jump rings This page is not being updated currently, but we're leaving it here for our die-hard fans, and those that are used to coming here for ring counts. Eventually, we will re-work this page and include much more information, but for now, please pardon its dust, and visit our stats page to find out which common weaves work for our ring sizes.

This page will help you calculate how many sterling rings you'll need for specific weaves. We're working on filling in the blank spaces as we complete more sample pieces, and a base metal chart is almost ready. In the meantime, if you want a ring estimate for base metal weaves, or for sterling weaves not listed, let us know and if we can, we'll figure it out for you. Photos will also be added soon.



Example Chart (recommended Aspect Ratio range listed here)
If the weave is known by multiple names, they'll be listed here.
RING
NAME
fractional inch
mm
Spiderchain
Aspect
Ratio
rings per
inch
rings for
7.5"
(women's
bracelet)
rings for
18"
(short
necklace)
Additional comments found here.

Remember, all gauges on this page are AWG because the rings are sterling, and all ring sizes use Inner Diameter mandrel measurements. You can click on a ring name to pull up the exact measurements (inch and mm) for the wire diameter and the ID after springback.


Rings are listed in order of increasing inner diameter (and hence, usually increasing wire thickness).
For more details on using the charts, please read the notes at the bottom of the page.


Select a weave (Aspect Ratio in parenthesis):
Box (4.6 - 5.3)
Byzantine, 2 connectors (3.3 - 3.7)
Byzantine, 3 connectors (4.0 - 4.5)
Double Spiral (4.6 - 5.3)
European 4-in-1, 3 rows (3.7 - 4.7)
European 4-in-1, 5 rows
European 4-in-1, other row counts
European 6-in-1, 3 rows (4.6-5.3)
European 6-in-1, 5 rows
European 6-in-1, other row counts
European 8-in-1 (5.8 - 6.4)
Full Persian 6-in-1 (5.1 - 6.1)
Half Persian 3-in-1 (4.0 - 4.6)
Half Persian 4-in-1 (4.6 - 5.3)
Jens Pind (2.9 - 3.1)
Open Round (4.0 - 4.6)
Roundmaille (4.0 - 4.2)
Turkish Round (3.3 - 3.6)
Wiggle (3.3 - 4.6)

Box (Aspect Ratio 4.6 - 5.3 for standard Box; 4.1 - 4.3 for flattened box)
also known as Queen's Chain, Queensmaille
D21 21g 1/8"
21g 3.2 mm
8:21
4.6 38
inch
285
bracelet
684
necklace
 
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 44
inch
330
bracelet
792
necklace
This size yields a flattened box. The weave still works, but because the aspect ratio is so low, the rings don't have enough space to fully expand into a square shape, and the weave looks more like a rectangle. This "smooshing" of the weave makes it sleek and dense.
E21 21g 9/64"
21g 3.6 mm
9:21
5.2 36
inch
270
bracelet
648
necklace
 
E20 20g 9/64"
20g 3.6 mm
9:20
4.6 36
inch
270
bracelet
648
necklace
 
F20 20g 5/32"
20g 4.0 mm
10:20
5.3 32
inch
240
bracelet
576
necklace
 
F19 19g 5/32"
19g 4.0 mm
10:19
4.6 28
inch
210
bracelet
504
necklace
 
G19 19g 11/64"
19g 4.4 mm
11:19
5.1 26
inch
195
bracelet
468
necklace
An ideal Aspect Ratio to create Box.
H18 18g 3/16"
18g 4.8 mm
12:18
5.0 24
inch
180
bracelet
432
necklace
An ideal Aspect Ratio to create Box.
H17 17g 3/16"
17g 4.8 mm
12:17
4.3 30
inch
225
bracelet
540
necklace
This size yields a slightly flattened box (though not as flat as D20). The weave still works, but because the aspect ratio is low, the rings don't have enough space to fully expand into a square shape, and the weave looks more like a rectangle. This "smooshing" of the weave makes it sleek and dense.
J17 17g 7/32"
17g 5.6 mm
14:17
5.3 20
inch
150
bracelet
360
necklace
 

