4-in-1 Sizing Help?
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4-in-1 Sizing Help?
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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:04 pm
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Yeah I fought with the naming of this thread for awhile...

Anyways.

I've had requests from people who follow my kpop blog, and at my market booth for a necklace similar to:



My issue is that I don't make my own rings. I'm pretty sure if I had my own set of mandrels I could figure this out pretty easy, but ordering online I need to have a set of numbers to work with. I'm very willing and able to order a couple of different sizes to play around with, but honestly I'm not even sure where to start with this. Any help would be much appreciated!

... Also I have no idea if this is in the correct spot, or if there's even a spot in these forums for requests like this one. Sorry if this is out of line or anything guys! D:

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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:08 pm
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looks like 14ga 3/8 stainless, without any real information to go on. personally, i prefer 14ga 5/16, if we're talking commonly available sizes.

but, yea.. 14ga 3/8 stainless would get you close enough to that.


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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:15 pm
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sakredchao wrote:
looks like 14ga 3/8 stainless, without any real information to go on. personally, i prefer 14ga 5/16, if we're talking commonly available sizes.

but, yea.. 14ga 3/8 stainless would get you close enough to that.


If I were to recreate that, I'd graduate it...



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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:53 pm
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Daemon_Lotos wrote:
If I were to recreate that, I'd graduate it...


Is it not already? Or is my mind playing tricks on me...


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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:54 pm
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well now, it -is- graduated.

1/4" 16ga stainless
5/16" 14ga stainless
3/8" 14ga stainless


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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:28 pm
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Hmm. I see two graduation steps of E4in1 at the front. But if my eyes don't deceive me, it looks in the photo, as if the back half of the necklace were made from another weave. Are there further photos available?

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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:33 pm
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I know I have this one:



But it's not really a much better view. I'll put out my feelers and see if I can come up with anything else.

EDIT: Idk it still just looks like a tighter E4in1? Let me know though, I'm still working on my pattern recognition, haha.

And thanks to everyone replying so quick. I appreciate it!

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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:39 pm
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OK, on that 2nd. photo it looks as if Chao is right - all E4in1, three ring sizes. If that's the same piece, no further photo is needed.

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Posted on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:41 pm
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Yeah okay haha. I edited my post just as you were posting. A friend sent me another image and it's most definitely E4in1.

Thanks for all the help guys! I really appreciate it. :3

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Posted on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:24 am
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Chainmailbasket_com wrote:
Daemon_Lotos wrote:
If I were to recreate that, I'd graduate it...


Is it not already? Or is my mind playing tricks on me...


I was pretty sure it was, but didn't trust my eyes. Razz



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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:14 am
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the back section of the necklace almost looks like Box Chain 4 in 1. The first picture looks like the back section is definitely thicker and graduating would not account for that.


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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:34 am
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That's maybe the effect of graduating ring sizes, without graduating the wire diameters as well. I had also that hunch when seeing the first image. But the second image proved me wrong.

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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:50 pm
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Hard to tell. You are probably correct and it is the wire diameter that caused the illusion of the box look.


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Posted on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:16 am
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For what I see, it's all E4-1 with three ring sizes of the same wire diameter.

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