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We tried so hard to correct every typo and mistake we found (and believe me, there were several throughout the many drafts!)…but inevitably a few snuck through the cracks.  We will update this post as we–or you!–find more.  For now, here is what we’ve found:

Japanese Diamond Ring – page 60

Now that we have standardized our ring sizes, we are going to be calling the small titanium rings size C22 – 22ga 7/64″ (2.8mm). Depending on your ring supplier, you may need to request size C22 OR the original size (B22) used in the book.

Here’s the deal: the actual post-springback size of our C22 rings is about 2.7-2.9mm.  We have the wire wrapped around a slightly smaller mandrel, so that the finished jump ring is a near exact match to our other jump rings in different (softer) metals.

Request the larger size (C22) if your supplier, like us, standardizes across metals so that a C22 in steel is the same as a C22 in copper.  If your supplier does not keep sizes consistent across metals, and always uses a 3/32″ mandrel to make a B (3/32″ 2.4mm) ring…then you should order B22 as listed in the book.  The reason is that titanium has so much springback, that it will “relax” after it is coiled, and wind up closer to our size C22 anyway.

Ripple Necklace – page 75

In the Ripple Necklace (a Box Chain Variation), the qty of J17 rings is incorrect. The correct number should be 116.

Additionally, the instructions don’t say what the soldered ring is for, and it is intended to be used on the side of the necklace opposite the clasp, to be a sturdy ring that the clasp can hook onto. You do not have to use a soldered ring, but if you don’t, use a ring with a gauge of at least 14 so that it is durable and won’t pull apart over time.

Wire Gauges & AR (photos) pg 17

The photos at the top of page 17 (for wire gauges and aspect ratio) aren’t quite what I want them to be. As a matter of fact, I suspect that some non-conforming AR rings snuck into the “these-rings-all have-the-same-AR” photo. I’m requesting a re-shoot for the 2nd printing of the book, assuming it goes into a second printing!

The wire gauges photo is technically accurate, but I would prefer if the IDs were consistent, to better showcase the difference in wire gauge.

Lancelot clasp pg 116

The clasp for the aluminum bracelet (shown in the step by step photos) is different from the sterling clasp. The sterling clasp’s connection loop is on the underside of the bracelet, a fact I forgot when shooting the step-by-steps (the sterling bracelet had been in the publisher’s hands for several months at that point).

In order to properly connect to the sterling clasp, you may need to add a set of D17 x 2 onto the final H17s, and then use a new ring to connect to the loop on the underside of the clasp. Unfortunately, 17ga is too thick to fit through most of these connection loops, and so D18 is the size you’ll need to use.

Note that the bar is such that you don’t need the usual chain of single D17 or D18 rings leading up to it. I just wanted to point it out in case anyone was confused!

For the project in the book:

Coiled Ring pg 126

We are also changing the titanium rings to size C22 – 22ga 7/64″ (2.8mm).  See the Japanese Diamond Ring explanation above for more info.

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