These things are so expensive and as far as I can tell, aren’t
particularly flexible (eg limited in the size of bangle or whatever
you can run through them)
For the money, would I be better of getting a couple of mini-stakes
and a hammer? Or would it take more than that to be able to form a
Also, many would be woven or braided, so I don’t really want to be
whacking them out of shape when I’m trying to whack them INTO shape.
For something like that, could I manage OK with a little practice
with typical forming tools, or would these pliers really be the
better solution for this type of work?