ChainmailleByBim

Chainmaille for Everyone

Portland, Oregon · 1130 Sales

ChainmailleByBim

Chainmaille for Everyone

Portland, Oregon 1130 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(315)

Announcement   Welcome! My name is Bim Ditson and I have been making and selling my Chainmaille jewelry for sixteen years

I'm here to answer any questions you might have.

I started making Chainmaille when I was nine. I started selling my work before I turned ten. Over the last sixteen years I've continued to grow my talents along with my business. Chainmaille is what I do to support myself and I take pride in every aspect of what I do. I love working with all of the amazing people who make this life possible for me.

I came up with the name Bim for myself when I was learning how to talk, and I apparently made sure it stuck. When I was barely walking I had a knack for bashing on pots and pans each morning on the kitchen floor. Each morning, after sufficiently testing the patience of my parents, I'd indulge in a hearty Lego session with any one of my three older siblings in Eugene Oregon. Next might be some drawing or origami in the craft room before refusing to wash up for dinner. Maybe some practice on the piano or French Horn.

These days I sell my jewelry at the Portland Saturday Market, The Oregon Country Fair, here on Etsy, and at several boutiques across the West Coast. I've worked on projects from the Twilight movies and for musical pop stars, to Chainmaille seat covers for motorcycles and everything in between. If it can be done with Chainmaille, I'm pretty sure that I can make it.

I'm always up to a challenge and I love innovating in my field so if you have a special idea or project let me know!

-Bim

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 27, 2016

Welcome! My name is Bim Ditson and I have been making and selling my Chainmaille jewelry for sixteen years

I'm here to answer any questions you might have.

I started making Chainmaille when I was nine. I started selling my work before I turned ten. Over the last sixteen years I've continued to grow my talents along with my business. Chainmaille is what I do to support myself and I take pride in every aspect of what I do. I love working with all of the amazing people who make this life possible for me.

I came up with the name Bim for myself when I was learning how to talk, and I apparently made sure it stuck. When I was barely walking I had a knack for bashing on pots and pans each morning on the kitchen floor. Each morning, after sufficiently testing the patience of my parents, I'd indulge in a hearty Lego session with any one of my three older siblings in Eugene Oregon. Next might be some drawing or origami in the craft room before refusing to wash up for dinner. Maybe some practice on the piano or French Horn.

These days I sell my jewelry at the Portland Saturday Market, The Oregon Country Fair, here on Etsy, and at several boutiques across the West Coast. I've worked on projects from the Twilight movies and for musical pop stars, to Chainmaille seat covers for motorcycles and everything in between. If it can be done with Chainmaille, I'm pretty sure that I can make it.

I'm always up to a challenge and I love innovating in my field so if you have a special idea or project let me know!

-Bim

Bim Ditson

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Bim Ditson

Chainmaille Pot Scrubber
$28.00
Chainmaille Bracelet - Thin Rainbow Byzantine
$48.00
Titanium Chainmaille T-Shirt
$5,200.00
Chainmaille Necklace - Super Tube Pattern
$95.00
Blue - Chainmaille Bracelet - Rosetta Pattern
$38.00
Chainmaille Necklace - Byzantine Pattern
$77.00
Chainmaille Silk Bracelet
$120.00
Chainmaille Bracelet - Japanese Pattern
$110.00
Sterling Silver - Byzanine Earrings
$125.00
Sterling Silver - Full Persian Necklace
$310.00
Chainmaille Bracelet - Dragonscale Pattern
$68.00
Chainmaille Necklace - Fitted Byzantine Ladder
$145.00
Chainmaille Bracelet - Helms Weave Pattern - Red
$38.00
Thick Rainbow - Chainmaille Bracelet - Byzantine
$34.00
Chainmaille - Hand-Tooled - Black Leather Belt
$98.00
Chainmaille Keychain - Thick Spiral
$18.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(315)
Barry Hughes

Barry Hughes on Jan 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
sjacobs1971

sjacobs1971 on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I was skeptical after purchasing this item. When I got it, it is amazing. I love it, my sons and their friends love it. Fast shipping is a big plus!!! Thank you.

carrieann1

carrieann1 on Jan 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The bracelet is so beautiful!! Thanks so much and the shipping was super fast! Thanks again!!

