I make all my chainmail jewellery from scratch. I wind the wire on to the appropriately sized mandrel before sawing the coil into individual jump rings. From there the rings are washed and dried before being made into a design.
The wire I use is bright aluminium or stainless steel.. The wire is lightweight and tarnish-resistant Pieces made from Sterling Silver or Gold are only made on request.
Will I still be making my shampoo bars, soaps, and other goodies? Absolutely!