Jump rings are often crucial jewelry components to our jewelry designs. They have all kinds of uses such as securing clasps and connecting charms. I receive a lot of email about jump rings and they are also a very common topic on the Jewelry Making Forum.

Here is an example of the type of emails I receive concerning jump rings:

Every time I use jump rings, they become disconnected, and the bracelet, etc falls off. How can I make sure the ends are closed with no space left?

Disconnected jump rings – what a disaster!

This is a typical example of how important a jump ring can be because it literally makes or breaks a jewelry piece. Two elements that are necessary for ensuring your jump rings stay closed are quality and technique. These are equally important to jump ring security.

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