How To: Use a jump ring jewelry making tool

Use a jump ring jewelry making tool

Brenda shows us how to use a jump ring tool as a part of beading techniques. The jump ring tool can be used in place of two pairs of pliers to easily open and close the jump rings. First place the jump ring tool on the index finger of your non-dominant hand. You will notice that there will be more slots and you need to choose the best one that fits the jump ring that you are using. Use a pair of pliers to position the jump ring on the slot on the tool with the opening of the jump ring just outside the slot. Open the jump rings by moving the pliers upward or downward. Do not pull the jump ring into a C-shape but keeping it in its original O-shape. Move it slightly past the part held stationary by the jump ring tool. Once the jump ring has been added to your design simply repeat the steps now moving the open end back towards the stationary part of the jump ring tool.

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