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Make Your Own Jump Rings

Mar 2, 2008
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Designer: Howard Siegel
Published: March 3, 2008

Howard Siegel offers this tutorial on an affordable way to make your own jump rings with 18g wire. The rings he makes in this tutorial were used to make the Chinese Stretched Knot Chain that can be found in Step by Step Wire Jewelry's Spring 2008 issue. Note: this file has been updated to include a short tutorial on fusing silver at the end of the project. This will help you finish the project.

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LeonaB@4 wrote
on May 29, 2008 9:23 AM

Thank you, Howard! You certainly make it look easy! When I was doing silversmithing, I often wondered why we had to use solder. Your way is SO MUCH simpler and neater.


KathyC@103 wrote
on Jun 30, 2008 3:34 PM

Thank you so much for the very clear directions.  Where can I locate the jewler's saw frame that you use in the tutorial?  


tbrnet2b wrote
on Jul 10, 2008 12:52 PM

Hi Mr. Siegel!

Thanks for writing this fine tutorial to make jump rings!  It is very well written with very nice pictures!

Anonymous wrote
on Jul 21, 2008 4:47 PM


  I'm just new with all of this, and that was presened very well.

norma@45 wrote
on Jul 30, 2008 3:11 PM

I am new and want to know what a v block is. Otherwise it sounds pretty straight forward. Thank you

on Aug 6, 2008 10:10 AM

I'm sorry.... this is probably a stupid question...two of the questions above about jewelers saw and V block...where can I find the answers to these questions?

sandwood wrote
on Dec 8, 2008 5:39 AM
The list of need to know people is growing. KathyC, KathyN and Sandra (I feel so third wheel not being a Kathy!) need to know where to obtain these items of jewelers saw and v-blocks.
Harmony@5 wrote
on Dec 13, 2008 10:32 AM has the saw and I think the V thing. The saw is listed at 16.75 for the frame and then the blades come in different thicknesses and run about $4+ . However the V-block I saw in this tutorial has an additional piece that you slide the coil down against before you cut. I don't know where to find that one. Also I know what a clothes pin is but I m confused as to what he has modified it to be, what it should look like and how to exactly use it. Can someone explain to my thick head? Thanks JHarmony
Linn@6 wrote
on Aug 3, 2009 11:55 AM
Hi all, I have tried to find the v block tool that Mr. Siegel used in his jump ring making without success. Does any one know where to buy or how to make one. Thanks Linn
on Oct 14, 2009 6:55 PM
always want to learn something new---Gail