Required Tools – Closing a Jump Ring

Closing a jump ring is a pretty easy process requiring few tools.  I suggest that you use two smooth jawed flat nose pliers.  You can find them in my store here.

Here’s my tutorial by my daughter on how to open and close a jumpring

Why do I suggest smooth jawed flat nose pliers?

  • Flat Nose because the large flat surfaces will hold the jump ring securely
  • Smooth jawed because pliers with teeth scratch jump rings

What if the jump ring is bigger, smaller, thicker, thinner, ect?  There are flat nose pliers that work perfectly for each of those situations.

For very large heavy jump rings (14 gauge 5mm ID) I prefer these.

For a medium size jump ring (18 gauge 3.75mm ID) I prefer these.

For small jump rings (22 gauge 3mm ID) I prefer these.

Not sure what ID means?  You can learn all about how I measure my jump rings here.

Here is MY tutorial on how to open and close a jump ring

 

One thought on “Required Tools – Closing a Jump Ring

  1. I have watched many videos on jump rings. As you may remember, working with YOUR jump rings is very easy. NOW I need to listen to the click. I am a perfectionist and using your jump rings gave me an OK that is good. But I can do better.
    I have never put a design together and made my first bangle for a friend’s friend
    This was the sea, gone fishing theme.
    I am eagerly awaiting my jump ring order because I have two more bangle bracelets to finish. I thank you again, evelyn hornyak

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