4 Easy Jewelry Tool Tips for Beginners | Michaels

4 Easy Jewelry Tool Tips for Beginners | Michaels

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Make it Easy Jewelry Tips How to open a jump ring Do not pull open the jump ring. This weakens and distorts the metal by creating an unappealing ring shape. Use a twisting motion only to open the jump ring. How to attach a lobster clasp. Open the jump ring. Slide a lobster clasp onto your jump ring. Close the jump ring. How to use a crimp bead. Slide a crimp bead and a closed jump ring onto stringing wire. Fold the wire end over the jump ring and thread it back through the crimp bead. Pull it tight against the jump ring. Flatten the crimp bead. String beads onto the wire. Slide another crimp bead and the jump ring with a lobster clasp attached onto the wire. Form a loop and thread the wire back through the crimp bead. How to wire wrap. Grasp the wire about 1/4 inch above the bead and bend it at a 90 degree angle over the top of your round nose plier. Wrap the horizontal wire around the vertical part of the wire a few times, until you get to the top of your bead. Trim the wire and smooth the end against the vertical wire.

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