Update 042111 I recently posted I had some cheap clips and even posted a picture of them before CF crashed. They are flat metal and measure 2.2CM (7.8 inch) x 0.8CM (5/16 inch) at the widest part. They will be 5 cents each and if you have no way to reimburse me I will still send you a few for free like the other stuff. I got them also from walmart if you want to purchase a package yourself. I have restocked swivels as I was down to just a few left. I have gone through about ~200 swivels so far and another 100 split rings. I will again try to get a picture of the new clips up in a few days.
Update 122409, since I was just about to run out of swivels, the batch I ordered was 144, of which I have about 20 duds in the batch or about 15%, I ordered more from a different dealer off Ebay this batch differs where the swivel action is but appears almost identical to the picture in size and looks. I am dropping the price to 10 cents each for the swivels now instead of 15 cents and will still send you a couple for free if you have no easy way to reimburse me for my costs. The price I chose is because I got this batch a lot cheaper it is somewhat lucky because I have looked for awhile and this company in the USA offered a cheaper price than shipping from China so I took a chance.
Update 010208, I decided to offer these small useful swivels that are found on a lot of keychain accesories to those that can use them. I got a good deal on ebay with the extra *donations* sent to me. I am asking for 15 cents a swivel and currently can reorder them off ebay in quantity at that price for now. I will ship up to 2 swivels to anyone for free if you have no way to send me paypal (cash only, personal account). For those in Canada the postage is 74 cents I think instead of 42 cents if you are able to pay me.
Here is a picture of the swivels.
Further update, those overseas airmail is at least 90 cents and the post office says it will go up to 94 cents for a letter soon so keep that in mind if you are asking for some rings you may decide to get more than 10.
I just got back from Walmart and picked up antique copper 8mm & 6mm rings they look like a dull penny in color some with black or darker colored lights may prefer a less shiny color. Specify if you want the copper one or I will send silver by default.
Just thought I would further update this. I have been trying to find the package of 6mm only split rings (200) but the 3 walmart stores here I have gone to have not had them. I instead found a package with a purple and white tag labeled "fashion accessories" it contains 240 pcs of 6 & 8 mm rings. I think there are 120 of each. The manufacturers number (right corner) is 88633. The 8mm rings are considerably larger if you want either type I will send them as you ask otherwise I will assume you want the 6mm ones.
I have sent over 1400 of these now..... all over the world.
Thanks to the extra donations some of you made so I could send free any that asked me.
I stumbled across 200 tiny split rings that fit the lanyard holes in my fenix L1P perfectly. I got there from....... Walmart in the crafts section in a tiny package in jewelry stuff for about $2.00. There is two colors brass and chrome, the brass plating seems to flake off easily though.
UPDATE: I only have a paypal personal account and do not accept credit card fees. It literally costs $0.31 to accept a $0.50 paypal transaction which IMO is not worth messing with so if anyone needs the rings and has no access to paypal cash they can either mail back funds, donate to CPF later at their leisure or consider them a gift.
EDIT: Due to the many questions asked I have prepared the following answers.
1)How do I get some of these?
PM me your mail address and amount you want AND the size you want (10 @ 6mm is default) and I will send you some as soon as I can get them in the mail.
2) Do the rings fit through both holes in the fenix?
Yes, they (6mm) fit nicely through (the L1P, unsure about newer models) both holes with some effort and have a little
slack. Since the rings stick out a little they do help prevent rolling of the light.
3) Do I have any more left?
Yes, I currently have about 80+@6mm and 100@8mm.
4) How much do they cost?
First 10 rings is 50 cents, a penny each after the first 10, if you do not specify an amount I will send 10 in a standard envelope via USPS.
Payment is via paypal or send funds via mail, upon receipt of your rings.
You can pay me, or give to CPF or the relief fund later or if you do not have paypal some people have generously donated extra so I can send you them free.
5) Are these rings useful for other lights?
Yes, as they are rather tiny you may to use a few to replace the larger clunky split rings on tiny keychains. They are more robust than the non split rings found on things that can be pulled apart easily. The larger 8mm ones may be useful for all sorts of things other than lights.