Mix Multiple Hues of Brilliant Anodized Aluminum to Create Fashionable Color Palettes
For many years we sold pre-made mixes of our Anodized Aluminum jump rings. Now, we’re sharing our exact “recipes” with you, so you can make your own mixes. Feel free to play adjust color quantities to make the palettes more pleasing to you!
If you’re not sure how to use the “percent” and “ratio” columns, see the explanation at the bottom of this post. Math is fun! Math is useful!
How To Use Percent and Approximate Ratio Columns To Determine How Many Rings You Need
You can approach making mixes in two ways, either using percent or ratios.
Percent – Use percent when you know the final quantity of rings you need. If you need 100 rings total for your piece, then you can simply use the numbers in the percent column as-is, because they add up to 100. If you need a different number, whether that is fewer or more, then multiple the total number needed by each percent. If your calculator doesn’t have percent function, then put a decimal in front of the number in the percent column.
Example: You need 230 colored rings to make a Rondo a la Byzantine bracelet and you’d like to use Peacock Feathers mix. Look at the percent figures in the table above. The first color is turquoise, which is 38%.
turquoise = 230 x 0.38 = 87.4
therefore, you need 87 turquoise rings. (You can follow normal rounding rules to eliminate fractions of rings … but honestly, 1 or 2 rings more or fewer in one particular color isn’t going to make a noticeable difference)
violet = 230 x 0.18 = 41.4
and so on, to determine the rest of the color quantities:
green = 41
purple = 30
gold = 30
Ratio – Using ratio is sometimes more straightforward for people who don’t like dealing with percentages. With this formula, you start with the color you need the least of (designated by a “1” in the Approximate Ratio column). Your starting color is your base. For other colors, multiply the ratio number by the base to determine how many to use.
Example: Let’s say you want to make Peacock Feathers mix. You only have 20 gold rings remaining in your stash, and you’d like to use them all. Gold is “1” in the ratio column, therefore, 1 = 20, and you’ll multiply other colors’ ratios by 20.
Purple has the same ratio (1), and so you need 20 purple rings as well.
Green and violet are each 1.5
1.5 x 20 = 30
therefore you need 30 of each green and violet rings
turquoise is 3
3 x 20 = 60
so you need 60 turquoise rings
We hope these recipes are useful to you so you can continue to create Blue Buddha color mixes for your jewelry!