Topics: Securing Jump rings

How do I get jump rings to close securely and stay closed? Several have come loose, allowing the attached object to come off and be lost.

- Carol
You can solder the jump rings closed with easy solder and a butane torch, or reference the "Opening a Jump Ring" how-to video and illustrated instructions.

When I'm working with heavy-gauge jump rings (I recommend you work with the heaviest possible), I repeat the closing motion three times, moving the ends of the jump ring ever slightly inward, to nearly overlapping, as I move back and forth. This motion creates tension in the jump ring and forces the ends to push inward.

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