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    Question How do you make No Solder Jump Rings???

    Hi Guys, i came across these No solder Jump Rings on Etsy.
    I didn't know such things existed! Lol
    Anyone know how they're made, without the need to solder them?

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    Same as any other jump ring you just don't solder them, they will not be as secure as the soldered variety.

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    Can’t comment on those ones but I make jump rings from 1mm hard wire which stand the test of time as long as you sawcut really neat edges, not snip cut. They need 2 pairs pliers to fit
    I don’t see how you’d even get a tight join in the Etsy ones tbh there isn’t a flat end on any of them. Any jump ring you can open by hand needs to be soldered. You’d probably need to buy some to see if they are telling the truth. You don’t say how big either, the smaller they are the stronger I have found them to be
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    Make your own, by having a high wire-thickness to jumpring-diameter ratio.
    Make textured ones by using twisted square wire.
    Don't buy those illustrated, unless you are a fan of wonky. Dennis.

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    you can also make fused jump rings without solder

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    I find this so funny - ALL jump rings are no solder unless you choose to solder them after closing, and then they become closed rings.

    Sadly the ones in the picture will never look good as they've been horribly badly cut and the ends cannot possibly meet accurately.

    As Sheen says, there's always the option of fusing, but the results are not good with sterling - argentium is a much better bet. And you still need to be pretty careful if you're joining things that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Make your own, by having a high wire-thickness to jumpring-diameter ratio.
    Yes, this seems to make sense.
    I have tried making jump rings with 2mm round wire, but found it so hard to coil the wire around a mandrel.
    Obviously, there's an easier way of doing it?
    Forgive my ignorance. I normally just buy jump rings, but as i now need thicker ones which are pretty costly... wanted to try making my own.
    Thanks for all your replies by the way.
    Last edited by silvermagpie; 17-02-2019 at 04:19 PM.

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    A jump ring using wire of 2.0mm in diameter is also known as a wedding ring.

    Jump ring sizes from 4.00-6.0mm o/s diameter become very resistant to opening using 0.9mm wire.
    If you have only a few to make, and a box of assorted twist drills (drill bits), the stems of those make useful mandrels.
    The secret is to use a fine saw blade, say 6/0 to cut thruogh the wire after winding it.Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Make your own, by having a high wire-thickness to jumpring-diameter ratio.
    Make textured ones by using twisted square wire.
    Don't buy those illustrated, unless you are a fan of wonky. Dennis.
    I agree with Dennis. Make your own is the way to go, you get to choose what to make, when to make it and learn the art of sawing your own, plus it costs less. I hated it at first, but now its something I love doing.. I get my music on and away I go...
    Jules

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvermagpie View Post
    Hi Guys, i came across these No solder Jump Rings on Etsy.
    I didn't know such things existed! Lol
    Anyone know how they're made, without the need to solder them?

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    Didn't I read s.where this can be done with fine silver?
    I've never tried though

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