How to Use Lock-In Jump Rings

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Designer: Julie Bean
Learn how to use lock in jump rings to tightly secure clasps, charms, and other jewelry components when creating your designs. These jump rings have a special built in locking system which will not come undone when properly fastened. These are a great choice when you want a permanent connection.
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Hi. This is Julie with and today I want to show you how to use lock-in jump rings. I've pulled an assortment here. You can see they come in all different finishes. They come in oval shapes rounds, they come in twist. A whole different choices for you to chose from. Lock-in jump rings give you a firmer hold than traditional jump rings in that they have an actual locking mechanism built into the design. It looks like this where on one end you have a post protruding upward and on the other end you have a little hole for that post to go into. They're really easy to use. I'm going to show you how to do so right now. You're going to grab the jump ring in your hand between your index finger and your thumb. You're gonna open the jump ring the same way you'd open a traditional jump ring. Create a large enough gap place your object on. I've got half of a toggle clasp here. Just going to slide that on. Now I'm going to hold this again. Move that side back into place until my edges aligned. Now I'm just going to ever so gently squeeze the jump ring together until that post is aligned with the hole. and at that point I'm going to take my chain nose pliers and crimp my jump ring. You can see right there, it might be a little hard to see on the camera but the post has actually gone up into that hole. This jump ring is now locked and that's not gonna go anywhere. That's how you use a lock-in jump ring. Go to for all of your beading supply needs!

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