Now it's time to make jump rings. There is no need to be intimidated. Using bail making pliers, mandrels, a dowel or a pencil... whatever you have on hand in the right size. Because you have already drawn out your design, you know exactly how many jump rings to make. Working directly from the spool, wind 18g wire around your mandrel, corresponding to the number of jump rings you need. Using your flush cutters, cut your jump rings from the coil, making your cuts on the flush side of the cutter to get smooth jump rings.
Pro Tip: When you use flush cutters to make jump rings, as opposed to a jeweler's saw, there are often burrs and rough spots. Use needle files to smooth those out. It makes the jewelry more comfortable to wear and adds a professional look.
Pro Tip: If you are trying to get your jump rings to close completely and make a smooth butt joint, you might have to file the inside cut edges, a need file will work great for this. If you need to solder your jump rings closed, a smooth join is necessary.