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Welcome to MG Gems! I am a gemmologist and chainmaille artist. I design and make jewelry incorporating chainmaille techniques and precious and semi precious gemstones.

The first time I saw rings made and turned into a chainmaile bracelet I was amazed, fascinated, and definitely hooked! I couldn't wait to get my hands on some rings and start learning chainmaille weaves. Some of the weaves were easy to master - others took days or even weeks of trial and error - but every time I mastered a new pattern, it gave such a feeling of accomplishment. Chainmailling is very addictive. The most challenging aspect is designing new ways to incorporate gemstones with age-old chainmaille weaves to create beautiful jewelry. It is very rewarding to start a work session with several piles of rings of different gauges and sizes and end the session with a masterpiece!…

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  • Joined March 2, 2008

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Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, 14 K Gold Filled, Argentium, Fresh Water Pearls, Gemstones, Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, Iolite, Kyanite, Topaz, Citrine

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About

Welcome to MG Gems! I am a gemmologist and chainmaille artist. I design and make jewelry incorporating chainmaille techniques and precious and semi precious gemstones.

The first time I saw rings made and turned into a chainmaile bracelet I was amazed, fascinated, and definitely hooked! I couldn't wait to get my hands on some rings and start learning chainmaille weaves. Some of the weaves were easy to master - others took days or even weeks of trial and error - but every time I mastered a new pattern, it gave such a feeling of accomplishment. Chainmailling is very addictive. The most challenging aspect is designing new ways to incorporate gemstones with age-old chainmaille weaves to create beautiful jewelry. It is very rewarding to start a work session with several piles of rings of different gauges and sizes and end the session with a masterpiece!

My hope is that wearers of my jewelry get as much enjoyment and satisfaction from the pieces as I have had in designing and making them.

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