2983
Retail price $46.95
  • Made in America
  • Size = 4" square
  • Combines the square whole pattern of the WigJig Delphi with 1/2 of the round hole pattern of the WigJig Cyclops for the best of both worlds.  We believe this is the most versatile jewelry jig.
  • 1/16" peg diameter (1.59mm diameter)
  • Comes with 20 metal pegs
  • Great for working with 18, 20 and 22 gauge wire.   Can work with 14 & 16 gauge wire.
  • The Centaur will make almost all of the designs that can be made on either the WigJig Delphi and the WigJig Cyclops.  This jig is excellent for making jewelry wire components. 
  • View template for jig (requires free Adobe Acrobat software.)
  • Uses the metal pegs, Spiral Maker and Super Pegs for the Delphi.

WigJig Centaur Jewelry Making Tool
WigJig Centaur Lite Item 5003
Retail price $34.95

 

  • Plastic Base is Made in China
  • Size = 4" square
  • Combines the square whole pattern of the WigJig Delphi with 1/2 of the round hole pattern of the WigJig Cyclops for the best of both worlds.  We believe this is the most versatile jewelry jig.
  • 1/16" peg diameter (1.59mm diameter)
  • Comes with 10 metal pegs
  • Great for working with 18, 20 and 22 gauge wire.  Can work with 14 and 16 gauge wire.
  • The Centaur will make almost all of the designs that can be made on either the WigJig Delphi and the WigJig Cyclops.  This jig is excellent for making jewelry wire components. 
  • View template for jig (requires free Adobe Acrobat software.)
  • Uses the metal pegs, Spiral Maker and Super Pegs for the Delphi.
 

Comparisons of Jewelry Making Jigs

Square Jewelry Making Jig
Olympus, Olympus-Lite, or Delphi
Round Jewelry Making Jig
Cyclops or Electra
  • Angles limited to 45, 90 or 180 degrees
  • Can support parallel rows of pegs
  • Angles in 7.5 degree increments including 30 and 60 degrees
  • Can not support parallel rows of pegs

WigJig Centaur Jewelry Making Jig (both square and round patterns)

  • Angles in 7.5 degree increments plus 45, 90, 180

  • Can support parallel rows of pegs

Jig Comparison
Olympus or Olympus-Lite versus Delphi
 
Jig Comparison
Cyclops versus Electra
 

Jig Comparison
WigJig versus Other Jewelry Making Jigs

Select any link above to view comparisons between the components made on these jigs.  Please read our customer testimonials below to see what our users think about our jigs.
 


All of these Jewelry Making Jigs can be purchased with the following accessories:

Since the size of the pegs is different, please be sure to purchase
the accessories that match the size of the pegs for the jig you select.

Extra Metal Pegs Super Pegs Spiral Maker
Metal Pegs Jewelry Making Tool
Items 0115, 0119, 0120,
 0446, 0447, 0450, 0451
WigJig Super Pegs Jewelry Making Tool
Items 0600-0605,
 2694-2705, and 3205 & 3206
WigJig Spiral Maker Jewelry Making Tool
Item 0045 & 0046

 

Customer Testimonials

I am even happier that I previously stated now that I've had some time to 'play' with my new WigJig items.  My wedding project is progressing nicely and it's thanks to your terrific products.  I have to admit that I originally bought the Olympus Lite but was deterred from purchasing the extra pegs because of cost... Well, I bought Beadalon's Jig-a-ma-Thing because it had larger pegs and was so much cheaper.  Yeeaah.  I learned my lesson (and got an earful from my tradesman husband about the importance of having 'quality tools') because the Thing-a-ma-Jig pegs actually WIGGLE and MOVE while you wrap wire.  It does NOT create consistent designs.  So, I might as well have just thrown those dollars out the window!  But, I learned my lesson and now can't say enough about your product:  it is fantastic!  
Lauren (May 2008)

I recently decided to learn how to make jewelry so that I could have unique and special gifts to give to friends and family.  I purchased a WigJig Delphi because I had read the rave reviews about them.  The results that I got from the WigJig are spectacular!  I took a couple of my first pieces to some friends at school just to get a second opinion on my skills and now I am taking orders! 

I also purchased another vendors jig from a local craft store.   I tried to use the other jig, but it was futile, as the designs looked horrible.  (That jig will be going back to the store!) 