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Byzantine, 2 connectors (Aspect Ratio 3.3 - 3.7)
also known as Birdcage, Idiot's Delight, Fool's Dilemna
B21 21g 3/32"
21g 2.4 mm
6:21
3.3 40
inch
300
bracelet
720
necklace
Not only are these rings tiny, but their aspect ratio is just about the lowest allowable for 2-connector byz. This makes the weave very snug. Snug and small means difficult to weave. Not recommended for beginners!
D19 19g 1/8"
19g 3.2 mm
8:19
3.5 30
inch
225
bracelet
540
necklace
 
E18 18g 9/64"
18g 3.6 mm
9:18
3.6 24
inch
180
bracelet
432
necklace
 
F17 17g 5/32"
17g 4.0 mm
10:17
3.6 22
inch
165
bracelet
396
necklace
 
G16 16g 11/64"
16g 4.4 mm
11:16
3.7 20
inch
150
bracelet
360
necklace
 
I15 15g 13/64"
15g 5.2 mm
13:15
-- 17
inch
128
bracelet
306
necklace
 
J14 14g 7/32"
14g 5.6 mm
14:14
-- 16
inch
120
bracelet
324
necklace
Yes, 14g is thick. This size is perfect if you're looking for a weighty bracelet.

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Byzantine, 3 connectors (Aspect Ratio 4.0 - 4.5)
also known as Birdcage, Idiot's Delight, Fools Dilemna
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 35
inch
263
bracelet
630
necklace
 
F18 18g 5/32"
18g 4.0 mm
10:18
4.0 28
inch
210
bracelet
324
necklace
 
H17 17g 3/16"
17g 4.8 mm
12:17
4.5 21
inch
158
bracelet
378
necklace
My favorite size for 3-connector byzantine. Works well for both bracelets and necklaces.

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Double Spiral (Aspect Ratio 4.6 - 5.3)
also known as Rope
D21 21g 1/8"
21g 3.2 mm
8:21
4.6 30
inch
225
bracelet
540
necklace
The weave is pretty tight at with this aspect ratio. It would be best to space out sections of the weave with beads for more flexibility.
F20 20g 5/32quot;
20g 4.0 mm
10:20
5.3 24
inch
180
bracelet
432
necklace
 
F19 19g 5/32quot;
19g 4.0 mm
10:19
4.6 22
inch
165
bracelet
396
necklace
The weave is pretty tight at with this aspect ratio. It would be best to space out sections of the weave with beads for more flexibility.
G19 19g 11/64quot;
19g 4.4 mm
11:19
5.1 24
inch
180
bracelet
432
necklace
A great Aspect Ratio for this weave.
J17 17g 7/32quot;
17g 5.6 mm
14:17
5.3 18
inch
135
bracelet
324
necklace
One of my favorite sizes for a double spiral bracelet or necklace. The AR could be a bit tighter, but the weave still works well. The ring sizes are small enough to look good for jewelry, yet large enough to work with easily.

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European 4-in-1, 3-rows (Aspect Ratio 3.7 - 4.7 for traditional weave; AR 3.2 - 3.6 for tight version)
also known as Mesh
Because this is a flat weave, keep in mind that the weave may not lay as you want for necklaces (chokers and short necklaces are better). Generally European 4-in-1 is done in 5 rows or more, and 3-row ribbons in the smaller sizes can be somewhat weak, so be extra gentle! See below for for a 5-row chart and instructions on how to calculate for more rows.
B21 21g 3/32"
21g 2.4 mm
6:21
3.3 36
inch
270
bracelet
648
necklace
Tiny rings, and a snug weave. Can be difficult to weave, and probably not suitable for beginners!
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 21
inch
128
bracelet
378
necklace
 
