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Lifelong Manitoulin Island resident, best-selling Canadian author, local web developer and computer repair technician, award winning costume designer Dylon Whyte has been creating unique and original jewelry and chainmail designs since 1986.

Dylon has penned and illustrated two best selling books on the construction of chainmail. Sparked by a costume in the movie "Cyborg", he has created literally thousands of chainmail pieces over the past 20 years; from full suits of armour containing one-hundred thousand links, to simple, yet elegant earrings made from a single ring and several beads. Over two million links have gone into his chainmail creations; each wrought one link at a time with an eye for superior quality and fine craftsmanship.

Please visit www.artofchainmail.com to find out more about Dylon's jewelry, custom commissions, tutorials, books, as…

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  • Born on January 10
  • Joined November 27, 2006

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Steel, Silver, Copper, Bronze, Neoprene, Leather, Rock, Glass, Crystal, Pearl, Shell, Paua, Wood

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Lifelong Manitoulin Island resident, best-selling Canadian author, local web developer and computer repair technician, award winning costume designer Dylon Whyte has been creating unique and original jewelry and chainmail designs since 1986.

Dylon has penned and illustrated two best selling books on the construction of chainmail. Sparked by a costume in the movie "Cyborg", he has created literally thousands of chainmail pieces over the past 20 years; from full suits of armour containing one-hundred thousand links, to simple, yet elegant earrings made from a single ring and several beads. Over two million links have gone into his chainmail creations; each wrought one link at a time with an eye for superior quality and fine craftsmanship.

Please visit www.artofchainmail.com to find out more about Dylon's jewelry, custom commissions, tutorials, books, as well as show schedules and class availability.

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Lifetime Guarantee:
If any piece of Dylon Whyte jewelry should become damaged for any reason; simply return it to the address below for repair. This also covers reasonable adjustments (up to plus or minus 1") to the length of any piece. Please include a money order equal to your original shipping cost to cover return shipping or make prior arrangements via Paypal.

Payment:
I accept payment via Paypal, Money Orders or Certified Cheque. Please use Etsy's checkout system for your purchase. Please make out all Money Orders and Cheques to "Dylon Whyte".

Shipping:
All orders are shipped as close to receiving the order as possible. North American orders are shipped via Canada Post's XpressPost service which usually reaches destinations within Canada in 2 to 3 days and destinations within the U.S. in 7 to 10 days. You will receive a Canada Post item number at the time of shipping, which can be used to track your order. Overseas orders are shipped via air mail and can take anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks to arrive.

Recipients are solely responsible for any border and/or duty fees.

Returns:
If your order is damaged when you receive it, please return it to me in original condition and I will repair it for you for free and pay for the return shipping. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receiving your order you may return the piece in exchange for store credit.

Custom Orders:
Please feel free to contact me at kusari [!at] artofchainmail.com about any custom chain order you can dream of. Just about any piece of jewelry you have seen in my store can be reproduced in stainless steel, sterling silver, bronze and copper and in any length you desire.

Repairs/Returns Address:
Dylon Whyte
Box 41
Gore Bay, ON
P0P 1H0
Canada


Materials:

Jump Rings - All of my rings have been saw-cut and tumbled with precision, ensuring seamless gaps and no burrs between the butted ends of the rings. Almost every piece I make can be reproduced in the following metals:

Solid 925 Sterling Silver - This high quality sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, so it will slowly form a patina with exposure to the atmosphere. It is incredibly easy to clean however; just a quick dip in lemon juice, rinse in running water and a towel dry is all that's needed to restore 925 sterling silver to a pristine shine. The patina can also be retarded by storing the jewelry piece in an airtight container or with an anti-tarnish strip.

Pure Copper - This material will patina with exposure to the air, but is incredibly easy to clean, just a quick dip in lemon juice, rinse in running water and a towel dry is all that's needed to restore copper to a pristine shine. Although, some wearers prefer to let the natural patina turn the chain into a rich chocolate brown over time. Pure copper has been renowned for its curative abilities; however, I sell copper pieces purely for decorative purposes.

Bronze – As with copper, bronze will patina with exposure to the air, but is incredibly easy to clean, just a quick dip in lemon juice, rinse in running water and a towel dry is all that's needed to restore bronze to a pristine shine. Although, some wearers prefer to let the natural bronze patina turn the chain into a rich chocolate brown over time.

Stainless Steel - The ultimate high-endurance material, Stainless Steel will never rust or tarnish and will look pretty much the same on the day you buy it as it will 1,000 years from now. However, Stainless Steel does contain traces of nickel and is therefore not appropriate for people who have nickel related allergies.

U.V. Safe Neoprene - Unlike ordinary rubber O-rings, my Ultra-Violet Safe Neoprene will not break down with exposure to sunlight and unlike anodized or enamelled metals, these incredibly stretchy and resilient links will never lose their colour.

Stones and Shells - I test all of my stones, shells and other materials for resistant to the cleaning methods mentioned above, however, extra care should always be exercised in cleaning these pieces, as each as a one-of-kind original.

Your choice of earring mounting - Hypoallergenic surgical stainless steel posts with butterfly nuts, hypoallergenic surgical stainless steel French hooks, completely metal-free hypoallergenic nylon French hooks or silver-plated clip-ons for those without pierced ears. If you do not specify which mounting you would prefer during ordering I will assume that you would like the mounting from the original picture of the earrings.

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