What is a Jump Ring?

If you are new to jewelry making or not a jewelry maker at all, the term “jump ring” will most likely not ring a bell as to what it is exactly. It is not a ring that you jump through. Jump rings are used in jewelry making to connect other jewelry components such as beads, earring hooks, etc.

Jump rings come in a variety of materials and sizes just the same as beads and other jewelry making components. They are an essential piece to the jewelry making process. You will see the term “jump ring” early in your exploration of jewelry making and most likely very soon will have a collection of jump rings in different sizes and materials.

Jump rings are extremely useful as well as appealing to the eyes when incorporated into a jewelry design. The most important part to a jump ring when assembling jewelry is to be sure it is closed properly or else your beads and other jewelry components with dangle right off the ring.

Jump rings are like “staples” to the jewelry artisan. It is a good idea to have a supply of every size you like using in jewelry as well as the different materials such as silver, gold, antique copper, silver plated, gun metal and so on.

You can find jump rings anywhere you are looking for jewelry making supplies as they are a basic supply unit.

A jump ring is a jewelry component used to connect other jewelry components together for a finished piece of jewelry.

Written by: Connie Limon
Carmilita’s Earrings: https://carmilitaearrings.etsy.com3 piece bead set pink

Author: connielimon2014

Bead Jewelry Artisan, mother of one daughter and grandmother of two grandsons, daughter of Korean War Veteran.

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