Tuesday, 21 February 2017

How to open and close a jump ring

Something I am constantly asked in various ways is how to handle jump rings.  Many people pull the ends apart and then can't get them back into the correct shape.

There is a very simple little trick - and it is dead easy.
The tools you will need are 2 pairs of pliers - it does not matter if they are Snipe / chain nose (pointed) ends or flat ends - they do need to be flat on the innerside of the plier jaws - not crimp pliers or cutters.


OR - you can use 1 pair of pliers and a jump ring opener

And this is what you do - - do NOT grab hold of each side and pull them apart.

Take hold each side of the open bit and twist sideways.


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