Jewellery Jump Rings and Split Rings
To create handmade jewellery, you need a number of jewellery findings, and these can include everything from chains to bead caps, as well as rings that help to secure the jewellery clasp to the necklace. Jump rings and split rings are types of findings that slide onto a clasp and secure your accessory, or they can be used to add charms to pieces like bracelets or necklaces.
What Are Some Jump Ring Metal Options?
One way to select the right jump ring for your project is to choose the right metal. You'll want to pick the metal that matches or corresponds the jewellery you are making for a polished look. Some options to consider when selecting a split ring include gold, silver or bronze rings. Coloured rings include gunmetal, which is a shiny, dark grey shade, or black, which works with costume jewellery pieces or with cords of the same colour. Stainless steel is another option and provides a durable, strong jump ring.
What Sizes Do Jump Rings Come In?
Size matters when it comes to jewellery, and the right findings should correspond to the size you need for your chain, clasp and other supplies so that everything fits together properly. Jump rings and split rings are sized by millimetres, and some common sizes include 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 10mm and 12mm. You'll also need jewellery pliers to attach the rings to your jewellery.