Bead Buddy Jeweler's handy hole punch. Makes 1.5 mm and 2 mm holes in flat metal. Great for putting holes in coins for jewelry.


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Sometimes you just want to make holes in stuff, right? This gizmo is awesome for putting holes in coins. I've used it to make buttons out of pennies. It could also be used to put holes in coins for jewelry.

The Bead Buddy will make either a 1.5-mm or 2-mm sized hole in soft metals. Maximum thickness depending on metal type. Because this tool is strong, metals too thin may warp the metal as you are making the hole. Any thicker than 3 mm and it may not be strong enough to get through the metal. I personally haven't found a metal that is too thin. As long as a metal is too strong to be used with a standard craft punch, it seems to work with the Bead Buddy. The tool has a limited reach, so keep in mind that a 1.5 mm hole can't be further than 12 mm from the edge, and a 2 mm hole can't be further than 6 mm from the edge.

Also works well with plastics, leather, and wood. Easily makes holes for pendants, charms, discs, and more.

On coins and other harder metals, it takes a bit of force and patience to make a hole. You will want to use a folded cloth on the screw handles for protective padding as you turn. This tool actually removes the center of the hole as a small disc, so you may actually find a use for these tiny, punched hole inserts. Punches from thinner metals look a lot like 1:12 scale miniature coins, which is what I've used them for.

*Please note that the package may have some tears and bends in it, but Bead Buddy is new in packaging.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions


I require contact within 14 days of receipt if you wish to return an item. Please view photos and read descriptions so you know what you are getting when you order. I do want you to be happy with your purchase. If your order is damaged or wrong in any way, please contact me via email, and I will make it right. In some cases I will simply ship you a new item. In some cases I will provide a shipping label for return.

Order preparation time

I don't list an item unless it is ready to ship. I always attempt to ship items the next business day after an order is placed. Please allow me three days at the most, as there are times when "life happens", and I am unable to ship your order the next day.

Shipping options

A few of my items are able to be shipped in a regular first-class envelope. If it can be shipped this way, I will offer it. Most items ship via USPS Ground Advantage, which is usually the least expensive option, and has tracking and insurance. This can take from 2 - 7 business days to arrive. However, there is an option to pay additional for 2 - 3 day Priority Mail shipping, if you choose.

Custom and personalized orders

I do accept custom requests on some of my items. In the case of a custom order, I will let you know the estimated time it will take me to fill your order, and if there will be any additional charges.

Regarding the pricing of my artisan-crafted items

Some of my creations are priced higher based on the time it took me to build or customize them. As an artist, I do not try to compete with the price of mass-produced items. My artisan-crafted items are priced for their uniqueness - waiting for that perfect owner. In all honesty - some of the pieces I create, I can barely stand to part with, so I set a price that makes me feel better about letting them go. I want them to go to someone who might appreciate them as much as I do.

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