Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jewellery Know How Video - Jump Rings

In my last post, we took a look at the humble but mighty jump ring. It really is the "glue" that holds your jewellery together. The step by step photos and instructions show you how to open and close jump rings and talks about the magical "click" you hear when a correctly tensioned jump ring closes. But no matter how good the photos are at showing you how to do it, you will never be able to hear that click. To remedy that, I've uploaded a short YouTube video so that not only can you see the process but you can also hear that magical "click". Check it out below. So if you want your jewellery to be strong and secure, just follow this simple tip and you'll have jewellery that never falls apart again! 'Til next time..... If you can't get enough of My Tutorials and you want even more inspiration,  click here to find my books and printable pdfs ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jewellery Know How - Opening and Closing Jump Rings

Have you ever experienced the dreadful moment when your trendy store-bought jewellery has fallen apart and the beads have SCATTERED ALL ACROSS THE FLOOR?   Was that a YES?! I can see it now... you're scrambling to the floor trying to gather all the beads before they roll into every unreachable nook and cranny in the room. All the while, you're worrying that someone will slip on the beads and fall... crunch! to the ground.  You never want to experience that moment, especially when the culprit was probably a poorly closed jump ring.  So let's take a look at the jump ring, the humble jewellery finding that connects all your components together . Jump rings are used in all sorts of situations in jewellery making: Use them to: attach dangling elements such as charms; connect two components together, like a stringing material to a clasp link a number of them together to form a chain They are the workhorses of jewellery making... they might not be the focal point of your jewell...