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!…
- Joined March 2, 2008