Jodi Caryn Giese's Profile

About

Art & Design, Pottery, Jousting, and other medieval arts have held sway in my heart for as long as I can remember. The crafting of chainmail has been a passion of mine since my college days. It has drifted in and out of my life in the years since, living alongside many other passions, but I have always returned to it. There is something about the cool silkiness of well-woven mail as it slips through my fingers that fascinates me, mesmerizes me, and always draws me back.

Each and every ring in my designs is turned by my hands, cut by my hands and woven by my hands. I take inspiration from everything around me, and of course the weaves I use are not of my own devising, but the way they are combined, the metals I use and the components I choose are carefully considered. I spend hours choosing just the perfect Swarovski crystal or Czech glass beads to complement a design, and it's the joy I find in the…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 10
  • Joined February 12, 2014

Favorite materials

Copper, Silver, Niobium, Stainless Steel, Swarovski Crystal, Gemstones, Clay

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About

Art & Design, Pottery, Jousting, and other medieval arts have held sway in my heart for as long as I can remember. The crafting of chainmail has been a passion of mine since my college days. It has drifted in and out of my life in the years since, living alongside many other passions, but I have always returned to it. There is something about the cool silkiness of well-woven mail as it slips through my fingers that fascinates me, mesmerizes me, and always draws me back.

Each and every ring in my designs is turned by my hands, cut by my hands and woven by my hands. I take inspiration from everything around me, and of course the weaves I use are not of my own devising, but the way they are combined, the metals I use and the components I choose are carefully considered. I spend hours choosing just the perfect Swarovski crystal or Czech glass beads to complement a design, and it's the joy I find in the designing and the making that I want to share with those who are as interested and intrigued by the intricate art of weaving metal into cloth as I am.

Semi-precious gemstones and crystals add not only beauty, but healing power and bring positive energy to my designs. Rose quartz, peridot, amethyst, opalite, and fluorite are some of my favorites.

I hope you all enjoy my shop. I only wish to sell so that I can continue to create. It's what drives me! So feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests... or even if you just want to chat about chainmail!

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