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How to make your own jump rings

Update (04/17/2916): Blue Buddha Boutique is closing its door permanently. The link to their website (below) is no longer active.

1.

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.

2.

Cut the coil using wire cutters.

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3.

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)

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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.

@k_joyz of AngelicaBrigade

[ This blog post is a part of my Intro to ChainMaille Jewelry Making series ]

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