HOW TO USE SPLIT RING PLIERS

Many people see these funny looking pliers and are not sure what they are used for, or struggle with flying split rings as they try to pry them open with chain nose pliers. Well those days are over. In a few simple steps you can learn to use the incredibly simple split ring pliers and start using split rings for those bead projects that need a little extra reinforcementSplit rings make for a more secure connection between jewelry components. In this tutorial we demonstrate how to properly use a split ring pliers to open a split ring and how we then attach the ring to a clasp.

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TUTORIAL

Split Ring Pliers

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Split Ring
Clasp

TOOLS NEEDED:

Split Ring Pliers

Tip: I recommend base metal split rings over sterling or gold-filled. The base metal split rings retain their shape better.


Split Ring Pliers top and side view


STEP 1

Grasp the Split Ring Pliers so the bent nose is at the top.

Grasp the Split Ring Pliers so the bent nose is at the top

STEP 2

Align the tip of the bent nose of the Split Ring Pliers with the seam in the side of the split ring.

Align the tip of the bent nose of the Split Ring Pliers with the seam in the side of the split ring.

STEP 3

Push the Split Ring Pliers down so the tip of the bent nose of the pliers slips between the rings.

Push the Split Ring Pliers down so the tip of the bent nose of the pliers slips between the rings.

STEP 4

Slip the clasp into the opening between the rings created by the tip of the bent nose of the Split Ring Pliers

Slip the clasp into the opening between the rings created by the tip of the bent nose of the Split Ring Pliers

STEP 5

Release the Split Ring Pliers and rotate the clasp around the ring until it slips inside. This is similar to putting a key on a key chain.

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