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Buying Rings by the Ozt

By Aislyn Bryan December 2, 2014 7900 Views No comments

To order a troy ounce of any ring size....

1) Navigate to the desired ring size
2) Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says Rings per Ozt
3) Enter that number as your quantity

Direct to Ring Navigation

By Aislyn Bryan December 2, 2014 5897 Views No comments

The most direct path to a given ring size is to type its name in the search box like this:

16g/4.5mm rd ss

That means 16 gauge wire, 4.5 millimeter mandrel, round wire, sterling silver

Legend - Key to Abbreviations

By Aislyn Bryan September 13, 2014 8717 Views 3 comments

We use abbreviations in our product descriptions in order to convey a lot of information in a small space. This legend spells them out.

What Can I Make with These?

By Aislyn Bryan September 11, 2014 7685 Views 2 comments

Want to know what that ring size is good for?

1. Click on Shop-by-Weave (top of page)

2. Filter your way to the mystery ring using the left column of the page.

For example, if you have 16g/7.0mm round rings, select from the filters on the left side of the page like this:

Shape: Round
Gauge: 16g
Mandrel: 7.000mm

Why Professionals Buy Our Rings

By Aislyn Bryan May 21, 2011 15697 Views No comments

Note: The following information is meant for people who are in the business, or plan to be in the business, of making and selling jewelry that utilizes maille techniques. This article consists of very specific business advice delivered quite bluntly. Personally, I much prefer the truth to anything sugar coated and I try to treat others as I want to be treated. If you're trying to get a business off the ground in a competitive industry during a tough economic period, you don't need sunshine and rainbows, you need honest, insightful business advice from people running successful businesses. I'm giving you that, but the advice of anyone who sells what he or she is advising you to buy should always be closely scrutinized. With that in mind, I'm speaking very bluntly to make it easier for you to scrutinize my points and judge them for yourself.

Closing Rings Seamlessly

By Aislyn Bryan May 14, 2011 8486 Views No comments

When closing a ring, your goal is to create tension in the metal to push the two ends of the ring against each other, ensuring the tightest possible join.

The tension you create in the metal by pushing the ends past one another will keep them pressed tightly together when you've lined them up to meet evenly. If the ends don't line up perfectly the first time, repeat the procedure in smaller increments until they do.

The Role of Aspect Ratio in Design

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 8533 Views No comments

An aspect ratio of 3 or less indicates a fat ring with a small inner diameter (ID), like a donut. The smaller the ID, the stronger the ring; the fatter the wire, the stronger the ring... so a small aspect ratio means a very strong ring. A large aspect ratio of 5 or more indicates a....

 
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