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Updates

I just can't get enough of these juggling balls! Each time someone orders them I get extra excited cause I get to make more!

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Chainmaille Juggling Balls
$110.00
Just in time for Valentine's Day! Give them one of my fun and functional Chainmaille Pot Scrubber's! It says "I love you, when you do the dishes" like no other gift giftkissing_heartstuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

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Chainmaille Pot Scrubber
$28.00
Another stellar wallet chain and keychain set packed up and on their journey to their proud owner in New York!

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About

Bim's been making Chainmaille every day since he was nine.

I started making Chainmaille when I was nine years old, as a hobby, the first thing I made was a Chainmaille vest that a wore on halloween. By the time I was ten I'd convinced my dad to help me make a booth for the Saturday market in hometown, Eugene, Oregon. Selling at market from a young age informed both my art and my personality in many ways. I learned to be kind. I learned to work hard and to serve my community. I learned to love conversation and real connections with my customers.

After selling in Eugene for 8 years it was time for me to move to Portland, OR to try out a larger city. I instantly fell in love with Portland and have lived here ever since. It's a place where you can succeed without cutting anyone's throat. I sell at the Portland Saturday Market every Saturday and Sunday. I play in a band and I go to local shows every night, seeing around 900 bands play each year. I ride my bike in the rain, sleep in on Mondays, and work 1,200 hours from June to August. In the summer I run a 32 band basketball tournament that's played all over the city on the regulation height hoop that I bolted to the top of my band's tour van.

So what does this all have to do with Etsy? Nothing. When I started my Etsy shop in 2009 I told myself that it would be an extension of what I already do every day, I guess if I were to put that into business terms I'd say that my brand is a lifestyle brand--no need to create an intangible ideal to sell my work. I'm a tangible, and my idea is to make things that can speak to my customers directly with no sales pitch. I've got roughly 49,000 hours of experience making my work.

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  • Bim Ditson

    Owner, I Do Everything Myself

    I'm a lifelong Chainmaille maker who also plays drums in a band. I've had a booth at Saturday market for sixteen years selling my creations. I am an active advocate for arts and music access and cultivation here in Portland, OR.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 27, 2016
Welcome to my shop!

Here are some things I've found folks like to know right off the bat:

- I make all of the items I offer on my Etsy myself.

- Jewelry can be frustrating to buy for people with unique wrist and neckline sizes. That's why I offer free custom sizing for anything I sell here in my store.

- I am here for you. Ask me anything!

-Bim

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
You can purchase my work using any of the payment options available on Etsy. I don't have any preferences regarding payment methods other than it being whichever you're most comfortable with using.
Shipping
I ship everything via USPS First Class Mail. I typically make, pack, and get your order in the mail within one day of your order being placed. I take great pride in my careful and prompt execution of every order I receive.
Refunds and Exchanges
Of course I take returns! the only thing I ask is that the item be returned to me in it's original state within two business weeks for a full refund or trade-in for an item worth the same amount as what you're returning.

I also size everything I sell so if you let me know how long you need an item to be when you order it, I'll make sure to size it for you before I send it out. And if you receive an item from me and realize you actually wanted it slightly longer or shorter just send it back and I'll adjust it for you. I'll even pay to ship it back to you because when it comes down to it, my goal is for you to wear and enjoy my art.

-Bim
Additional policies and FAQs
If you're interested in purchasing my work wholesale or would to have some of my work on consignment at your store. Let me know what you're interested in working out and I'll be happy to quote wholesales prices, design a catered stock for consignment, or arrange any other larger orders you might have in mind.