Anodized Aluminum Rings - BULK

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How to find the right ring size:

First, decide the chainmail weave you want to make:

20SWG(0.9mm/0.0354") Anodized Aluminum Guide
Ring Size Aspect Ratio #Rings/unit
of measure
Recommended for:
20SWG 1/8" ID 3.5 ~1250/OZ,
~
5000-1/4LB
Byzantine, Barrel Weave, Vipera Berus, Orc Weave, Celtic Visions(with 20SWG 3/16")
20SWG 9/64" ID 4.0 ~1125/OZ,
~
4500-1/4LB
European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Sweet Pea, Round Mail, Elf Weave
20SWG 5/32" ID 4.4 ~1000/OZ,
~4000-1/4LB
European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Round Mail
20SWG 3/16" ID 5.3 ~825/OZ,
~
3300-1/4LB
European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Half Persian 4 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2), Kinged Vipera Berus, Full Persian 6 in 1, Dragon Back, Candycane, Celtic Visions(with 20SWG 1/8")

 

18SWG(1.2mm/0.047") Anodized Aluminum Guide
Ring Size Aspect Ratio #Rings/unit
of measure
Recommended for:
18SWG 1/8" ID 2.6 ~700/OZ,
~2800-1/4LB
Japanese 4 in 1/Jelly Cubes
18SWG 9/64" ID 3.0 ~625/OZ,
~2500-1/4LB
JPL(Jens Pind Linkage)
18SWG 5/32" ID 3.5 ~600/OZ,
~4800-1/2LB
Byzantine, Barrel Weave, Vipera Berus, Orc Weave, Celtic Visions(with 18SWG 1/4")
18SWG 3/16" ID 4.0 ~500/OZ,
~4000-1/2LB
European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Sweet Pea, Round Mail, Elf Weave, Dragonscale(with 18SWG 5/16"), Helm Chain(with 18SWG 5/16")  USED FOR SCALEMAIL SIZE-SMALL
18SWG 7/32" ID 4.6 ~450/OZ,
~3600/1/2LB
European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Round Mail
18SWG 1/4" ID 5.3 ~400/OZ,
~3200/1/2LB
European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Half Persian 4 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2), Kinged Vipera Berus, Full Persian 6 in 1, Dragon Back, Candycane, Celtic Visions(with 18SWG 5/32")  USED FOR SCALEMAIL SIZE-MEDIUM
18SWG 9/32" ID 6.2 ~350/OZ,
~2800/1/2LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2)
18SWG 5/16" ID 6.8 ~325/OZ,
~2600/1/2LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2), Dragonscale(with 18SWG 3/16"), Helm Chain(with 18SWG 3/16")

 

16SWG(1.6mm/0.063") Anodized Aluminum Guide
Ring Size Aspect Ratio #Rings/unit
of measure
Recommended for:
16SWG 3/16" ID 3.0 ~285/OZ
~2300/1/2LB
JPL(Jens Pind Linkage)
16SWG 7/32" ID 3.5 ~250/OZ,
~2000/1/2LB
Byzantine, Barrel Weave, Vipera Berus, Orc Weave
16SWG 1/4" ID 4.0 ~225/OZ,
~1800/1/2LB
 European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Sweet Pea, Round Mail, Elf Weave
16SWG 9/32" ID 4.5 ~200/OZ,
~1650/1/2LB
 European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Round Mail
16SWG 5/16" ID 5.0 ~185/OZ,
~1500/1/2LB
 European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Half Persian 4 in 1, Full Persian 6 in 1, Dragon Back  USED FOR SCALEMAIL SIZE-LARGE
16SWG 3/8" ID 6.2 ~145/OZ,
~1150/1/2LB
European 6 in 1, European 4 in 1, Box Weave, King's Mail(European 8 in 2), Kinged Vipera Berus

 

14SWG(2.0mm/0.0787") Anodized Aluminum Guide
Ring Size Aspect Ratio #Rings/unit
of measure
Recommended for:
14SWG 5/16" ID 4.0 ~100/OZ,
~850/1/2LB
European 4 in 1, Sweet Pea, Elf Weave, Dragonscale(with 14SWG 1/2")
14SWG 3/8" ID 4.8 ~90/OZ,
~725/1/2LB
European 4 in 1, Half Persian 4 in 1

-Smaller wire gauges like 20SWG come in much smaller ring sizes, and so can be more difficult to weave with since it's hard to see what you're doing.  Big wire gauges like 14SWG come in bigger ring sizes, which makes it easier to see what you're doing but are physically harder to manipulate.  If you're not sure which gauge you should use initially, it's a good idea to pick the middle gauges like 16SWG or 18SWG as they strike a good balance between strength, size, and ease of use for most people.

