The short nose ruffler is shorter than the regular ruffler. It also has a little wider base. It will give your petal a different look. The ruffler, also known as a wire forming tool tool allows you to "crimp" your flowers, butterfly wings, fish fins, animal ears or anything you want ruffled or crimped. Use it in the middle or around the edges to give a ruffled natural look or flowing look. One side of the tool is round and the other side concave. Tool handle color will vary.