Jump Ring Hint

When you open and close jump rings, twist ends instead of "ovaling" them.

This keeps their round shape better, which makes them easier to close neatly and securely.

Many people find it easier to grip jump rings with round-nose pliers, but smooth flat-nose and chain-nose pliers make it easier to grip your jump ring without leaving tiny dents. For best control, try using a pair of chain-nose pliers in one hand, and a pair of bent flat-nose pliers in the other hand.

Oct 27th 2021 Rings & Things Staff

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