Aspect Ratio:

-Once you've decided which wire gauge to use, you can pick the ring size(s) you need based on each ring size's Aspect Ratio.  Aspect Ratio(AR) is the most important factor when picking ring sizes because every chainmail weave design has it's own AR number requirements, as well as it's Ideal AR.  The Ideal AR value for each weave is found by trial and error until a weave has both sufficient flexibility and aesthetic “tightness.”

AR=Inside Diameter/Wire Diameter(+Springback - blade kerf)----  For example 16SWG 1/4" ID would be:
(1/4")0.25/0.063(16SWG)=3.97, then we round up to 4.0 after accounting for a very small amount of springback when they are coiled. then minus a tiny amount accounting for saw blade kerf.

The Ideal AR value for each weave is found by trial and error until a weave has both sufficient flexibility and aesthetic “tightness.”  Generally speaking, if a weave is too tight/not flexible with a certain ring size, a higher AR is needed. On the other hand, if a weave is too loose/not holding its shape, a lower AR is usually needed. If you are a beginner, we'd recommend the higher end of the range of AR's as they can be easier to work with.  

You can find each ring size's Aspect Ratio(AR) next to each ring size in the charts above.

  • Ring counts are approximate based on weight, and counts can vary from batch to batch and color to color, so be sure to order plenty for what you need for a single project at a time!
  • If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
    chainmailjoe@gmail.com

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Reviews

  • 5
    Best Aluminum Rings Ever

    Posted by Kevin Lyth on Apr 3rd 2024

    I have been ordering almost exclusively from chainmail Joe for years, and I am never disappointed with the quickness of the rings being shipped, and the quality of the rings purchases! I will be a CJ fan for life!

  • 5
    Top Tier Rings

    Posted by Josh Perry on Mar 2nd 2024

    I have been ordering rings from Chainmail Joe for a year or two now, and they have become my favorite go-to rings in that time. My only wish is to expand some of the colors and options even further! My most recent shipment included a "top up" of OD Green, which has apparently changed colors since the previous batches. The new color is much closer to yellow than the old one. It is probably closer to what people think of as "OD" actually, but I do like BOTH colors and now wish they were each available.

  • 5
    Outstanding anodized BA rings

    Posted by Jeff Baker on Feb 14th 2024

    I ordered 5/16"-16 gold anodized rings. When they arrived they far exceeded my expectations! They are saw cut perfectly, no deformations, and the color is consistent throughout the entire order. I'll definitely order more from Chainmail Joes!

  • 5
    Bulk Rings

    Posted by Nivie's Monster Shop on Jan 18th 2024

    I have gotten a few different colors from this company, all have been stunning in pigment. The ring quality really is great.

  • 5
    AA rings

    Posted by Kit M on Dec 30th 2023

    Arrived quickly and well packaged. Ring colours are uniform and thick, with no chipping or cracking. Will definitely be buying more (just placed another order). Thank you!

  • 5
    Excellent products!

    Posted by Kari Coykendall-Millard on Dec 15th 2023

    As a beginning chainmailer, i'm so incredibly happy to have found this company! The beginners kit is awesome and explains different sizes of jump rings and step by step mailing. As someone who is physically disabled and decided to try a new hobby i highly recommend this company and their products. You can only knit so many scarves before you go insane! The jump rings are easy to use, look beautiful when a project is finished, and all the colors available in different sizes are a treasure trove to look at! The pricing for the jump rings is very affordable, especially with a very limited budget like mine. I wont be using any other company for my new hobby, i stumbled upon the best one right away!

  • 5
    Absolutely Fantastic

    Posted by Alyssa S. on Dec 6th 2023

    I love ordering the bulk packages for colors/sizes I use frequently. Great quality rings with amazing color and super fast shipping.

  • 5
    Aluminum jump rings

    Posted by Jenise on Dec 5th 2023

    Best quality!

  • 5
    Anodized Bull Rings

    Posted by Dusty Simmons on Nov 22nd 2023

    I love these rings and will continue to buy more ! ❤️ ⛓️