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Art, when I make chimes with "line" instead of metal I use nylon coated stainless steel wire similar to Beadalon. I like the 21 and 49 strand. In >my experiences< this has proven longer lasting. When using these I have found the crimp beads used in jewelry making work wonders. With any project I've done with rings I've never taken an iron to them. I like the fact that folks can change things around once they have them in their hands. None of my projects are soldered. I also use 14, 16 and 18 gauge rings. That's right... you said you haven't touched a soldering iron yet. Once you know the basics, it's all practice. Can I ask where you get the Beadalon and the jewelry crimp beads? Thanks again.....QuoteGreat work for both of you. I have a question. Is there a sleeve one can crimp on the fishing line instead of knots? I'm experimenting with making my own jump rings also. I took a 5/16 wooden dowel and drilled a hole thru it. Then insert the tinned copper wire and wrap around it in a lathe. I imagine it would work well by hand too. Then snip off the rings and solder the ends together after installing. Is that what you guys are doing? Thanks for any input. Art
Where do you get the crimp beads?Rebecca