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Q.
Could you please explain how to make jumprings? What do you use to cut them?
- Vivienne
A.
To make your own jumprings, tightly coil your wire around a jumpring mandrel at the desired width. Remove the coil. Use flush-cutters to cut away one loop at a time, keeping your pliers at a 90 degree angle so your jumprings end up with flat or ''flush'' ends. After cutting all of the coils apart, go back through them and trim the ends so your jumprings close cleanly.

To achieve a flush cut, turn the flat side of the cutters toward the end of the wire that remains. The part that is cut off will have a pinched or pointy end.

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