Choosing a Metal
Jump rings can be made from almost any metal. Not all metals, however, are appropriate for making chainmaille. Many metals are too soft and jump rings made from them come apart too easily to be used for making maille. Blue Buddha Boutique sells nine different metals, all of which are completely appropriate for making maille. The information in this section refers to Blue Buddha jump rings only and may not apply to the metals used in other suppliers' jump rings.
Each metal we sell is unique and choosing the right one for your project relies on many different factors including price, ease of use, durability, overall look and longterm care and maintenance. This section examines the different metals and gives information on each to help you determine which metal is best for your project.