Jump Rings for Jewelry Making

Here is another essential finding that designers use for jewelry making – jump rings. Jump rings are small and sometimes may seem hard to deal with because they come in a variety of sizes and uses. So I have decided to dive a little more about kinds of jump rings there are for you to use for your jewelry making journey.

Jump rings links and join your designs together. And also you can use jump rings to make chainmaille as well. There are many ways to go about chainmaille. you can have a whole variety of tutorials if you go and look for the tutorials.

Jump rings come in different materials. For example, we have here gold jump rings, brass, steel, sterling silver and so on. With these different colors and materials, you do not need to think of ways to color the rings to suit your jewelry making designs.

You can also find soldered and open jump rings. Soldered ones are also known as closed jump rings are solid rings without a opening or a seam. These jump rings are the ones which you have to use a pair of pliers to cut them open if you want to make them open jump rings.

Soldered/Closed Jumpring

Soldered/Closed Jumpring

 

 

There are also non metal jump rings such as nylon and rubber jump rings! These rings are more flexible and also fun to use.

Oh! Rings

Oh! Rings

Nylon Jumpring

Nylon Jumpring

 

Though the basic shape of jump rings are round, there are also different other shapes like oval, triangle and heart shapes!

Oval Jumpring

Oval Jumpring

Triangle Jumpring

Triangle Jumpring

Heart Jumpring

Heart Jumpring

Round Jumpring

Round Jumpring

With these different shapes, you can be certain that these different shaped jump rings will add on to the lovely designs that you have in mind!

On the other hand, you can make your own jump rings with wires which you can just wrap around a mandrel or a pen, according to how big the jump ring you want it to be.

Steel jumpring and wire-wrap mandrel

Steel jumpring and wire-wrap mandrel

 

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