D19 19g 1/8"
19g 3.2 mm
8:19
3.5 24
inch
180
bracelet
432
necklace
This 4-in-1 is slightly tighter than the traditional look, but the weave still has plenty of motion and flexibility. I tend to prefer this density better, but this is completely a matter of preference.
E18 18g 9/64"
18g 3.6 mm
9:18
3.6 21
inch
158
bracelet
378
necklace
Once again, this 4-in-1 is slightly tighter than the traditional look, but the weave still has plenty of motion and flexibility. I tend to prefer this density better, but this is completely a matter of preference.
F19 19g 5/32"
19g 4.0 mm
10:19
4.6 18
inch
135
bracelet
324
necklace
A relatively loose weave with this size, and not too durable in 3-rows. Be extra gentle.
F18 18g 5/32"
18g 4.0 mm
10:18
4.0 18
inch
135
bracelet
324
necklace
 
F17 17g 5/32"
17g 4.0 mm
10:17
3.6 21
inch
158
bracelet
378
necklace
 
F16 16g 5/32"
16g 4.0 mm
10:16
3.2 23
inch
135
bracelet
414
necklace
I love European 4-1 in this size. It is very sleek and tight, and at first glance has the dense look of European 6-in-1. A 3-row ribbon is durable enough in this size to stand alone.
G18 18g 11/64"
18g 4.4 mm
11:18
4.5 --
inch
--
bracelet
--
necklace
Ring counts to come.
H17 17g 3/16"
17g 4.8 mm
12:17
4.5 15
inch
113
bracelet
270
necklace
 
J16 16g 7/32"
16g 5.6 mm
14:16
4.7 12
inch
90
bracelet
216
necklace
 
J14 14g 7/32"
14g 5.6 mm
14:14
-- 13
inch
98
bracelet
234
necklace
Another great size. The thick gauge makes this 3-row ribbon very durable.

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European 4-in-1, 5-rows (Aspect Ratio 3.7 - 4.7 for traditional weave; AR 3.2 - 3.6 for tight version)
also known as Mesh
Because this is a flat weave, keep in mind that the weave may not lay well for long necklaces (chokers work best). My favorite way to clasp 5-row and wider bracelets in this weave is with a slide clasp. See above for ring counts for 3-rows, and below for instructions on how to calculate for more rows..
B21 21g 3/32"
21g 2.4 mm
6:21
3.3 60
inch
450
bracelet
1,080
necklace
Tiny rings, and a snug weave. Can be difficult to weave, and probably not suitable for beginners!
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 35
inch
175
bracelet
630
necklace
 
D19 19g 1/8"
19g 3.2 mm
8:19
3.5 40
inch
300
bracelet
720
necklace
Makes a great 5-row cuff—slightly tighter than the traditional look—but looks even better with more rows (I think).
E18 18g 9/64"
18g 3.6 mm
9:18
3.6 35
inch
263
bracelet
630
necklace
Once again, this 4-in-1 is slightly tighter than the traditional look, but the weave still has plenty of motion and flexibility. I tend to prefer this density better, but this is completely a matter of preference.
F19 19g 5/32"
19g 4.0 mm
10:19
4.6 30
inch
225
bracelet
540
necklace
A relatively loose weave with this size. Be extra gentle.
F18 18g 5/32"
18g 4.0 mm
10:18
4.0 30
inch
225
bracelet
540
necklace
My favorite size for a traditional-look 5-row cuff.
F17 17g 5/32"
17g 4.0 mm
10:17
3.6 35
inch
263
bracelet
630
necklace
 
F16 16g 5/32"
16g 4.0 mm
10:16
3.2 39
inch
293
bracelet
702
necklace
My favorite size for a sleek 5-row cuff. Very tight; you'll probably need to add the extra rows one ring at a time because there isn't a lot of room to get pliers in there.
G18 18g 11/64"
18g 4.4 mm
11:18
4.5 --
inch
--
bracelet
--
necklace
Ring counts to come.
H17 17g 3/16"
17g 4.8 mm
12:17
4.5 25
inch
188
bracelet
450
necklace
 
J16 16g 7/32"
16g 5.6 mm
14:16
4.7 20
inch
150
bracelet
360
necklace
 
J14 14g 7/32"
14g 5.6 mm
14:14
-- 22
inch
165
bracelet
396
necklace
A terrific size for a thick and weighty 5-row bracelet.

