Weave Sizes

A very common question we get on a fairly regular basis is, "What ring sizes will make this weave?"

To solve this question, We have created a chart that recommends OUR FAVOURITE Gauge and Ring Size for the more common weaves. Our suggestion may not be the only ring that will work, but in our opinion is the most common or popular.

Please remember that spring back will have an effect on all metals. Some softer metals might not work at all, and some strong metals might be looser than you expected. Also, as wire stock changes, there maybe slight changes in springback, thickness, ect... that isn't noticeable until you try a weave that is very picky on aspect ratio.

 

THANKS TO ALL THE INTEREST IN OUR CHART!
THIS CHART THAT WAS FIRST CREATED ABOUT 12 YEARS AGO.  I AM GATHERING DATA TO ADD RPI (RINGS PER INCH) And Updating weaves.  It's a huge project that requires going through stock to FIND all the weaves in all the different gauges.  Or making a new sample.  I'm going to try and get some updated versions, and also have a download sheet.  Thanks for your patience!  This is a when I have free time project.. and that isn't often.  I haven't had a weekend or a day off in 5 months, so I'm doing my best! Thanks!!

16 SWG = 1.6MM

19 AWG = 1.0MM - Silver Filled and Enameled Copper only

18 SWG =1.2MM

20 AWG = 0.80MM

22 AWG = 0.64MM

24 AWG = 0.51MM

THESE SIZE SUGGESTIONS WORK WITH OUR RINGS.  I CANNOT SPEAK TO RINGS MADE BY OTHER PEOPLE - WE ALL DO THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY, BUT THESE ARE THE SIZE COMBOS THAT WORK FOR US! THANKS EVERYONE!!

Weave Wire Gauge Ring Size How tight or loose?
Full Persian 16 5/16" Perfect
Full Persian 18 1/4" Perfect
Full Persian 20 3/16" loose -- 5/32" may work in some metals
Full Persian 22 1/8" Perfect
Full Persian 24 3/32" Perfect
       
Byzantine 16 7/32" Perfect
Byzantine 18 5/32" Nice & Tight
Byzantine 18 3/16" Looser than 5/32"
Byzantine 20 1/8" Nice - a bit Loose - you can add a third ring.
Byzantine 20 7/64" Perfect
Byzantine 20 3/32" Nice & Tight (Titanium Only)
Byzantine 22 3/32" Perfect
Byzantine 24 1/16" Perfect (Soft metals saw cut are too small) Snip cut only
       
Half Persian 3-1 16 5/16" Perfect - loose
Half Persian 3-1 16 1/4" Tighter
Half Persian 3-1 18 7/32" Perfect
Half Persian 3-1 20 5/32" Perfect
Half Persian 3-1 22 1/8" Perfect - delicate
Half Persian 3-1 24 3/32" Perfect - delicate
 
Half Persian 4-1 16 5/16" Perfect
Half Persian 4-1 18 1/4" Perfect
Half Persian 4-1 20 5/32" Perfect
Half Persian 4-1 22 1/8" Perfect
Half Persian 4-1 24 3/32" Perfect
       
Helm's Weave 18 & 20 1/4" & 5/32" Perfect
 
Dragon Scale (small) 20 3/16" & 1/8" Perfect
Dragon Scale (medium) 18 5/16" & 7/32" Perfect
 
European 4-1 16 5/16" Great - loose
European 4-1 16 1/4" Great - tight
European 4-1 18 3/16" Perfect
European 4-1 18 5/32" Tight
European 4-1 20 1/8" Perfect
 
European 6-1 16 5/16" Perfect
European 6-1 18 1/4" Perfect
European 6-1 20 5/32" Loose
European 6-1 20 1/8" Perfect
 
Spiral 20 1/8" Perfect
Spiral 22 3/32" Perfect
 
Shaggy Loops 18 3/16" Loose
Shaggy Loops 18 5/32" Perfect
Shaggy Loops(Beads) 20 1/8" Perfect
Shaggy Loops 20 1/8" Loose
Shaggy Loops 20 7/64" Perfect
 
Celtic Visions 20 3/16, 7/64 & 1/8" Perfect
 
Stairway To Heaven 20 1/8", 5/32", 7/64" Use one size... all work great, and double up the middle ring... very cool!
Stairway To Heaven 18 5/32", 3/16", 7/32" Use one size... all work great, and double up the middle ring... very cool!
       
Jen's Pind Linkage 20g 3/32" This weave is very touchy... Works well in our Jump rings (Stainless, Sterling, copper, Bright Aluminum)
Jen's Pind Linkage 18g 9/64" This weave is very touchy... 9/64" works for softer metals... 1/8" for hard metals such as titanium.
Jen's Pind Linkage 16g 11/64" This weave is very touchy...
       
Captive Inverted Roundmail 18 7/32" & 3/16"(captive) Done is Sterling... Medium -heavy weight... Beautiful!
Inverted Roundmail 20 1/8" Stainless and enameled copper combined work great!!
 
Elf Weave 18 3/16" Works in all metals
Elf Weave 20 1/8" Perfect
       
Vipera Berus 16g 7/32" Perfect
Vipera Berus 18g 5/32" Perfect        
Vipera Berus 20g 7/64" Perfect
Vipera Berus 22g 3/32" Perfect        
Vipera Berus 24g 1/16" Perfect        
       
Vipera Berus Kinged 18g 1/4" Tight
Vipera Berus Kinged 18g 17/64" Perfect
Vipera Berus Kinged 20g 11/64" Perfect
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