What Is The Best Quality & How To Keep Jump Rings Together?

by Edie Cornelius
(Dallas, Tx)

I have started making button jewelry and am currently getting my findings at local craft superstores.

My problem is that the quality of the jump rings, and linked chains look cheap. And some of the silver coating on the jump rings flake off when I open them.

I don't want to spend alot of money, but what else am I supposed to do? What is the best brand or type of non sterling findings?

Also, how can I make sure my jump rings stay together? I have had to repair several pieces I have sold which is embarrassing...

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Make Your Own Jump Rings
by: Anonymous

You may find it easier even though time consuming, to make jump rings yourself. That is what I do, because I've had that exact trouble.
Hope this helped a bit!

Making Jump Rings
by: Silken

Hi Edie,
I agree that making your own jump rings is the best way to ensure you are getting rings of the quality & strength that you need.
An oval jump ring is more likely to stay together that a circular one.

Jumps are easy to make with a pair of round nose pliers & try Niobium if you don't want to use silver.

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