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Opening a Jumpring

by Arbel, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®
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STEP 1
A jumpring is a circle of wire with a split in the middle. To open a jumpring, place a pair of chain-nose pliers or flat-nose pliers on each side of the opening, with one pair positioned at 1:00 and the other at 11:00; open the jumpring by rotating the pliers in opposite directions.

Note: It is important not to pull outwards as you will ruin the shape of the jumpring.
STEP 2
To close, reverse the motion matching up the ends of the jumpring.

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