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European 4-in-1, other row counts (Aspect Ratio 3.7 - 4.7 for traditional weave; AR 3.2 - 3.6 for tight version)
also known as Mesh
Especially if you're using smaller rings, you may want a bracelet or choker with more than 5 rows. Note: I prefer doing odd-numbered rows (ie 7, 11 or even 23) because the weave is then symmetrical on both sides, but this is just a matter of preference.

To determine how many rings you'll need, follow these instructions:
1) find your ring size on the chart below,
2) multiply the base number listed by the number of rows you want
(this will give you the per-inch estimate),
3) multiply that number by the total length you'd like.

For example: I'd like a 7-row bracelet using D19 rings. I have a small wrist, and only need 6 inches of material, because my clasp will take up an additional 0.5 inch.

Formula:
8 (base number) x 7 (number of rows) x 6 (length of weave in inches) = 336 rings needed.

B21 21g 3/32"
21g 2.4 mm
6:21
3.3 12
base number
Tiny rings, and a snug weave. Can be difficult to weave, and probably not suitable for beginners!
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 7
base number
 
D19 19g 1/8"
19g 3.2 mm
8:19
3.5 8
base number
Makes a great cuff with 9, 11 or 13 rows.
E18 18g 9/64"
18g 3.6 mm
9:18
3.6 7
base number
 
F19 19g 5/32"
19g 4.0 mm
10:19
4.6 6
base number
 
F18 18g 5/32"
18g 4.0 mm
10:18
4.0 6
base number
My favorite size for a traditional-look 5-row cuff.
F17 17g 5/32"
17g 4.0 mm
10:17
3.6 7
base number
 
F16 16g 5/32"
16g 4.0 mm
10:16
3.2 7.7
base number
After plugging this number into the formula above, round the results up to nearest whole ring. This is my favorite size for a sleek 5-row cuff.
G18 18g 11/64"
18g 4.4 mm
11:18
4.5 --
base number
Ring counts to come.
H17 17g 3/16"
17g 4.8 mm
12:17
4.5 5
base number
My favorite size for a 7-row choker.
J16 16g 7/32"
16g 5.6 mm
14:16
4.7 4
base number
 
J14 14g 7/32"
14g 5.6 mm
14:14
-- 4.3
base number
After plugging this number into the formula above, round the results up to nearest whole ring.

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European 6-in-1, 3-rows (Aspect Ratio 4.6 - 5.3)
Because this is a flat weave, keep in mind that the weave may not lay as you want for necklaces (chokers and short necklaces are better). See below for for a 5-row chart and instructions on how to calculate for more rows.
D21 21g 1/8"
21g 3.2 mm
8:21
4.6 38
inch
285
bracelet
684
necklace
Tiny rings, probably not suitable for beginners!
E20 20g 9/64"
20g 3.6 mm
9:20
4.6 36
inch
270
bracelet
648
necklace
 
G19 19g 11/64"
19g 4.4 mm
11:19
5.1 30
inch
225
bracelet
540
necklace
 
J17 17g 7/32"
17g 5.6 mm
14:17
5.3 23
inch
173
bracelet
414
necklace
 
L16 16g 1/4"
16g 6.4 mm
16:16
5.2 18
inch
135
bracelet
324
necklace
 

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European 6-in-1, 5-rows (Aspect Ratio 4.6 - 5.3)
Because this is a flat weave, keep in mind that the weave may not lay well for long necklaces (chokers work best). My favorite way to clasp 5-row and wider bracelets in this weave is with a slide clasp. See above for ring counts for 3-rows, and below for instructions on how to calculate for more rows.
D21 21g 1/8"
21g 3.2 mm
8:21
4.6 64
inch
480
bracelet
1152
necklace
Tiny rings, probably not suitable for beginners!
E20 20g 9/64"
20g 3.6 mm
9:20
4.6 60
inch
450
bracelet
1080
necklace
 
