There are lots of ways to make jump rings.Â Time is money, and it makes sense to buy base metal average size rings rather than make them. But sometimes you need a special size you can’t buy or you just need a few sterling or gold rings and don’t want to pay inflated prices for them..
The easy way to make them is with a dowel or mandrel, wrap a coil and cut it with a saw. You could use double flush cutters-but they are hard to find. Flush cutters leave a pinch of wire on one side which means you spend more time filing down the rings.
Â If you want to make rings in bulk, its better to get a tool. I got to use one and I’d LOVE the jewelry tools fairy to bring me one someday.Â The Jump Ringer Tool from Connie Fox is GREAT tool but pretty pricey!Â A moreÂ affordable tool is the Koil Kutter.Â Â Either would be a nice addition to a jewelry studio work bench.
By Barbe Saint John