Update (04/17/2916): Blue Buddha Boutique is closing its door permanently. The link to their website (below) is no longer active.
Coil a length of wire onto a cylindrical object.
I wanted to make 9.0 mm jump rings; so I used this 9.0 mm knitting needle as a mandrel.
Cut the coil using wire cutters.
And … you’ve got your jump rings.
BUT, as you can see … the edges of these homemade jump rings aren’t very smooth.
(That’s the reason I no longer use homemade jump rings to create my jewelry)
Let’s compare them with these saw-cut premium quality professionally-made jump rings I bought from Blue Buddha Boutique:
But, you can either cut or file those edges to make them smoother.
[ This blog post is a part of my Intro to ChainMaille Jewelry Making series ]