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« on: April 04, 2004 05:04:59 PM »

Hi, i'mmaking a bracelet similar to the picture below and need toknow where can I find small metal/steel rings like the ones in the bracelet pictured below

http://www.sblades.com/ID-P35.php
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2004 06:01:55 PM »

That is awesome!! I would love to make a mail shirt! A mithril one Wink  Wink

My dad is a mad fisherman and he has stainless steel jumprings, I wanted to pinch a few and he swore at me Angry Heaven forbid if anyone touches the sacred fishy stuff!  Smiley
Anyway, you could try a fishy place, I don't know how big you can get them but you can get ones bout 5-6mm.
Try a hardware store in the chain section. maybe you can get a chain that is round rings and you can just pull it apart.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2004 06:31:51 PM »

Ok i found a fishy site after a quick look

http://www.roscoinc.com/prod_buttrings.cfm

I love those necklaces! and some of the headresses are so beautiful. Gonna have to get some rings myself i think Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2004 11:00:08 AM »

These guys have all things metal related from silver to base metals (brass, copper, nickel,  iron, etc.) http://www.metalliferous.com.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2004 09:45:54 AM »

Great site for the supplies
http://www.steelweaver.com/
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2004 01:50:46 PM »

My bro once made a whole chain mail tunic and coif (we called it his knitting, since my mom and I knit)  He made the rings himself by wrapping heavy gauge wire around a wooden dowel and then cutting the spiral into individual rings.  I think he even had a special contraption with a crank attached to the dowel to make the winding easier.  but he had to make a lot more rings than you'd need for that bracelet.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2004 09:45:08 AM »

Chain maille making supplies are on ebay.  You can abuy bags of rings in different sizes and material.  but like all things on eBay...sometime you can find a deal, sometimes not.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2004 04:26:22 PM »

Chain Mail is something my husband and I have just started working on/in.  I'm the crafter, he's the one who comes up with the crazy notions.

Anyhow, I made one of those handflowers with some nickel silver rings I bought from a chain mail loose links supplier and some eyepins and beads I had sitting around.  It wasn't too hard working from a photo. 

Now to the down side of buying loose links.  It took literally 2 months for the links to be shipped.  They were not expensive but shipping charges for something as heavy as that kind of thing is not cheap. 

With that notion in mind, I was at OSH and I bought a pair of heavy duty snips ($15.00) and some 18 gauge wire in copper ($2.00) and steel (.99) and wrapped and cut myself some rings.  This is what I learned.  The copper was totally worth it.   It wrapped and cut easily and was in my hands ready to go in minutes.  The steel was HARD to wrap and HARD to cut.  If I was doing a lot of it, I'd opt to pay someone to do it rather than do it myself...actually I'll probably trick my husband into doing it  Roll Eyes- seeing as he is so Strong and Capable of heavy labor.

So - I hope that helps.

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2004 06:37:04 PM »

just a childish joke from me:
"prod_buttrings" HA HA  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2004 03:50:50 PM »

Ello!

Fellow mailler here...... Grin

Rosco Fishing supplies is good, also Ebay, and www.theringlord.com

Also if you want to learn how to do this stuff, use theringlord, and m.a.i.l. international, both on the web!

Great info!
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