Many of you have kept after us to do 20g stainless steel rings. If you have been around for a while, you know that we have tried. We have had issues with the temper of the wire, we have had issues with the alloy, and pretty much anything else you can think of. It has been very frustrating for us, and we are sure for you to, but you also know we won’t sell rings we aren’t happy with.
We are happy to say that is all over. Once again we went right to a mill and had them make wire to our specifications. So now, like all of our stainless square, our 20g round is now a 316L stainless (this is top of the line, surgical grade), half hard. We literally purchased a ton of this wire, so no need to worry about us running out too quick.
This wire has just arrived, so it will take us a bit of time to get all the sizes coiled and cut, but rest assured we are working hard to get it done.
We have received lots of requests to be able to make a square dragonscale with both rings the same gauge, and other than 20g. So with that we have made 18-M rings. Copper and stainless steel are already up in the store. Bronze and red brass will follow shortly.
We have also made a new size…..”N” Also up in the store in copper and stainless 18 gauge, with others to follow. This is the large ring we used to make the Viper basket below. (with a 18-G small ring)
While we were holding our 400 or 500? contest, we were keeping a secret. I do that sometimes, it’s to keep you on your toes. We decided our 500th sale on Etsy would get an extra surprise in their package. We have done this a couple times now, and it’s always a blast for us. That person completed their purchase this morning. Congratulations to kareneliza008!
She happens to be a longstanding customer of ours who loves to work with jumprings. Tiny jump rings to be exact. I have made her lots of 22g 5/64″ in many different metals. One of these days I hope she shows us what she makes.
In the mean time, she will be getting a nice assortment of jump rings to feed her muse as her prize.
We’d also like to take a moment to thank all of our customers. No matter if you are a new customer, or a long standing one, we appreciate your business and the opportunity you give us everytime you order. Without you we wouldn’t get to do what we love.
We are still working on getting all our bronze rings up on the site. One last batch is in the tumbler getting all purdy for you, then they will all be added. In the mean time we took the opportunity to add 3 new rings for you. First up we have 2 new niobium sizes. 18g, 3/16 and 18g, 1/4″. We have also started stocking a new anodized aluminum size as we have had a number of requests for it. 16g, 5/16″ is now available in limited quantities. If these prove to be something you want us to keep, we will.
A lot of you have noticed we have been very quite of late. Let me assure you while we may have been quiet, we have also been hard at work.
We have installed a new inventory program here so we can better track what we have in stock and what we need to order from our suppliers. As some of you have already noticed, we have also started using it to print out our sales receipts. We recently had to go from 1 day shipping to 2 days, but we hope these recent changes let us go back to 1 day. Of course it will always be dependant on how many orders we have in cue at any time.
We have also been cutting LOTS of rings. We are in the process of getting them all up on the web site, but if you want a look at what will be, have a look at the red brass section. Not only have we listed all but a couple of what will be “stock” rings, we have changed how we display the information for our rings. We believe this format is easier for you to read, and we have added a bit of information that was lacking before. Soon all of the sections will look like this.
Now the really good news. With all that we have done in the red brass section, and with the new inventory program, we took a look at our prices and made some changes. Almost everything was lowered, and there is also now a 10% discount for anything over 1 oz. As we add and update other sections, we anticipate being able to do the same thing to them.
Bronze will be the next section we work on, and that should be sometime next week. Then look for the aluminum. Somewhere between the two, we will also be adding some new niobium sizes.
As always, we welcome your suggestions and feedback.
As promised, we have added several new sizes of red brass jump rings to our store this week. We also added a couple of stainless steel square jump rings. Ever seen saw cut 16g stainless steel jump rings for JPL? No? Well, you have now.
While we were adding new products, we also took the opportunity to change the layout of the information that is important to us chainmaillers. You will now find actual wire diameter, actual ID ( both in inches and MM), AR, and rings per ounce. As we add more rings later this week, we will also be changing the rest of the listings so they all look the same.
We will start by adding some new bronze rings, probably tomorrow. Keep an eye out.
As we continue to grow we keep adding new rings in different metals and lots of sizes. The first group is up and ready. Yesterday we added a bunch of new red brass rings, in many different sizes. We are finishing up on even more that we hope to have up by the end of the week.
Next up is a bunch of square stainless steel jump rings. Yes, these are all saw cut, and in a few sizes you won’t find anywhere else!
We are happy to announce that not only will we be now teaching at the Bead Corner in Monument, but they will be carrying a full line of our jump rings.
Our class schedule will be posted later today, and they already have a full line of rings just waiting to feed your muse. Bronze, brass, copper, niobium, silver, aluminum, if you need it, they probably have it.
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.