If you’ve followed my site for any length of time, you might have heard me going on and on about my quilling tweezers.
I don’t know how many times I’ve written “I don’t know how I could have done this without my favorite tool” or “This would have been so much harder if I didn’t have my quilling tweezers”.
They truly are essential to the craft.
But how do you know which ones to buy?
Today, I’m going over the pros and cons of some of the most popular brands on the market. Here is my very honest quilling paper tweezers review!
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When you use tweezers for quilling, it’s almost like having an extra hand.
Tweezers allow you to reach into tiny places, pick up mini coils, and be more precise in your quilling.
The first pair of tweezers that I fell in love with is the fine-pointed purple set from Quilled Creations. I’ve raved about them many times before. You may have seen them in other tutorial photos!
Quilled Creations’ tweezers are lightweight and are about 5 inches long. They are very easy to squeeze and don’t require much effort.
These babies are sharp!
I have definitely accidentally poked myself in the leg a time or two when I’ve dropped them. But those thin ends really allow you to get into tight spaces without disrupting the coils.
The drawback to these is that the ends are starting to bend a bit. This may be from overuse or how I store them.
Another great option is from Quill On.
I love the fresh green color of these tweezers!
They’re both about the same size as the same length as the Quilled Creations pair. And, again, the fine tipped pair is very sharp. So far the tips of these seem to be holding up a little bit better.
Here’s a quilling tool tip –
If you keep your tools in a cup or jar like I do, the tips might get dull when they bang around in the bottom. Try placing a piece of sponge or a ball of paper towel in the cup first to make a cushion and help your sharp tools stay in their best shape!
The self-closing pair of quilling tweezers acts like a clamp. Use it to keep shapes together or even to offset the center of a coil. So helpful!
The last quilling paper tweezers that I’m reviewing is the bundle from Lake City Crafts.
Lake City Craft’s tweezers come in a group of four.
This includes a fine tip, an angled pair, self-closing tweezers, and also one with flat ends. I have had this set for almost a year, and I hate to admit I don’t know what the flat ended pair is used for.
I have to say, these are my least favorite tweezers. While I love the rainbow stripes, the metal is very strong and needs a bit more muscle to squeeze than my other tools. The thicker metal tips also mean that the ends sometimes get caught up in my coils and ruins the centers. I also don’t think they close tight enough which makes picking up paper almost impossible.
Although I don’t love them, they’ve gotten good reviews. Everyone has different preferences. Lake City also offers a fine tip pair of quilling tweezers with a curve on the end. I haven’t tried these but the ends so look pretty thin, so they might be something to think about.
There are more quilling paper tweezers available, but these are from the most popular quilling tool companies.
No matter which pair you choose, quilling paper tweezers really are one of the most useful tools you can have when practicing your craft.
If you haven’t added one to your tool kit yet, I promise you won’t regret picking one up!