Oval Jump Rings

By on February 12, 2016
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by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com

Wire Jewelry Tip for February 12th, 2016

Oval Jump Rings

by Albina Manning

Today we have a great tip from Albina Manning.Take a look at this quick and easy idea for using oval jump rings instead of round ones.

Albina says:

Albina Manning

Oval jump rings are a great alternative to round jump rings. These rings are ideal for connecting clasps, charms or beads to chains.

 

1. Need a mandrel to make your own oval jump rings? Use a set of two the same size knitting needles, and wrap your wire around them.
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2. Carefully remove coil and cut evenly with sharp flush cutters (double- flush cutters work the best).

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 Voila!  Now you have your own Oval Jump rings.

 

If you love this and want to see more tips from Albina, click to see her Chain Card and Wire Organizer tips.

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4 Comments

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    Janis Capraro

    February 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you-what a great help this will be!!!!

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    Roger

    February 12, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I tape the knitting needles together to stop them flopping about then use a fine jewellers saw carefully between the needles. The result is a good oval and the ends of the jump ring are square ready to be soldered.

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    Maurine Humphreys

    April 25, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks for the information. that is great. I’ll be practicing this.

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    Terrie Bodine

    May 25, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I love the idea of making your jump rings around the knitting needles. However when I take them off the knitting needle they spring open and semi uncoil so that they are hard cut. Is there a secret to sawing them so all the saw cuts are on one side ?

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