ah that depends on where along the line in the process you'd prefer to start. You can make your own rings, which is a bit more time consuming and can be a little challenging but saves a lot of money, or you can order them online. Here in the U.S. I know of two major providers for chainmaille rings, Decordene Wireworks
and The Ring Lord
. They're small businesses, but it's a small industry, and that's where most maillers go when they order rings
However, considering the distance shipping costs would likely be a bit more than you'd prefer, so it might be best to make your own rings unless you can find a provider near you. They also sell the supplies you'd need for that, which isn't much.
The process for making rings is fairly simple. The first step is to take the raw wire and wrap it around a rod of some sort to form a tight coil
, or spring. For smaller, lighter wire this can be done by hand, as I did for this necklace here. However, for larger rings and thicker wire you'd need a special rod with a hole drilled through it. You place the rod in a variable speed hand drill (variable speed means the speed is controlled by the pressure you put on the trigger) and thread the wire through that hole, then slowly power up the drill and guide the wire along the rod.
Once you have a completed coil you simply cut the rings from it. There's been a lot of debate as to what method for cutting is best, but I've always preferred good old diagonal cutters.
Diagonal cutters can result in small burrs and sharp points at each end of the ring, so some people don't like them, but they're portable, efficient, and cheap.
Once you have the rings assembling them is the fun part. There are hundreds of different weaves, most of which are documented on the M.A.I.L.
web site. For a good list of basics and excellent tutorials you might also check out Derakon's Library