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Learn how-to open & close jump rings in #TechniqueTuesday with Myléne from MillLaneStudio and then make her gorgeous Dangling Cluster Earrings.


  • How to open and close a jump ring. How To Open And Close Jump Rings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick up the jump ring with the opening at the top.

  • How to open and close a jump ring. How To Open And Close Jump Rings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a pair of chain nose pliers in each hand, grip the jump ring between 2 and 3 o’clock on the right hand side and between 9 and 10 o’clock on the left.

  • How to open and close a jump ring. How To Open And Close Jump Rings - Step 3
    Step 3

    To open the jump ring, move one hand towards you and the other away from you (as if you were opening a door). Add your component.

  • How to open and close a jump ring. How To Open And Close Jump Rings - Step 4
    Step 4

    To close the jump ring, do the reverse but as you come back towards the centre, push each side in slightly. Go backwards and forwards once or twice past the centre point, still pushing inwards until you hear the jump ring “click”. This is when you will know that the jump ring is properly tensioned.

  • How to open and close a jump ring. How To Open And Close Jump Rings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Check the opening at the top and keep adjusting it back and forth until it is properly aligned.

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CP
CP · Freehold Township, New Jersey, US
Pictures were very nice and clear. Best tutorial I have seen on this topic!
MillLaneStudio
MillLaneStudio · 21 projects
Thank you Carol. I appreciate the feedback.
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