G19 19g 11/64"
19g 4.4 mm
11:19
5.1 50
inch
375
bracelet
900
necklace
 
J17 17g 7/32"
17g 5.6 mm
14:17
5.3 39
inch
293
bracelet
702
necklace
 
L16 16g 1/4"
16g 6.4 mm
16:16
5.2 30
inch
225
bracelet
540
necklace
 

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European 6-in-1, other row counts (Aspect Ratio 4.6 - 5.3)
Especially if you're using smaller rings, you may want a bracelet or choker with more than 5 rows. Note: I prefer doing odd-numbered rows (ie 7, 11 or even 23) because the weave is then symmetrical on both sides, but this is just a matter of preference.

To determine how many rings you'll need, follow these instructions:
1) find your ring size on the chart below,
2) multiply the base number listed by the number of rows you want
(this will give you the per-inch estimate),
3) multiply that number by the total length you'd like.

For example: I'd like a 7-row bracelet using E20 rings. I have a small wrist, and only need 6 inches of material, because my clasp will take up an additional 0.5 inch.

Formula:
12 (base number) x 7 (number of rows) x 6 (length of weave in inches) = 504 rings needed.

D21 21g 1/8"
21g 3.2 mm
8:21
4.6 13
base number
Tiny rings, and a snug weave. Can be difficult to weave, and probably not suitable for beginners!
E20 20g 9/64"
20g 3.6 mm
9:20
4.6 12
base number
 
G19 19g 11/64"
19g 4.4 mm
11:19
5.1 10
base number
 
J17 17g 7/32"
17g 5.6 mm
14:17
5.3 8
base number
 
L16 16g 1/4"
16g 6.4 mm
16:16
5.2 6
base number
After plugging this number into the formula above, round the results up to nearest whole ring.

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European 8-in-1 (Aspect Ratio 5.8 - 6.4)

3 rows
Because this is a flat weave, keep in mind that the weave may not lay as you want for necklaces, especially as the weave gets wider (chokers and short necklaces are better). Bracelets are a perfect fit for this weave.
H20
20g 3/16"
20g 4.8 mm
12:20
6.2 36
inch
270
bracelet
648
necklace
A very sleek and dense weave.

5 rows
H20
20g 3/16"
20g 4.8 mm
12:20
6.2 60
inch
540
bracelet
1,080
necklace
A 5-row cuff is in this weave my favorite project with this ring size. Looks great with a slide clasp.

Other row counts
H20
20g 3/16"
20g 4.8 mm
12:20
6.2 12
base number
Multiply this base number by the number of rows you want (this will give you the per-inch estimate), then multiply that number by the total length you'd like.

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Full Persian 6-in-1 (Aspect Ratio 5.1 - 6.1)
also known as Foxtail; sometimes abbreviated as FP6-1 or simply Full Persian
E21 21g 9/64"
21g 3.6 mm
9:21
5.2 36
inch
270
bracelet
648
necklace
F20 20g 5/32"
20g 4.0 mm
10:20
5.3 32
inch
240
bracelet
576
necklace
My favorite size for a full persian necklace. Looks more like strands of woven silver than jump rings. Might be a tad inflexible for a bracelet, especially if you have smaller wrists.
G19 19g 11/64"
19g 4.4 mm
11:19
5.1 28
inch
210
bracelet
504
necklace
The weave is tight in this size. Probably too tight for a bracelet (but would work OK as a necklace). You could also create smaller segments of Full Persian and space them out with beads.
J17 17g 7/32"
17g 5.6 mm
14:17
5.3 24
inch
180
bracelet
432
necklace
The weave is tight in this size. Probably too tight for a bracelet (but would work OK as a necklace). You could also create smaller segments of Full Persian and space them out with beads.
K17 17g 15/64"
17g 6.0 mm
15:17
5.7 --
inch
--
bracelet
--
necklace
Ring counts to come. My favorite size for a slightly larger full persian necklace!
N16 16g 9/32"
16g 7.2 mm
18:16
6.1 16
inch
120
bracelet
288
necklace

