I have a confession to make. I have way too many scissors. I don't know about you, but I love buying scissors. There is just something about getting a new scissors and using it for the first time. I have a problem and I know it. I own so many scissors and they each have their specific thing I use them for. If I see a cool new pair (or pretty pair) of scissors, I'm probably going to buy them.
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I won't show you my whole collection. It's quite large, but I will share with you the ones that I keep in my bead box all of the time. The ones that are with me every day. The ones I use the most.
So let's dig in.
This pair is the one I've had the longest. I have no idea when or where I got this pair of titanium scissors. It use to have a little cover, but that broke long long ago. It has been abused for many years and I mostly use it to cut loose threads and itchy tags out of clothes. I first bought it to use with my beading, but it has since been retired from that (though there are times where I can't find another scissors and I use it to cut beading thread).
This one I bought because it's pretty. I know that was a pretty lousy excuse to buy a scissors, but like I said before, I have a bit of a problem. It's cheap and not the best around, but it has it's uses. And also look at how colorful it is
Here is one I bought about a year ago, not really a scissors, but it cuts thread, so it counts. This one seems to have a bit of a learning curve to use because the first few times I could not get it to work. I just made a mess of things. But I'm happy to report that I have gotten the hang of using it and it does come in handy at times. The best part is this one you can take on a plane without worrying if it will be confiscated. So if you travel a lot, this is a big perk
This pair right here is one of my favorites for trimming around my bead embroidery. It is uber sharp and the tip is so tiny (and also super sharp) you can get into any tight space. I went through a few different scissors before I found this one. It's amazing on how close I can get to my embroidery. If you do any type of embroidery or even quilting, this is an amazing scissors.
Now if you are like me, you probably cut a lot of fishing line for bead work. You know what fishing line does to scissors. I use to use a pair of kid scissors and they worked just fine. But they still dulled over time and I was really looking for something a bit smaller. I found two that I really have been digging on
First is this little pair of blue handled ones. They are specifically made for fishing line and have a serrated edge. They are well made, small, and cut like a dream. They also were super cheap. I think they cost me around 2 dollars, which is about what you'd pay for a pair of kids scissors. I high recommend these guys.
My second most used scissors is this pair right here. I love these so much. They are also made for fishing and have a serrated edge. Since they are made for fishing, they hold up to repeated cutting of fishing line. They are also really small and, my favorite part, you can lock the blade. What a great feature. They even come with a retractable clip, so if you are always loosing your scissors, you can slip them on and they are always right there. I really love this pair. I use this pair almost everyday. They have never met a thread they couldn't handle. This is my top rated scissors.
And of course, if we talk about scissors, we should probably talk about thread burners. I have a few of these, but of course I absolutely love this one made by Berkley for fishing (all the best tools are made for fishing). Why do I love this one? Well like all the scissors we talked about, it's made to be abused. It's made to be used in wet, dirty conditions. It's made to be tossed in a tackle box. So that means it's going to hold up really well. And my favorite thing about this one is the retracting tip. Which means you can use it one handed. No dropping everything so you can take the cap off to use it. It comes with reusable tips and take two AAA batteries (I use rechargeable ones). This is a highly recommended item for any beader.
If you notice I do seem to gravitate towards things made for fishing (fireline, scissors, burners, etc). It's just going to be made to withstand more abuse and things made for fishing are usually a lot cheaper in price. So if you are looking to save a bit of money, they are a perfect investment.
So those are just a few of my scissors (that's right, I didn't even share my whole collection). What is your favorite scissors? Have you tried any of the ones I have? Do you have something you cannot live without? I'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and let me know about your favorite scissors.
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