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Lauren Martin is a Cincinnati area jewelry artist who has been designing and producing chainmaille jewelry exclusively since 2011. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in literature in 2006. Without the challenges of academia to occupy her active mind, Lauren began to learn how to create art using a variety of mediums and eventually stumbled upon a chainmaille jewelry book while researching various ways to fabricate chains. Immediately hooked, Lauren began exploring the endless possibilities of this ancient art form and has focused exclusively on chainmaille ever since. Lauren launched Edge Metal Elegance in 2012, and creates handcrafted chainmaille jewelry using mostly aluminum and stainless steel. She shows her work at many juried events and art shows in the Cincinnati area, and select pieces are currently carried by Dandy Haberdashery in Pleasant Ridge and MiCA 12/v in Over the Rhine. Lauren is a product…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 11
  • Joined September 12, 2010

Favorite materials

Jump rings, stainless steel, bright aluminum, anodized aluminum, Swarovski crystals

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About

Lauren Martin is a Cincinnati area jewelry artist who has been designing and producing chainmaille jewelry exclusively since 2011. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in literature in 2006. Without the challenges of academia to occupy her active mind, Lauren began to learn how to create art using a variety of mediums and eventually stumbled upon a chainmaille jewelry book while researching various ways to fabricate chains. Immediately hooked, Lauren began exploring the endless possibilities of this ancient art form and has focused exclusively on chainmaille ever since. Lauren launched Edge Metal Elegance in 2012, and creates handcrafted chainmaille jewelry using mostly aluminum and stainless steel. She shows her work at many juried events and art shows in the Cincinnati area, and select pieces are currently carried by Dandy Haberdashery in Pleasant Ridge and MiCA 12/v in Over the Rhine. Lauren is a product project designer for C&T Designs, one of the largest and most reputable chainmaille suppliers in the United States. She occasionally teaches chainmaille classes at various local venues and offers private and small group instruction upon request.
When she isn't obsessively linking jump rings together, Lauren can be found at school with her gaggle of students or at home with her husband and two daughters. She loves good books, interesting people, irreverent humor, Netflix, and coffee. Especially coffee.

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