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« on: November 05, 2009 08:11:34 AM »

So I couldn't sleep last night due to a tooth ache and to kill time I was trying to finish a bracelet I've been working on. I made some jump rings using pliers that weren't quite working out.
So I googled how to make jump rings and found this nifty website:
http://jewelrymaking.allinfoabout.com/features/makejriing.html
I tried using a nail in place of the "wig jig" but I had trouble holding onto the wire as I wrapped and getting it straight and tight. So I had this nifty idea:

I took a block of wood, a metal piece with three holes, and a nail with the desired size for the jump rings. I used the metal piece to secure the nail to the board, and dilled two holes in the block of wood and threaded the wire through it. For extra security, I also used the screws holding the metal piece to the wood and wrapped the wire around them. From there, I was able to coil up the nail really easily and quickly. I also switched the nail out for different sizes. See?


Here are the plier made jump rings:

And my new and improved ones:

Hope this helps other wire-wrapping challenged individuals Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009 08:17:55 AM »

very cool
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009 09:52:18 AM »

Excellent contraption you got there.  Very clever.  Homemade jigs usually get the job done faster and better than anything else.  Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 10:03:41 AM »

You clever thing! I'm pretty sure I have stuff around the house to do this and I could definitely use it!
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