18 AWG Enameled Copper Jump Rings with Metric ID

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$13.00
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Sku: EC18

Description

Enameled copper provides some of the brightest and most colorful jump rings you will find. They are made by coating the wire with an enamel that makes for shiny rings that are a pleasure to work with and wear.

Silvered enameled copper is made by plating the copper wire with a layer of pure silver before enameling, which creates a brilliant shine. Unlike niobium and titanium, copper rings must be colored before they are cut. This leaves the original copper wire visible at the cut. However, these are saw-cut rings, so if you close them well, no copper should be visible.

As with all colored rings, some fading will occur over time, but we find that can add a nice dimension to your work. The actual colors may differ slightly from batch to batch, as each spool of wire can be slightly different. Generally speaking, the color in enameled copper is much more reliable than any of the anodized metals.

Our jump rings follow the American Wire Gauge (AWG), also known as Brown and Sharpe (B&S). All sizes listed are inside diameter (I.D.), measured in millimeters which corresponds to the size of the mandrel onto which the wire is wound. Use these I.D.'s as a guide not an absolute.

**UPDATE PLEASE READ**

Over the last few months you may have noticed that some of our enameled copper rings have been out of stock (flag blue!). Since we have been supplying enameled copper we have always looked to provide our customers with top quality rings. Unfortunately within the last few years our supplier has made changes to the way that they manufacture the wire. We have been unable to get the same quality we once did and regret to inform that some rings will come with slight variances depending on the batch.

We suggest to always purchase as much of a color as you need for a complete project. From time to time we have received wire that tends to "peel". If one in 20 rings seems like it might peel, we will manufacture the rings, and this will be considered a normal occurrence with our enameled copper rings. Anything more than that, and we will not offer it to the public.

We must inform you that we can't accept returns based on rings that peel, or off color enameled copper rings. These slight defects are not ideal, but they are becoming a regular occurrence in order to still provide our customers with the enameled copper options. Quality is always our first concern and if we feel that there is a color that is not performing to our standards we may have to discontinue it. We apologize and regret that this is the case. Please contact us if you have questions about a specific color or size.

24 Reviews Write a review

  • LarkSong

    5
    The backbone of my business

    Dec 18th 2017

    I restarted my small jewelry business last July after a 5 year hiatus. I decided to try Chain Maille as a new technique, and quickly fell in love with it. I only use simple designs--so far--but I love experimenting with color. I've used several sizes of enameled copper jump rings, mostly in 18 gauge, but I mostly get rings with an inner diameter of 3.5, 5, or 7 mm. They are consistent in size and color. The enamel can be a little sensitive, but not if I keep my tools covered with Tool Magic. My customers love the vibrant colors, and I love knowing that I'm giving my customers the best I can find.

  • Rachel

    5
    GREAT COLORS!

    Dec 8th 2017

    The finished look is just awsome and the enameled copper work wonderfully!

  • Delee Murrah

    5
    Enameled copper rings

    Nov 1st 2017

    I've been using the enameled copper rings for just about everything I make. I really like the colors, but they do chip. A beginner should really start out with a different kind of rings. I am going to try the anadized (sp) rings next time I order colored rings.

  • Unknown

    4
    Love these rings!!

    Sep 6th 2017

    Although we have switched to the aluminum rimgs we still use the whote enameled rings. The color and quality have not suffered and as always the customer service is AWESOME!!!

  • Deborah Sacks

    4
    Perfect rings! (Except for green)

    Aug 26th 2017

    I ordered 4.75mm Enameled Copper jump rings in amethyst, pacific blue, orange, and green, for a project I'm working on. The colors are all beautiful--vibrant and very close to what's pictured. The rings were smooth and easy to work with, and it was easy to get perfect closures with no copper showing through.

    The only reason this isn't 5 stars is because the green rings seemed to be slightly off-size. When I added them to the weave (double spiral) it become much tighter and stiffer than the rest of the piece. Luckily that didn't make all that much difference for this particular piece, but it could easily have ruined everything if I'd been doing a slightly different pattern.

  • Unknown

    5
    Very good stuff...

    Aug 4th 2017

    The enameled copper rings are great. They work well and are available in a variety of colors, which is a big plus. Only thing is that they seem like they might scratch easily, against a counter for example, and cause the need for a touch up.

  • Staci Nelson

    5
    These worked great!

    Jul 26th 2017

    I ordered these for a bracelet, and after some help from customer service was able to determine the correct size. Once they arrived I tried them and they were perfect! Very easy to get a snug closure. Love the colors!

  • Cathy Hyatt

    5
    Very nice jumprings!

    Feb 24th 2017

    I really like these jumprings because they are easy to use and they have a bright color. No complaints.

  • Unknown

    5
    Excellent color and quality.

    Feb 24th 2017

    These rings are great for Byzantine weave and box chain. This color is great combined with silver.