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Half Persian 3-in-1 (Aspect Ratio 4.0 - 4.6 )
sometimes abbreviated as HP3-1
D21 21g 1/8"
21g 3.2 mm
8:21
4.6 20
inch
150
bracelet
360
necklace
This size makes a looser half persian.
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 20
inch
150
bracelet
360
necklace
A great size for a small Half Persian 3-1 bracelet.
E20 20g 9/64"
20g 3.6 mm
9:20
4.6 16
inch
120
bracelet
288
necklace
F19 19g 5/32"
19g 4.0 mm
10:19
4.6 14
inch
105
bracelet
252
necklace
F18 18g 5/32"
18g 4.0 mm
10:19
4.0 16
inch
120
bracelet
288
necklace
My favorite size for a bracelet.
H17 17g 3/16"
17g 4.8 mm
12:17
4.5 --
inch
--
bracelet
--
necklace
Ring counts coming soon.
I16 16g 13/64"
16g 5.2 mm
13:16
4.3 12
inch
90
bracelet
216
necklace
Very tight, but works.
J16 16g 7/32"
16g 5.6 mm
14:16
4.7 11
inch
83
bracelet
198
necklace
Good size for a beginner.

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Half Persian 4-1 (Aspect Ratio 4.6 - 5.3)
also known as Flat Persian, Snake Chain (but Roundmaille is sometimes called Snake, so beware!), Columbus Chain
sometimes abbreviated as HP4-1
D21 21g 1/8"
21g 3.2 mm
8:21
4.6 28
inch
210
bracelet
504
necklace
 
E21 21g 9/64"
21g 3.6 mm
9:21
5.2 22
inch
165
bracelet
396
necklace
 
E20 20g 9/64"
20g 3.6 mm
9:20
4.6 22
inch
165
bracelet
396
necklace
 
F20 20g 5/32"
20g 4.0 mm
10:20
5.3 22
inch
165
bracelet
396
necklace
 
G19 19g 11/64"
19g 4.4 mm
11:19
5.1 18
inch
135
bracelet
324
necklace
 
J17 17g 7/32"
17g 5.6 mm
14:17
5.3 14
inch
105
bracelet
252
necklace
My favorite mid-weight size for half persian.
L16 16g 1/4"
16g 6.4 mm
16:16
5.2 14
inch
105
bracelet
252
necklace
 
O14 14g 19/64"
14g 7.5 mm
19:14
5.0 12
inch
90
bracelet
216
necklace
My favorite size for a really thick and weighty HP4-1 bracelet. Perfect for men, too.

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Jens Pind (Aspect Ratio 2.9 - 3.1 - very precise!)
B20 20g 3/32"
20g 2.4 mm
6:20
3.0 22
inch
165
bracelet
396
necklace
Makes a terrific neck chain. (For an example, see the niobium neck chain in this size.)
F16 16g 5/32"
16g 4.0 mm
10:16
3.2 15
inch
113
bracelet
270
necklace
 
H14 14g 3/16"
14g 4.8 mm
12:14
3.1 12
inch
90
bracelet
216
necklace
&nbshp;

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Open Round (Aspect Ratio 4.0 - 4.7)
Also known as Inverted Round, Inverted Roundmaille
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 30
inch
225
bracelet
540
necklace
Tight with this ring size. Works better as a necklace than a bracelet.
F19 19g 5/32"
19g 4.0 mm
10:19
4.6 27
inch
203
bracelet
486
necklace
A better size in terms of flexibility for a bracelet than F18, but a tad too loose for my taste.
F18 18g 5/32"
18g 4.0 mm
10:18
4.0 27
inch
203
bracelet
486
necklace
Probably too tight for a bracelet, but my favorite size for a necklace.
H17 17g 3/16"
17g 4.8 mm
12:17
4.5 18
inch
135
bracelet
324
necklace
 

