Amy's Profile

About

Enter my shop here:
http://rainestudios.etsy.com

I began making jewelry in High School but of course other things caught my interest, and I moved on to other things. Then in 2008 I remembered how much enjoyment I got out of sitting down and creating something new and lovely. I started expanding my skills, moving into simple wire wrapping and chainmaille, and I was hooked. I love working with jump rings to make the intricate chainmaille pieces. Being obsessive and also easily distracted (SQUIRREL!), I also started taking silversmithing classes to help that inner pyromaniac out a bit. Depending on my mood, most days while my kids are in school, after all my orders are filled I'll either be chainmailling or sitting at my bench with my torch/hammer/saw/anvil. I've also started working with enamels - which is like opening a door on a whole new world…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 22
  • Joined August 26, 2009

Favorite materials

sterling silver, vintage lucite and plastics, gemstones, enamels

Shop

rainestudios
chainmaille gemstone, sterling silver,...

About

Enter my shop here:
http://rainestudios.etsy.com

I began making jewelry in High School but of course other things caught my interest, and I moved on to other things. Then in 2008 I remembered how much enjoyment I got out of sitting down and creating something new and lovely. I started expanding my skills, moving into simple wire wrapping and chainmaille, and I was hooked. I love working with jump rings to make the intricate chainmaille pieces. Being obsessive and also easily distracted (SQUIRREL!), I also started taking silversmithing classes to help that inner pyromaniac out a bit. Depending on my mood, most days while my kids are in school, after all my orders are filled I'll either be chainmailling or sitting at my bench with my torch/hammer/saw/anvil. I've also started working with enamels - which is like opening a door on a whole new world.

I love working with metal to the extent that I even cut and tumble my own jumprings for chainmaille. I adore vintage materials (hello lucite!) and sterling silver, and love to play with the juxtaposition of old vs. new, light vs. dark, positive vs. negative.

I live near Denver, CO, with my husband of 12+ years and our 2 kids, who often have a say on the jewelry as it's being created! Lucky for me, it's usually, "Good job, Mom! That looks great!"

After our move to Denver the summer of 2011, I am now doing this jewelry thing full time! I'm so happy to be able to do what I love, be home for our growing children, and help support my family -- thanks for your support!

You can order my own handmade jump rings, headpins, chainmaille kits, and more at my other shop: http://rainesupplies.etsy.com

If I can help you with anything, just convo, or email me at amy at raine dot net.

all etsy accounts:
rainestudios, rainesupplies, crazymokes, raine137

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