I bought these in order to create small clay circles from PMC. I have some small cutters but they have a seam where the metal closes and this leaves a mark which needs to be smoothed. These dont. and they are small enough to cut tiny circles, useful to use to hang focals etc. The little gadget that comes with it is for pushing the clay circle through. I rolled this into a ball and mounted it onto sterling silver wire to give myself an attractive headpin. I guess they are pricey for what they are, but then if I were to have to visit a hardware store to buy several pieces of tubing to make my own then that would cost more. I will use these regularly so all in all a good investment.
This set of 9 brass miniature circle cutters designed and made by Joy Funnell is not just adorable but also so versatile! If you've taken one of Joy's workshops, chances are you've used these for one thing or another.
Use them with any type of metal or polymer clay to cut out tiny circles or holes in wet clay, create uniform balls or donuts to reinforce holes, and for stone setting.
The set includes 9 different size cutters (2mm - 10mm) and a separate wire plunger for pushing wet clay out. It all comes packaged in a tiny plastic pot that won't take up much room in your tool kit at all!
Cutter sizes included:
In Joy's own words:
"My very own set of tiny round cutters! I got so fed up trying to find the right size little cutters for stone setting etc that in the end I decided to have my own sets made :D Thin walls or thicker walls? Both have their uses. Mine have slightly thicker walls. You know when you cut out a load of little discs of clay and then you try to lift away the excess clay and half the little discs come up too??? Yup - I bet it's not just me that happens to! The wider edges of these tubes help the little discs stay down. I like to give them a little twist as I cut too :D"