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Picture of Making Jump Rings With Knitting Needles

I wanted to make jump rings the other day and I had wire, but I wasn't sure what to wrap it around to make them. You can really use any object that is round, but if you want a specific size or many in a specific size, you need to be more picky about what you use. I was looking around and saw my knitting needles, and thought duh. These are a specific size, they are long (you can make a lot of jump rings at once), and they are easy to hold. They work great for making a bunch of jump rings in a single, specific size at one time.

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Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies

Pretty self-explanatory, but you need:

  • the wire you want to use to make jump rings
  • knitting needles
  • something to cut the wire, I'm using wire cutters, if your wire is thicker, you might need something stronger

Also, it can help if you have something to hold the wire to the knitting needle. I used the leather thimble I made ages ago.

Dr_PaulDW4 months ago
Quick, easy and reproducible. Thank you for a great idea and instructable!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Dr_PaulDW4 months ago
Thanks for checking it out :)
23mkroberts4 months ago
Clever idea! lol I always need jump rings but didn’t know you could make your own - this is helpful!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  23mkroberts4 months ago
Thanks! Yeah, I always needed them and would buy all kinds of different sizes but now I can just make what I need when I need it in so many sizes too :D