I'm still debating whether it's any cheaper to make my own pearl chain, but even with the easy looper tool, it's time consuming. Cut the wire, put it into the looper, make the loop, add a pearl, and repeat, repeat, repeat...or just buy it already made! When it's on sale it's a no brainer. It's easy to open the links and use smaller sections for earrings or intervals on a longer chain necklace. Even great for pearl tassles!