Hello, I'm confused... If you cut jump rings and tumble them,
don't they always get tangled?
They only get tangled if your coil was loose enough to allow the cut
rings to slip into each other. (Did that make any sense?)
With large, thin jump rings (like 20ga 5mm) it’s pretty difficult to
avoid tangling - you need a very steady hand when coiling. But
chunkier rings (either heavier gauge or smaller ID) behave
themselves much better. I have very few tangling problems with my
commonly made sizes.
If you’re only making a few jump rings at a time, you could always
thread them onto a piece of wire before tumbling. That makes it
really difficult for them to tangle and also makes them easy to find
if you’re tumbling with media. I don’t bother since I’m usually
tumbling at least a cup of rings at a time. No wire, no media, no
I hope that helps!
-Spider (jump ring perfectionist)