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Wondering what chainmaille project to tackle with those size H18 – 18ga 3/16″ (4.8 mm) base metal jump rings? Check out the post below for weave ideas as well as where to get instructions for each one. Working with size H18 in a precious metal such as niobium? Different weaves are possible, so visit our Precious Metal H18 weave ideas post. (Why are these posts separate?)
Weave Ideas: Base Metal H18
These samples use our base metal jump rings (aluminum, copper, jewelry brass and anodized aluminum.)
Aspect Ratio approximately 4.1
“rpi” = rings per inch.
Use this number to help you figure out how many rings you’ll need for your project. Simply multiply it by the desired length (in inches) for your final piece.
Dragonscale (H18 + N18)
H18 – 26 rpi
N18 – 20 rpi
Half Persian 3-1
Rosettes (H18 + D20 connectors)
H18 – 16 rpi
D20 – 3 rpi
Shaggy Loops (free PDF & Video!)
Here’s even MORE inspiration! We featured our size H18 jump rings in December 2011 for our Featured Product of the Month contest and this very cool piece by Heidi V. was the winner.