Thank you for the great product and website.  Keep up the good work!!!!
Wendy (December 2006)

I recently ordered the Centaur with the Spiral Maker and I love it.  I had one of those aluminum ones with the pegs that kept falling through the bottom every time I picked it up.  I must say that your jigs are much better quality.  I tried some of your patterns after getting my new jig and they were so much easier than the old metal jigs.  Thank you so much for all your free patterns and instructions.
Patti (November 2005)

I recently bought my first WigJig jewelry making tools (I ordered the Olympus Lite and the Delphi) and I have to tell you how much I LOVE them!!  What a difference a quality jig makes.  Initially, I bought an inexpensive jig at a local craft store and was very unhappy with the results I was getting.  (Could I REALLY be that bad at wire work?)  So I ordered your products and the FIRST design I tried came out perfectly.  I just have to say thanks for inventing such a great product and keeping the prices reasonable. 
Mary (January 2005)

Select here to view information on the history of jewelry making jigs.    Select here for What is a WigJig Jewelry Making Tool?

WigJig Developed Jewelry Tools for Making Jewelry by Hand
Direct from the manufacturer pricing!
These aren't cheap tools, they are quality tools at bargain prices!
Please select any picture below to view our price for that item in our Internet store.
We have wholesale prices for these tools for businesses that order three or more of each item.

Jewelry Making Tool Kit by WigJig
WigJig Jewelry Tool Kit
(Item 4000)

Our WigJig Jewelry Tool Kit has the four basic tools required for making jewelry by hand in a convenient nylon wallet.  The items included in this kit are our round nose pliers (Item 4001), our bent chain nose pliers (Item 4002), our chain nose pliers (Item 4007) and our economy cutter (Item 0291) in our vinyl wallet (Item 4008).  Three of these tools are permanent tools that we use ourselves every day.  The economy flush cutter is an inexpensive tool and we recommend that you will ultimately want to replace this tool with our Flush Cutter Ultra (Item 0356). 

Not included in the kit, but also tools that a beginner will want are our fine step jaw pliers (Item 4003), nylon jaw pliers (Item 4004), and bent closing pliers (Item 4005).  These tools are shown below.

WigJig Round Nose Pliers Jewelry Making Tool
WigJig Round Nose Pliers
(Item 4001)

Tips of WigJig Round Nose Pliers Jewelry Making Tools

These round nose pliers provide smaller, finer tips allowing you to make small and delicate wire components.  The jaws are 16mm long.  These shorter jaws have less twist when making loops close to the tips and therefore allow making smaller loops more consistently..  At the tips, the jaws are slightly less than 1mm wide.  This allows you to make smaller loops consistently.  We believe that these round nose pliers provide the best functionality available at any price.  These pliers are 5" long.  (New Low Price!  Formerly $17.95.)

WigJig Bent Chain Nose Pliers Jewelry Making Tool

WigJig Bent Chain Nose Pliers
(Item 4002)

WigJig Bent Chain Nose Pliers Jewelry Making Tool

These bent chain nose pliers have a tip that is 1mm wide.  We believe that this narrow tip is important when grasping a loop to make a wrapped loop.  The jaws of these pliers are approximately 28mm long.  Just like the round nose pliers above, we believe that these pliers provide the best functionality available at any price.  These pliers are 5 1/2" long.  (New Low Price!  Formerly $21.95)



WigJig Fine Step Jaw Pliers
(Item 4003)

These pliers make loops of defined sizes without marking the wire on the outside of the loop.  This is because the flat jaw on the pliers spreads the gripping force and does not mark the wire.  The first step is 1/16", the size of the peg for the WigJig Delphi, Cyclops and Centaur.  The second step is 3/32" the size of the peg for the WigJig Olympus, Olympus Lite or Electra.  The third step is 9/64".  The jaws of these pliers are 27mm long.  If you want to reduce tool marks on your jewelry, we strongly recommend this tool.  We make the initial loop on every  piece of jewelry that we make using these tools.  These pliers are 5 1/2" long.  (New Low Price!  Formerly priced at $14.85)

WigJig Nylon Jaw Pliers Jewelry Making Tools
WigJig Nylon Jaw Pliers
(Item 4004)

WigJig Nylon Jaw Pliers Jewelry Making Tools

We use nylon jaw pliers for straightening wire before we use it to make a jewelry component and for flattening and hardening the wire component after we have shaped it on one of our WigJig jewelry tools.  These pliers are 5 1/2" long.  (New Low Price!  Formerly priced at $19.95)

WigJig Bent Closing Pliers Jewelry Making Tools
WigJig Loop Closing Pliers
(Item 4005)

WigJig Loop Closing Pliers Jewelry Making Tool

These pliers are used for closing a small opening in a loop without marking the wire.  There are grooves in the face of the jaws of these pliers.  These grooves allow you to grip the sides of a loop in a piece of wire without having the wire slip.  Then you can gently squeeze the loop to close any gap.  These pliers are 5" long.  New low price!

