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
    I love buying from Chainmail Joe

    Posted by Sharon Finnecy on Feb 21st 2024

    This is my go-to place for my jump rings. My shipment always goes into the mail very quickly, and I have never had a problem with my orders. One thing that I especially like is the fact that the information regarding the rings is always clearly marked on the packets...seller's name, color (if anodized), approximate number of rings, gauge and size, as well as the AR. The only things not included are the wire diameter and the ID, but since the AR is shown, those two measurements are not really necessary. Thank you for being so thorough!

  • 5
    Great quality and easy for beginner

    Posted by KY on Feb 18th 2024

    The jump rings were great quality and very easy to practice with for a beginner. I also bought pliers from chainmail Joe and lobster clasps. I highly recommend!

  • 5
    Great quality and fast shipping

    Posted by Amanda O on Feb 10th 2024

    I’ve purchased A LOT of rings in the last 12 years of making Chainmaille and recently I have been purchasing quite a few from Chainmail Joe. The quality and consistency of the rings I have received have exceeded my expectations. My orders have all been correct and they have always shipped very quickly. I will definitely keep coming back.

  • 5
    Perfect rings

    Posted by Krystal Minton on Jan 29th 2024

    If you haven’t ordered from here, you are missing out

  • 5
    Bright Aluminum Rings

    Posted by Terry L. on Dec 18th 2023

    I enjoy using the 14 gauge rings. They are a little harder to work with, because of the strength of the rings. They make beautiful bracelets and necklaces. I wanted larger ring to make jewelry for men. The rings are perfect for those jewelry pieces.

  • 5
    Quality & quantity

    Posted by Luke Dangeleisen on Dec 4th 2023

    The BA rings from chainmail Joe are my favorite. My first project and nearly all others use rings from you guys

  • 5
    Bright aluminum rings

    Posted by Cathy Deaubl on Nov 27th 2023

    Since getting back into chain mail decided to try bought rings instead of making my own. I have bought from Chainmail Joe several times and I'm very pleased with every purchase. The rings are clean, have good openings and there are very few miscut rings.

  • 5
    bright aluminum rings

    Posted by Lisa Branham on Nov 27th 2023

    These rings are the best! The prices are excellent, shipping is very quick and rings are of excellent quality. I will not buy rings anywhere else! Thank you so much!

  • 5
    Everything I order is the best

    Posted by Cindy on Nov 15th 2023

    Love them