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Roundmaille (Aspect Ratio 4.0 - 4.2)
also known as Snake (but note that Half Persian 4-in-1 is also called Snake)
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 42
inch
315
bracelet
756
necklace
 
F18 18g 5/32"
18g 4.0 mm
10:18
4.0 42
inch
315
bracelet
756
necklace
 

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Turkish Round (Aspect Ratio 3.3 - 3.6 )
weave created by Maillemaster
This 3-sided version of Byzantine works well with the same rings that are good for 2-connector Byzantine.
B21 21g 3/32"
21g 2.4 mm
6:21
3.3 63
inch
473
bracelet
1134
necklace
 
D19 19g 1/8"
19g 3.2 mm
8:19
3.5 42
inch
315
bracelet
756
necklace
 
F17 17g 5/32"
17g 4.0 mm
10:17
3.6 33
inch
248
bracelet
594
necklace
 
J14 14g 5/32"
14g 4.0 mm
14:14
-- 24
inch
180
bracelet
432
necklace
 

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Wiggle (Aspect Ratio 3.3 - 4.6 )
also known as Möbius, Möbiused 2-in-2 chain
B21 21g 3/32"
21g 2.4 mm
6:21
3.3 26
inch
195
bracelet
468
necklace
This makes for a tight wiggle. The weave is still flexible, but there's not a lot of extra room.
C21 21g 7/64"
21g 2.8 mm
7:21
4.0 --
inch
--
bracelet
--
necklace
Ring counts to come. This is my favorite size for a tiny wiggle. Makes a great necklace.
D21 21g 1/8"
21g 3.2 mm
8:21
4.6 20
inch
150
bracelet
360
necklace
 
D20 20g 1/8"
20g 3.2 mm
8:20
4.1 20
inch
150
bracelet
360
necklace
 
D19 19g 1/8"
19g 3.2 mm
8:19
3.5 20
inch
150
bracelet
360
necklace
 
E20 20g 9/64"
20g 3.6 mm
9:20
4.6 16
inch
120
bracelet
288
necklace
 
F18 18g 5/32"
18g 4.0 mm
10:18
4.0 --
inch
--
bracelet
--
necklace
Ring counts to come. A great size for wiggle. One of my students, Adrianne, made a stunning necklace out of F18 wiggle segments, spaced by large black beads.
I16 16g 13/64"
16g 5.2 mm
13:16
4.3 11
inch
83
bracelet
198
necklace
 

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To use the charts:

Each chart begins by listing the ring name. For our ring names, the number is the gauge (in sterling's case, AWG) and the letter represents the inner diameter, which is defined in mm and inch terms in the next box. For your convenience, Spiderchain sizes are also listed. Clicking on a ring name will bring you to the stats page, which lists exact measurments along with a few other weaves that work well with that ring. (You can also read more about the ring sizes in the Resources section.)

The next box gives the Aspect Ratio of the ring. The subsequent three boxes show:

  • the approximate ring count per inch
  • ring count for 7.5 inches (women's bracelet)
  • rings for 18 inches (short necklace)

Note that the 7.5- and 18-inch estimates are for exactly that amount of weave, without consideration for space taken up by clasps, beads, etc. We have rounded the per-inch figures up to the nearest whole ring, and you may want to round up even higher when ordering rings. (In general, rounding up is highly recommended; it is always better to have 20 rings too many, than to be 1 ring short! And no one wants to spend 20 minutes on the floor looking for that elusive ring that flew across the room...)

If you want to create a piece that is not 7.5 or 18 inches, simply multiply the per-inch estimate by how many inches you want the finished piece to be.

The final box gives additional information and Rebeca's comments (if any) about that ring size for that particular weave.

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Still have questions about your project? Let Rebeca know and she'll try to help.