Bright 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") Aluminum Guide
Ring Size Aspect Ratio #Rings/unit
of measure
Recommended for:
20SWG 7/64" ID 3.1 ~1500/OZ,
~
6000-1/4LB
JPL(Jens Pind Linkage), Jelly Cubes(Japanese 8 in 2)
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,
~
6600-1/2LB
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 20SWG 1/8")
20SWG 7/32" ID
6.4 ~750/OZ,
~
6000-1/2LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2)
20SWG 1/4" ID 7.4 ~650/OZ,
~
5200-1/2LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2)

 

18SWG(1.2mm/0.047") Aluminum Guide
Ring Size Aspect Ratio #Rings/unit
of measure
Recommended for:
18SWG 1/8" ID 2.6 ~700/OZ,
~5600-1/2LB
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,
~7200/LB
European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Round Mail
18SWG 1/4" ID 5.3 ~400/OZ,
~6400/LB
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,
~5600/LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2)
18SWG 5/16" ID 6.8 ~325/OZ,
~5200/LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2), Dragonscale(with 18SWG 3/16"), Helm Chain(with 18SWG 3/16")
18SWG 3/8" ID 8.4 ~263/OZ,
~4200/LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2)

 

16SWG(1.6mm/0.063") Aluminum Guide
Ring Size Aspect Ratio #Rings/unit
of measure
Recommended for:
16SWG 5/32 ID 2.6 ~300/OZ
~4800/LB
Japanese 4 in 1/Jelly Cubes
16SWG 3/16" ID 3.0 ~285/OZ
~4600/LB
JPL(Jens Pind Linkage)
16SWG 7/32" ID 3.5 ~250/OZ,
~4000/LB
Byzantine, Barrel Weave, Vipera Berus, Orc Weave
16SWG 1/4" ID 4.0 ~225/OZ,
~3600/LB
 European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Sweet Pea, Round Mail, Elf Weave
16SWG 9/32" ID 4.5 ~200/OZ,
~3300/LB
 European 4 in 1, Box Weave, Round Mail
16SWG 5/16" ID 5.0 ~185/OZ,
~3000/LB
 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,
~2300/LB
European 6 in 1, European 4 in 1, Box Weave, King's Mail(European 8 in 2), Kinged Vipera Berus
16SWG 7/16" ID 7.4 ~125/OZ,
~2000/LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2)

 

14SWG(2.0mm/0.0787") Aluminum Guide
Ring Size Aspect Ratio #Rings/unit
of measure
Recommended for:
14SWG 15/64 ID 3.0 ~131/OZ,
~2100/LB
JPL(Jens Pind Linkage)
14SWG 1/4" ID 3.2 ~125/OZ,
~2000/LB
Japanese 12 in 2
14SWG 9/32" ID 3.6 ~112/OZ,
~1800/LB
Byzantine, Barrel Weave, Vipera Berus, Orc Weave
14SWG 5/16" ID 4.0 ~100/OZ,
~1700/LB
European 4 in 1, Sweet Pea, Elf Weave, Dragonscale(with 14SWG 1/2")
14SWG 3/8" ID 4.8 ~90/OZ,
~1450/LB
European 4 in 1, Half Persian 4 in 1
14SWG 7/16" ID 5.8 ~80/OZ,
~1300/LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2), Kinged Vipera Berus, Full Persian 6 in 1, Dragon Back
14SWG 1/2" ID 6.6 ~70/OZ,
~1150/LB
European 6 in 1, King's Mail(European 8 in 2), Dragonscale(with 14SWG 5/16")
14SWG 5/8" ID 8.5 ~57/OZ,
~900/LB
Captures, Mobius, Rain Chains

-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.

  • These Bright Aluminum rings are made of Aluminum Alloy 5356, which contains 5% Magnesium and makes for a much brighter finish than regular aluminum and doesn't oxidize(little to no blackness ruboff vs regular Aluminum). There are very few people with aluminum allergies, and they do not contain Nickel.
  • Aluminum is easy to work with, is light, and still quite strong! If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
    chainmailjoe@gmail.com

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Reviews

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by Abigail on Feb 12th 2024

    Product is exactly as advertised. These are perfect for my project :)

  • 5
    Bright Aluminum Rings

    Posted by D Harrison on Jan 23rd 2024

    Bright Aluminum rings are excellent product. Ships in quick time and arrives when expected. Thanks Joe!!

  • 5
    Very happy with the rings I have purchased over the years.

    Posted by Tom Mott on Dec 15th 2023

    Very great rings and excellent service.

  • 5
    Perfect for European 4-in-1

    Posted by Jacob New on Dec 9th 2023

    I've bought several pounds of these rings from Chainmail Joe and they are by far the best quality rings I have ever bought. Worth every penny in my opinion.

  • 5
    Beautiful

    Posted by Sally on Nov 17th 2023

    Beautiful rings that are cut so precisely that closed rings are practically seamless. I love working with these rings.

  • 5
    ring heaven

    Posted by Joseph Byrd on Oct 16th 2023

    chainmail joe is my go to guy for aluminum rings. they are always so shiny and you can’t beat the bulk prices and quick shipping