Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wire Gauge Converter Widget

(One of my "humorous" magnets)

I found the neatest widget. A wire gauge calculator and mm to inches converter. I first saw it on my blogging buddy, Jamie's, blog

Then this morning, I found another reference on Rena Klingenberg's, Jewelry Business Blog

Since I'm back in a Chain Maille mode, I've been very interested in wire and measurement conversions. The new book I purchased on Chain Maille with beads uses Imperial measurements. You know 1/4, 5/64, 3/32 inches. Drives me crazy. I was brought up on that way to measure and wasn't until I was in college that I started using metric. It is so much easier!

Quick, which of the three fractions I listed above is the smaller? Now which is smaller 4mm, 8mm or 5 mm? Easy right?

So, when I saw that widget, I had to have one.

It is now located on the right side of this blog. Try it out. There are instructions if you want one too.


PS the answer is 5/64. Did you get it?


  1. Great Widget. I'll be back to use it!

  2. Thanks for the mention! ;) Gotta love cool widgets!

    Creations by JAE

  3. Love the widget--I made sure to Twitter about it.

    at Rings & Things