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Jumpring Jewelry

By Stephanie Girdlestone
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Got jumprings and a clasp? You've got a delightful necklace or bracelet just waiting to be made. Learn linking techniques to turn the humble jumpring into the star of the show.

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STEP 1
Open each jumpring in one package. You will always want to open each individual jumpring in the package, as you need them. Open using pliers on each side of the split in the ring, rotating each side away from the other.
STEP 2
Make a 2x2x2 chain.
STEP 3
Add a single jumpring to a set of two jumprings on one end; this will be the end you attach to your clasp later, and will be considered the 'bottom' of the chain. Flip the top set of jumprings down, one to each side.
STEP 4
Separate the second set of jumprings, making sure the top set stays separated. This should create a ''flower'' type formation, exposing the bottom curve of the top set of jumprings (the ones you flipped in Step 3).
STEP 5
Pick up an open jumpring from Step 1 and ''scoop'' up the bottom curved part of the top set of jumprings. Close the jumpring. Add a second jumpring next to the first and close.
STEP 6
Attach 2 more jumprings to the new set of jumprings and repeat Steps 4 and 5.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 4 and 5 until the design is the desired length.
STEP 8
Attach a clasp at the bottom end.

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