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Opening and attaching a split ring is easy when you use split ring pliers. Here’s how!
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Split Ring Pliers
We recommend base metal split rings over sterling or gold-filled. The base metal split rings retain their shape better.
Grasp the pliers so the bent nose is at the top.
Align the tip of the bent nose of the split ring pliers with the seam in the side of the split ring.
Push the pliers down so the tip of the bent nose of the pliers slips between the rings.
Slip the clasp into the opening between the rings created by the tip of the bent nose of the pliers.
Release the pliers and rotate the clasp around the ring until it slips inside. This is similar to putting a key on a key chain.
Congratulations! You have successfully used split ring pliers.