The jaws will grasp any gauge wire firmly and with even pressure. You can then wrap the wire around over both jaws to form oval jump rings. Spacing the jaws further apart or closer together allows you to make either smaller or larger rings depending on your needs. This tool is also great for making figure eights in wire which can then be used as an element in a design, as a link in a wireworking design or as the loop end of a clasp.
In addition to these pliers, there is another pair of parallel action pliers with larger barrels which form larger elements and components. Both pliers work the same way.
- Sandra Lupo, Jewelry Designer and Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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