~~3mm ID is ideal for small linking rings and to weave Jens Pind chains.
~~3.75mm ID is a perfect size for Byzantine, Barrel Weave, 2-into-2 chainmaille weaves and is also a good size to connect charms and small pendants.
~~4mm ID is great for more open versions of 2-into-2, European 4-in-1, and mobius flowers.
~~ 18 gauge 7mm ID works with 18 gauge 3.75mm ID to make Linked Loops and Helm Chain
~~ 18 gauge 8mm ID makes wonderful Eternity Earrings
These rings are a wonderful weight because the base metal is copper. First they are silver plated. Then they have a clear coating baked on to prevent tarnishing! They are handmade by me to my exacting specifications.
3mm ID = 5mm OD
3.75mm ID = 5.75mm OD
4mm ID = 6mm OD
18 gauge = 1mm
18 gauge 3mm ID (Inside Diameter)
18 gauge 3.75mm ID
18 gauge 4mm ID
18 gauge 4.5mm ID
18 gauge 5mm ID
18 gauge 6mm ID
18 gauge 7mm ID
18 gauge 8mm ID
18 gauge 9mm ID
18 gauge 10mm ID
18 gauge 15mm ID
18 gauge size mix
They are made from 18 gauge Non-tarnishing Silver Plated Wire. They are wound on a mandrel and SAW CUT with 0.008" rotary slitting saw blade-this means that only a very small amount of the ring is removed which gives you a nice round ring with a very SMOOTH parallel cut.
Next they are tumble washed with detergent and hot water and dried at low temperature; each are hand inspected. Special tools are not required to work with these! I damage 1% on average when making chainmaille.
I love making chainmaile, but was unable to purchase jump rings that met my standards, so I invested in the equipment and started making them myself. Over 40 years engineering experience paid off! I love them! My customers love how they look and how easily they close with hardly a seam!
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