Learning how to open and close jump rings properly is one of the most basic and fundamental of all jewelry making techniques.  I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me about jump rings!  How do I get them to close properly?

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Step 1: Grasp both sides of the jump ring with a pair of pliers in each hand.  The gap should be pointing upwards.

Step 2: Pull forward with one pair of pliers while pushing backwards with the other.

Your open jump ring should now look like the picture above.

To close the jump ring, reverse those steps.


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Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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