Attaching Jump Rings


Step 1

Use the tips of two chain nose pliers to grasp the sides of a jump ring, with the opening of the jump ring facing up between the two pliers.

Step 2

Laterally twist each side of the jump ring in opposite directions to open the ring.

Note: Do NOT pull outwards on the jump ring as it will weaken the metal and distort the circular shape of the ring.

Step 3

While still holding the jump ring with one of the pliers, slide the stamping blank(s) onto jump ring. Then drape chain over the opened ring (if applicable).

Step 4

Laterally twist the jump ring back with tension to close. Moving the ring ends passed each other a couple of times until both ends touch.