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Jewelry Making Tutorial: How to Make Jump Rings

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Jewelry Making Tutorial: How to Make Jump Rings

I make most of my own jump rings in my studio because I get just the right size and thickness for my project at hand. The humble jump ring is easy to overlook, yet much is asked of it in jewelry design. As a connection between design elements which allows for movement, its placement and proportion can make or break a jewelry project. The perfect jump ring, that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, is well worth the investment in time and effort. Here's how to make them. Start with a mandrel. I'm beginning with an old nail. I keep a selection...

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