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Opening and Closing a Jump Ring

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A great jewelry-making basic is how to correctly open and close a jump ring. It’s important because when you do it correctly, your beading projects are stronger and are less likely to break. They will also look more professional.

This video shows you how to use jewelry pliers to correctly open a jump ring. I am using my old pliers so you can see that your tools don’t have to look fancy to do the job.

One thing I didn’t emphasize in the video is that you don’t have to open the jump ring very wide–just enough to slip on your beads or connectors. The less your jump ring is distorted, the better.

Happy viewing and write to me in the comments section if you have any questions!


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Compact and Friendly

The first two great things about beading are; 1.) It takes up very little space in your home, and 2.) you can bead and still be social with your family and friends. You don’t have to “go away” or have a special room to bead, you can bead in your lap. And this allows you to sit in front of the TV and make things.

This also means that you don’t have to give up your creativity to be with your family or vice versa. You just can’t say that about every creative activity!

In fact, if you have kids and you sit down to bead in front of the TV, they’ll probably want to join you, and wouldn’t that be nice? Read More→

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