Read through the tutorial before starting the project. Follow all safety precautions pertaining to the tools and supplies being used and the space you are working in.
Whenever I have heavier gauge (14, 16, and 18 gauge) short pieces of Argentium wire left at the end of a coil or off cuts from a project, I make them into coils and cut them into rings. I don't bother to get out my calibrated mandrels, drill, and jump ring cutting system. I just use the two sizes of Wrap N Tap pliers on my tool rack and cut the coils into rings using my Xuron Double Flush Cutters. The rings are bagged, labeled, and set aside until I add to them again. Since these bags are on a corner of my worksurface, they are easy to pull out to "play" with.
For this project, the rings used are:
Small Wrap N Tap Pliers-18 gauge wire rings made on the largest barrel; 16 gauge wire rings made on the smallest barrel
Large Wrap N Tap Pliers-18 gauge wire rings made on the smallest barrel; 16 gauge wire rings made on the smallest barrel