Jump rings must be opened and closed correctly to ensure that they retain their original shape.
Jewelry jump rings are used extensively in chain maille and beaded jewelry making and are most important not only for joining items together but in giving hand made jewelry a strong and neat finish.
Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, chain maille jewelry and charm bracelets are items that may use a lot of rings in their construction.
It is most important that rings retain their shape so that the jewelry creation is neat and well finished.
When opening rings they must not be pulled apart as it will not be possible to close them correctly.
The following stages should be followed to ensure that the shape is retained and that the ring is closed properly.