Awls: All About Beading Awls & How to Use Them
What is an awl tool?
While they are used for various sorts of crafts, including bookbinding and woodworking, awls are perfect for many purposes in beadwork.
Paired with a hammer, the awl makes a great hole punch tool. All you have to do is slam the awl into the surface being pierced.
Alternatively, if you have a bead that needs to be removed from your work, an awl is a good way to solve the issue. Just stick the sharp end inside the bead and keep going until the bead breaks off.