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Seven years ago I was inspired to explore design techniques while preparing to showcase my jewelry at a fair in my then hometown of Lucketts, Virginia. I was introduced to the ancient art of Chainmaille and was immediately smitten with both the process and the end result. If Knights of the Round Table come to mind you’re on the right track. Chainmaille was the earliest form of metal armor and was probably invented before the 5th century by the ancient Celts. Over time, the technique of “weaving” small metal rings of precious metals began to be used for jewelry as well.

For me, the feeling of creating a beautiful piece of sterling silver or copper jewelry that feels like silk on your skin is exquisite. Since the first time I picked up a set of pliers and began my first creation I was instantly and permanently addicted.

In the years since, I have worked steadily with more a…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 24
  • Joined October 29, 2009

Favorite materials

Sterling Silver, Copper, Enameled Copper, Niobium, Semiprecious Stones, Swarovski Crystals, Pearls

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About

Seven years ago I was inspired to explore design techniques while preparing to showcase my jewelry at a fair in my then hometown of Lucketts, Virginia. I was introduced to the ancient art of Chainmaille and was immediately smitten with both the process and the end result. If Knights of the Round Table come to mind you’re on the right track. Chainmaille was the earliest form of metal armor and was probably invented before the 5th century by the ancient Celts. Over time, the technique of “weaving” small metal rings of precious metals began to be used for jewelry as well.

For me, the feeling of creating a beautiful piece of sterling silver or copper jewelry that feels like silk on your skin is exquisite. Since the first time I picked up a set of pliers and began my first creation I was instantly and permanently addicted.

In the years since, I have worked steadily with more and more chainmaille designs in a variety of materials. I derive great pleasure from creating all of my pieces and take great pride in making them as perfect as possible. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with new designs and I truly enjoy custom orders. Weaving chainmaille and creating beautiful jewelry has become my therapy and I can lose myself in the craft for hours.

I look forward to counting you among my customers! Check back often as I am always adding new creations. Visit my website for more information about my products and me at www.wendimink.com.

Wendi

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