Learning how to open and close jump rings properly is one of the most basic and fundamental of all jewelry making techniques. I can't tell you how many times people have asked me about jump rings! How do I get them to close properly?
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Step 1: Grasp both sides of the jump ring with a pair of pliers in each hand. The gap should be pointing upwards.
Step 2: Pull forward with one pair of pliers while pushing backwards with the other.
Your open jump ring should now look like the picture above.