A bead reamer is a handy tool for jewelry makers since beads sold in bulk often have holes that are inconsistent, crooked or too narrow. Featuring interchangeable metal tips, this simple tool allows home crafters to smooth or widen bead holes to suit any string, chain or wire.
While some customers may want a small unit on hand in case of emergencies, others may use the tool regularly to customize beads for various projects. Increase sales by stocking a variety of bead reamers to suit different skill levels and needs, and:
1. Sell economical manual bead reamers for crafters who don’t plan to use the tool for high-volume applications.
2. Offer battery-powered bead reamers that are not only simple to use, but are also easily portable.
3. Promote electric bead reamer models for jewelry makers who customize beads often.
Display small bead reamer models crafters can use to grind through beads manuallySelling manual bead reamers at lower price points will allow customers to purchase more than one. Many crafters keep one in their home workshop and another in their tool bag to take to in-store classes, for example. Instruct users to keep the tool's bit and the bead wet while working to preserve the bit's diamond coating and lubricate the bead to reduce chipping.
Stock battery-powered bead reamers that are durable and portableCrafters who want the bead reaming process to go faster will appreciate a battery-operated model, since they're easier to push through than manual models. However, remind customers to only go halfway through the bead before turning it and pushing through the opposite side to prevent cracking.
Suggest electric bead reamers that adjust beads quickly and efficientlyElectric bead reamers are ideal for jewelry makers who work with beads often and frequently adjust them to fit specific wires and findings. Because the sharp tool works quickly, advise customers to affix the bead to a self-healing mat or foam pad with a bit of putty. Keeping the bead secure means, they won't risk injury by holding the tiny object.
- Consider holding product demonstrations to teach customers how to use bead reamers safely and effectively. They'll appreciate learning how to widen bead holes in a way that prevents them from wasting tiny or costly high-end beads.