It has been some time since I have created an entry for the Blog. Reason being that I did not want to write just anything, it had to be relevant and of some use to you all. I finally decided on a topic, that being the JUMP RING ;')
One of the most versatile and undervalued component in jewellery making!
I always have a huge stock pile of jump rings available to me in all sizes as you never know when one will be the right answer to a problem.
I use them to attach chain to my pieces and also to end chain and attach a clasp, I feel it gives a much more finished feel.
|Used here to cover crimp bead|
I also use them to hide crimps at the base of a horseshoe protector, not only does it add interest it covers the scratchy crimp and wears better( I find) than crimp cover balls.
|Connecting two beaded sections together|
|Large Etched jump rings make a feature of these earrings|
|Used in this piece to form a Spiral chainmaille detail|