WigJig Economy Flush Cutter Jewelry Making Tool
 Economy Flush Cutter
(Item 4006)

WigJig Economy Flush Cutter Jewelry Making Tool

Economy Flush Cutter.  This product is not made by WigJig.  This cutter is just an inexpensive flush wire cutter.  We don't recommend this cutter for serious wire workers.  We recommend our Flush Cutter Ultra (Item 0356) or our Flush Cutter - WigJig (Item 4024) for serious wire workers.  These economy cutters (item 4006) are designed for beginners to making jewelry with wire and beads as an inexpensive way to get started.  The cutter is 5 1/4" long. 

WigJig Chain Nose Pliers Jewelry Making Tools
WigJig Chain Nose Pliers
(Item 4007)

These straight chain nose pliers have flat smooth jaws for grasping and holding wire.  They make a great second pair of chain nose pliers for someone who has already purchased our best chain nose pliers, the bent chain nose pliers shown above.  These pliers are 5" long. 

WigJig Jewelry Tool Wallet for holding your jewelry making tools.
WigJig Jewelry Tool Wallet
(Item 4008)

WigJig Vinyl Wallet with 8 pockets for holding your jewelry making tools.  This jewelry tool wallet is 7 1/2" tall and 14 1/2" long.

WigJig Jewelry Flush Cutter Ultra jewelry making tools.
WigJig Jewelry Flush Cutter Ultra
(Item 0356)

 

This precision-made cutter provides strength in a flush-cutter with a new ergonomic handle. It makes an ultra flush cut that is superb for wire designing. This is absolutely our favorite cutter. Smooth spring return and ergonomic cushion grip handles with induction hardened jaws. 


WigJig Jewelry hammer jewelry making tool.
WigJig Jewelry Chasing Hammer
(Item 0353)

  


Use either face of this hammer to harden and flatten wire (please tap gently on Artistic Wire). The flat face is larger than our other chasing hammer - 1-1/4" inch in diameter. This hammer has a slightly rounded face on the flat side.  We love the rounded and bigger face of this hammer, since it facilitates the hammering of an entire wire design in one hit.  The rounded face also helps to flatten the design, but not mark it, avoiding a "hammered" finish.
  Use of the "peen" side of the hammer will result in riveting of the wire, providing a "hammered" finish. The forged head of the hammer is wedge-mounted onto the hardwood handle.  A top-quality professional jewelry hammer.


WigJig Jewelry anvil jewelry making tool.
WigJig Jewelry Anvil
(Item 2911)

   


This is our lowest priced anvil. Made for precision work, this miniature anvil is drop-forged steel which is then case hardened. Use this tool when hammering wire designs to harden/flatten. A great companion tool to any of our hammers. Great for hardening wire designs for a professional finish. This anvil is made in Pakistan and may have minor surface blemishes (this will not interfere with the functionality of the anvil for hardening wire). Provides a solid and flat surface for hammering wire pieces. Top as well as sides can be used for hammering. Size: 4 1/8" long by 1 5/8" high by 1" wide.
WigJig Flush Cutter w. Magic Spring Jewelry Making Tool
 WigJig Flush Cutter with Magic Spring (Item 4024)

Our WigJig Flush Cutter with the Magic Spring is a new premium grade flush cutter made with specially hardened steel so that it will retain an edge for a longer time.  This cutter is made to cut as flush as possible on one side of the cut wire.  Because of the hardened steel used in this cutter, it is more expensive than our economy cutter, but we believe that it is much less expensive than competing premium quality cutters. 

You can view a side view of this cutter below:

Side View of WigJig Flush Cutter w. Magic Spring Jewelry Making Tool

WigJig Chain Nose Pliers Jewelry Making Tools
WigJig Chain Nose Pliers
(Item 4025)

WigJig Chain Nose Pliers Jewelry Making Tools

These premium quality chain nose pliers have a 4" comfort grip handles similar to our items 4001 and 4002. These chain nose pliers have been made with the thinner tips that are important for delicate work. Superbly polished, made of highest quality steel. Double leaf springs for smooth and comfortable operation. Jaws are flat inside and round outside for a variety of wire designing tasks.  WigJig recommends these chain nose pliers.  They are very similar to our item 4002, bent chain nose pliers, but with straight jaws. 

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Alphabetical List of Jewelry Making Projects

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