Who knew that repairing a car and making jewelry would have so much in common? My brother was helping me fix my silver, classic beauty on four wheels, when he asked if I had needle-nose pliers. "My jewelry pliers are needle-nose," I replied. Then he asked if I had side-cutters. Back I went to my supplies and dug out a pair. Finally, he needed another pair of pliers, very fine tips, preferably rounded. Wouldn't you know it, I use those to make intricate loops.
I was amazed that every tool he required, including crimpers, was in my jewelry kit. You can find solutions in the most unique places. You just need to think out the box.