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Heartfelt Creations makes handmade chainmail, beaded, and wire worked jewelry for men and women, in their home studio in London, Ontario, Canada. Their jewelry is sold on their website (at http://www.heartfeltjewelry.ca) and on Etsy, with free shipping for small orders. Locally, Heartfelt Creations sells their handmade jewelry at select events, home jewelry parties, and by appointment for a private viewing. Custom orders are welcomed.

Heartfelt Creations offers free shipping worldwide for small orders! Satisfaction is guaranteed; returns are accepted for any reason, as long as your return package is postmarked within 30 days of us shipping your order to you. You can find Heartfelt Creations' other policies on the "Shop Policies" page.

Heartfelt Creations was founded in 2010 by Wendy Shillingford. Wendy and her partner Fred Whitehead have 6 years of…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 5
  • Joined March 15, 2010

Favorite materials

Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel, Jewellers Brass, Anodized Aluminum, Swarovski Crystal, Semiprecious Stone, Silverfoil Beads

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About

Heartfelt Creations makes handmade chainmail, beaded, and wire worked jewelry for men and women, in their home studio in London, Ontario, Canada. Their jewelry is sold on their website (at http://www.heartfeltjewelry.ca) and on Etsy, with free shipping for small orders. Locally, Heartfelt Creations sells their handmade jewelry at select events, home jewelry parties, and by appointment for a private viewing. Custom orders are welcomed.

Heartfelt Creations offers free shipping worldwide for small orders! Satisfaction is guaranteed; returns are accepted for any reason, as long as your return package is postmarked within 30 days of us shipping your order to you. You can find Heartfelt Creations' other policies on the "Shop Policies" page.

Heartfelt Creations was founded in 2010 by Wendy Shillingford. Wendy and her partner Fred Whitehead have 6 years of jewelry making experience between them. They both live with disabilities, and find making jewelry extremely therapeutic. Wendy and Fred always hope that with each purchase, someone gets as much pleasure from their new handmade jewelry as they did making it.

Their chainmail jewelry is made from metals such as Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel, Jeweller's Brass, Anodized Aluminum, and Silver plated rings. Any of their designs can be custom ordered in sterling silver, please contact them to enquire. Their beaded work incorporates swarovski crystal, glass pearls, pewter beads, stone, and lampwork, amongst other various glass beads in their ample collection.

How is Chainmail made?

Learning the weaves is the trickiest part of the process. Their jump rings come from a wonderful supplier in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and are top quality saw-cut rings. Chainmailling involves using two jeweller's pliers to patiently open, link, and close rings in the proper formation. Rings love to jump out of the pliers and fly in all directions, which is perhaps why they are called jump rings! The most difficult part is starting the weave as the rings move about and flip in unpredictable ways. Once the preliminary challenge is passed, weaving jump rings is a very relaxing, almost meditative process. Fred and Wendy pay great attention to detail, ensuring their ring closures are clean and smooth. A bracelet can take up to to several hours to make, depending on the complexity of the weave.

Shop Policies

Their most exciting policy is offering free shipping worldwide for small orders! Returns are accepted for any reason within 30 days of shipping your order to you. You can find Heartfelt Creations' other policies here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartfeltJewellery/policy

Custom Work

Should you see a bracelet that you like, and might like a matching necklace, contact Heartfelt, and likely they can do a custom order for you. Or perhaps you see a necklace you like and would like a different length, metal, or colour combination. "Request Custom Item" to initiate a conversation with Wendy about what you'd like made.

Contacting Heartfelt

Use the "Contact" button under the "Shop Owner" heading, at left. You might have questions about the materials used in creating a favoured piece of jewellery, or have questions about custom work. You can also connect with Wendy via Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest (see below). If you'd like to be on our email list, to receive occasional emails giving notice of exclusive coupon codes and sales, and notice of upcoming local showings, please use the "Contact" button to send us your email address.

Chainmail Care

When you make a purchase, a Chainmail Care Guide will be sent along with your order, which will tell you simple ways to keep your chainmail looking beautiful, depending upon which metal or combination of metals it is made of. There is also a chainmail care page on our website.

Our Website:

http://www.heartfeltjewelry.ca

Connect with Wendy online at:

http://www.twitter.com/wendythewise
http://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreationsJewellery
http://www.pinterest.com/tigrrress

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