Product Reviews

Making Jump Rings With Wubbers Pliers - Round, Triangle And Square

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Each pair of Wubbers Pliers has two mandrels in two different sizes. The point of this post is to show how to make a jump ring using the pliers but also the various sizes in jump rings that can be formed between the 4 pairs of pliers that we are offering.

Materials and Tools:
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 18g
Wubbers Pliers - All 4 pairs
Cutters
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers - 2 pairs
 

After coiling the wire, you will need to trim each ring using a good cutter. I used my Soft Flex Professional Cutters on Soft Flex Craft Wire in 18g. Please be warned that this could knick the tip of your cutters. I have not had this happen to me on my pair, but I have seen it happen in heavier gauges of wire. Although Soft Flex Craft Wire is fairly soft, 18g is rather thick.


This is hard to see in the picture, but I wanted to mention that when you use a semi-flush cutter (which most are), you will get a flat cut on one side and a diagonal cut on the other side.


If you flip your cutters over and trim the diagonal cut flat, you will get two sides that meet each other nicely. 
 

It is quick and easy to attach the rings together into a chain. In this case, I attached 6 rings in each of the different sizes.

 

large mandrel
small mandrel

large mandrel
small mandrel


large mandrel
small mandrel

large mandrel 
small mandrel


 Square links on left.


Triangle links on right.

Update! Please note that both the triangle and square jump rings work best if you start and finish in the middle of a side rather than on a corner. I learned this trick after creating this blog post and it can make a big difference in having an even sided triangle or square!

http://eepurl.com/bW_9zj


 
Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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