After many years of making chainmaille with 2 smooth flat nose pliers, my daughter and I have created a line of jewelry that can be made without tools – you only need your fingers so we have decided to call it Fingermaille™! The first in this new line is this Stylish Bib and Bead Necklace.
The technique for closing these jump rings with your fingers is the same basic technique as with pliers – hold the jump ring on either side, rotate one side towards you, slide on a bead and rotate the jump ring away from you to close it. Apply gentle pressure towards the joint to approximate the ends. I hope you enjoy making this as much as we enjoyed creating this for you!