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dariuswind
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Does anyone know where I could find gold-colored 1 1/4 inch (35 mm) rings for ring and ribbon routines? (Silver is OK, but I prefer gold). I thought it would be easy to find, but I can't find them anywhere on-line. Thanks!
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Is the size of 35mm really a strict requirement, or do you have any leeway on that? If so there are a number of good options out there for rings for use in ring and ribbon/ring and rope routines.

If you are looking for 1.25 (35mm) I would suggest checking Lowes. I have seen brass and nickel plated hitch rings of various sizes available there. I have never seen gold coloured ones, so I think plain brass is as close as you will find there.

Check craft stores like Michael's or JoAnn Fabrics - they often have rings like that too.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I need 35 mm rings. This is the size that Jay Scott Berry uses, and I've been practicing with cheap ones from my local hardware store. But they have bumpy seems, and they're silver -- I assume Lowes would be the same. I emailed Jay to ask him where he got his, but I haven't heard back from him. The size is critical for the routine I'm working on. Brass is too heavy. I will check out craft stores -- Great idea, thanks!
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The rings were plastic when Jay Scott Berry were selling them. Is this the routine in his book published in France? I would check the dollar store for little girl play jewelery in the toy section.

I don't have his book out to see the size, how thick is the metal ring? They have a lot of wire rings at places like Tandy Leather and on Amazon.
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Sdmagic--Thanks for that link. I will be ordering rings from here for sure. Hard to find cast (seamless) rings!
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You're welcome. The prices seem quite reasonable too!

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Go to Tractor Supply Company. They sell the brass ones that I use.
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I was also going to suggest scuba shops - we (scuba divers) use cast rings for attaching various pieces of equipment/gear, they are cheap and come in many different sizes.

Another company that has a good selection is Ocean Management Systems - http://www.omsdive.com
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I bought years ago a gold plated jardine Ellis ring of about the size you mention from the Joe Stevens Magic Emporium.
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Try a harness or leather shop. Harness rings come in various sizes and what I really like about them is they have no visible weld. In fact I have some that you cannot tell from an Ellis Ring.

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Thank you Bob, that's a great suggestion, I'll check it out. Also thank you, sdmagic -- I ordered a couple of rings from reefscuba, so I'll see what those are like.
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