Bright Aluminum Rings - By The Ounce

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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
    Bright aluminum jump rings

    Posted by Roni WELTON on May 29th 2024

    The quality and pricing are excellent.

  • 5
    great customer service !

    Posted by nomi on May 28th 2024

    helped me cancel an incorrect order and came promptly!! package was great too

  • 5
    jump rings

    Posted by Regina on May 27th 2024

    wish I bought more

  • 5
    Bright aluminum jump rings

    Posted by Roni WELTON on May 27th 2024

    The price is right, The quality is excellent, And the AR is accurate.

  • 5
    Always pleased!

    Posted by Sharon Finnecy on Apr 17th 2024

    The rings are always consistent in size, and are briht ans shiny. Very pleased. Rings are always shipped very quickly. Would still really like it if the one-ounce bags also came sliped inside their own zip-lock bags so they could be contained once the sealed package is opened. :o)

  • 4
    bright rings

    Posted by GLENN MILLER on Mar 26th 2024

    I liked the rings and ordered more of different sizes.

  • 5
    Had a few bugs on the 14g rings. Other than that they were great.

    Posted by Janet Lockhart on Mar 25th 2024

    The rings were great. And received them in just a few days.

  • 5
    Jump rings

    Posted by Jeanine Musaraca on Mar 13th 2024

    I Love Chainmail Joe ! Easy to order and fast de,ivery . I have never been dissapointed with there product or Services.

  • 5
    bright aluminum rings

    Posted by Billy on Mar 1st 2024

    like them a lot, make jewelry lighter and and good quality