Attaching Jump Rings
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.
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.
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).
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.