Closing jump-rings effectively

I am attempting to make some earrings using irridescent plastic or acrylic comets threaded onto jump rings.
I am having a dreadful time trying to close the jump rings sufficiently so that the very thin plastic does not fall through.
I have varying thicknesses of jump rings in various sizes, but am having very little success with this project.
I am not using sterling silver. Should I perhaps look at some sort of soldering technique to achieve what I want?
I would be grateful for any help.
Daisy
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Daisy
Have you considered wire-wrapping? (Soldering Sterling silver with silver solder would melt the plastic.)
Georgia
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Georgia
When you are opening the jumprings are you just pulling them apart or are you pushing one side away from you to open the gap?
Part of the problem may be the material you are using and part of the problem may be how you are opening and closing the rings.
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Barbara Forbes-Lyons
I agree that wire wrapping may be the solution. You can also buy something called split rings. Split rings are like miniture key ring structures. Kathy H Good Luck.
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Kathy
There is also a product that I have seen, but not used, called a "locking" jump-.ring It's a jump ring with a small metal tab that you crimp to close.
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crusty521

I do open and close rings by using two pairs of pliers and pushing away and toward myself when opening and reverse when closing. I never hear a snap as the ring closes - but this may be because the rings I am using are not high quality.
I have now resorted to a tiny spot of clear craft glue (E-6000) and this is working, even if it is slow and clumsy.
Cheers Daisy
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Daisy
On Fri, 28 Jul 2006 13:15:32 GMT, "Kathy" wrote:
Thank you Kathy - I have a collection of split rings but these won't work with the very thin and fragile plastic comets I am using. I have found a temporary solution by using a spot of clear craft glue, but hope to get a more permanent solution soon!
Cheers to you
Daisy
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Daisy

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