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Jump Ring Alternatives

Q. When I attach a pendant to a necklace with a jump ring, I have a problem with it coming off the beading wire. There seems to always be a tiny little space that the wire slips through. Suggestions?


A. Jump rings do have a tiny space where they connect that can fall off the wire. One thing that might help is making sure you're opening/closing them properly. Never pull the ends directly apart from each other, but turn them open like a door on a hinge. Alternatively, you could use a split ring or you could use a bail instead. They're more secure and add a decorative touch as well.

-Katie Hacker for Beadalon