For those of you that use our square wire weave look up tool, we are doing some major renovation to it and as a result it will be down for a little while. If all goes as planned it should be back up tonight or tomorrow morning.
When it comes back on line we will have it in a new location (don’t worry, we will give you a link so you don’t have to hunt for it), it will be more functional, and best of all, it will also provide the start to our new comprehensive ring count database. Yes, that’s right. We are making a searchable, sortable database of weaves, ring sizes and ring counts!
Remember, It’s in the Maille!
We are always playing with our square wire rings to find more uses for them and pass that information on to you. So today is the first of the updates.
Japanese Bulls eye is a pattern by our friend Rebeca over at Blue Buddha Boutique. I have always liked this pattern, and have come up with sizes in our square rings that will work for it.
These will use 16-K, 18-I and 20-C square rings. You can also find kits for them in our shop here.
I have also confirmed that using 16-K, 18-K and 20-K rings will give you a nice graduated full persian pattern that looks great as an earring or pendant.
I have also confirmed that a 20-M argentium square ring used in combination with a 20g 1/8″ niobium ring makes a wonderful dragonscale. The shine of the colors bouncing off the argentium is amazing.
Inspired by a customer who sent us a picture of one she had done, Jenn put together a dragontail bracelet that uses 18-K square argentium and 18g 5/32″ niobium. We also have a kit for this bracelet here.
We will get all of these added to our square wire weave chart very soon.
A lot of you have been asking for new/different square wire rings in different metals and sizes. Well, we posted a new 18g stainless ring for Byzantine on Monday. We didn’t get a chance to post it here, but wrote about it on twitter. We thought the couple of pounds we had made were plenty for a while, turns out we were wrong. If you don’t already follow us on twitter, you can follow us and get the latest breaking designs from us there. Just follow @candtdesigns. For those that missed out on these and still want some, we should have more made next week.
Because of this, we have held off posting another new ring we have. 18g argentium square also for Byzantine. We wanted to make some more so we didn’t run out quite so quick. We will have those posted later tonight.
Also just in today is 16g AWG square red brass. We will be developing ring sizes with it over the next few days, and you can expect them to be posted next week. Again, we will tweet it, so watch for us.
For those that have been asking for a 3rd, non silver or gold metal, to mix with the copper and red brass, we have confirmation that our nickel silver has shipped. We expect to have those done next week as well. Those that have asked to be notified when they are ready, we will send you an email as soon as we have them cut.
If you are looking for a specific size for your design, please contact us and we would be happy to see what we can do for you.
Remember, It’s in the Maille!