How to Weld a Box Chain With and Without Jump Ring Permanent Jewelry Tutorial

How to Weld a Box Chain With and Without Jump Ring Permanent Jewelry Tutorial

In this video, I share with you the techniques and tips for welding a box chain – with and without the use of a jump ring. A box chain is made using a flattened wire that is shaped into square links, giving it a boxy, elegant and minimalist look. If the links are large enough, you can simply loop a jump ring through the last links (just as you would with any rolo or cable chain) and weld. However, if the jump ring is just a little too thick to fit into the links, you can enlarge the links by reaming with any thumbtack. If the chain is very fine, you can use a second technique of welding without a jump ring. 

Tip – cut the chain from the direction where you can see the hole of the link. This will ensure that the two sides of the cut will fall off easily and you are not compressing the sides of the jump ring together. Always make sure there are no loose cuttings before welding. When the chain is fine, this is harder to see, so it is important that you cut in the correct direction and brush off any loose bits you cannot see.

Will you give this welding method a try?

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