Chainmaille Weave Ideas: Base Metal H18 – 18ga 3/16″ (4.8 mm)

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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

Wire Gauge = 18ga SWG (0.048″ / 1.2 mm)
Inner Diameter = 3/16″ (4.8 mm)

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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.

 


 

3-Connector Byzantine

22 rpi

Box/Byzantine
instructions also found in CHAINED book
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Box

32 rpi

Box/Byzantine PDF
instructions also found in CHAINED book
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Dragonscale (H18 + N18)

H18 – 26 rpi

N18 – 20 rpi

Dragonscale

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European 4-1

25 rpi

Mesh & Rosettes

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Half Persian 3-1

14 rpi

Half Persian 3-1 and Half Persian 4-1 (Flat Persian, Snake Chain)
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Open Round

21 rpi

Open Round/Turkish Round

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Rosettes (H18 + D20 connectors)

H18 – 16 rpi

D20 – 3 rpi

Mesh & Rosettes

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Shaggy Loops

16 rpi

Shaggy Loops (free PDF & Video!)
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Wiggle

12 rpi

Wiggle (free PDF)

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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.

 

 

 

 


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Kerry
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So many choices and not enough time! I lovelovelove your stuff!