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Square jump rings, red brass on it’s way

As most already know, we have put in many size of copper square jump rings in our store.  These have proven to be very popular.  There have been many requests for other sizes, and we are working on those.  16g copper should be here by the end of the week.  Tell us what you want to make with it, we will work on sizes for you.

We are also working on stainless steel and Silver sizes. If that wasn’t enough, we have secured a small amount of square red brass in both 18 and 20g.

That’s right.  Red brass square wire.  We have not seen this anywhere else, so we are very excited to be able to offer it to you here.  Once we have it here we will be converting our copper sizes into red brass.  They should be completly compatible, so if you want to mix metals, go for it.

Once we have it cut, we will post some pictures for you, so stay tuned!

Square basemetal in stock

We now have 16 and 18g (SWG) stainless steel square wire in stock, as well as 18 and 20g (AWG) Half hard copper square in stock.  We will be making and listing rings over the next few days.  If you have a specific request, let us know and we will put it at the front of the list.

We have also made a few new sizes in sterling square and will have those sizes listed in the next day or two.

We are working on getting both bronze and red brass in square.  Our hope is to have them in stock by the new year.

C&T Designs at Aussie Maille

We are very excited to announce that C&T Designs jump rings can now be found at Aussie Maille.  Aussie Maille is an Australian business run by one of the nicest people I have had  the pleasure to deal with and they specialize in chainmaille jump rings.  A perfect fit for us!

We have just sent them their first package which included niobium and stainless steel jump rings.  Stay tuned to their website to see thier new products.

C&T Designs at a Total New You

We are very happy to announce some of our unique creations can now be purchased at A Total New You Salon and Day Spa on Garden of the Gods Rd.  They have a full selection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings and would be happy to help you find the right item just for you.

For other stores that carry our designs, see our locations page.

Double Vision

We are very happy to announce our new product line, Double Vision.  Products in the Double Vision line will

Double Vision earrings

Double Vision earrings

be Argentium silver based with either niobium or gold mixed in. We chose these metals because we think they look stunning together, and with the Argentium silver, you won’t have to worry about tarnishing for a very long time.

This product line will only be available from us either through our store or our Etsy shop.  They will not be available in any retail location that carries our product.

We have already added Double Vision earrings and a necklace to our online shop, and will be adding more over the next few weeks.

Double Vision necklace

Double Vision necklace

18g SWG niobium back in stock

We received our wire shipment today and have been feverishly making rings.  All are marked back in stock and are ready to be shipped.  For those that ordered while they were out, will be shipping orders tomorrow.  You will receive your shipping confirmation once your order has been packed.

We have new sized rings planned, as well as more color options for our current ring sizes.  All of these should be added to the store next week.

Kits now available

When we teach a class locally we always make sure we have kits available for our students.  Recently we have been asked about putting some online.  Today we added  a “kit” section to our store, and added our first kit.  This kit is a Full Persian bracelet kit in argentium silver.  It features almost 1.25 ozT of argentium silver and a lobster claw clasp to finish it off.  It will make a bracelet to fit up to an 8.5 inch wrist.  We will be adding a few more over the next few weeks.  All of our kits will be silver (either argentium or sterling) or niobium based.  Some will be strictly one metal, some will be a mix of silver, gold or niobium.  All of the rings will be cut by us in what we feel is the perfect size for the particular weave.  If you have a kit you would like to see us offer, don’t hesitate to contact us.  We love to hear from you!

It’s in the Maille!

18G AWG niobium in stock!

As you may or may not know, there are two different wire gauge systems.  Yeah, it can be very confusing, not to mention frustrating if you didn’t know that before you ordered wire/rings. Up until now just about any place you bought 18g niobium wire from, would be selling you 18g SWG wire.  This poses problems if you like to mix metals such as silver and niobium, especially on weaves that are very size specific.

Well, no longer do you have to worry about that.  We now carry both 18g AWG (.040″) and 18g SWG (.045″) niobium.  Over the course of the next week we will be working on matching sizes for the more popular weaves.  As we get the sizes figured out and cut, we will add them to the store.  If you have a particular size you need and just can’t wait, drop us a line and we would be happy to help you out.

Argentium jump rings added

We are happy to announce we now have argentium silver in stock.  We have added 2 sizes of  argentium silver jump rings to our site as well as our etsy store.  We will be adding a few more sizes over the next few days.

What is argentium silver you ask?

From wikipedia, Argentium Sterling Silver is a modern sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional sterling silver alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) by replacing some of the copper with the metalloid germanium.  This makes it very resistant to both firescale and tarnishing.

18 gauge AWG niobium wire coming soon!

Our current niobium wire is 18g SWG.  This means it’s about .045″ in diameter.  No big deal in some cases, but if your like us and like to mix metals it can pose a problem.  Well, we have solved that problem!  In a few weeks we will have 18g AWG (.040″) in stock.  This will mix perfectly with our sterling silver for a splash of color.  Once the wire arrives will make a few different ring sizes and put them up in the shop.  If you want a specific size made, let us know and we will put you on a priority list.  Pricing will run $22-$25 oz, and of course we can anodize it.  (Yes, even our popular “rainbow” pattern)

And remember, It’s in the Maille!