ChainmailleByBim

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Portland, Oregon
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Announcement    Welcome! My name is Bim. I've been making Chainmaille since I was nine years old. The thing that sets my work apart from other Chainmaille is that I weld each of my links closed. This means that my Chainmaille is super smooth to the touch, doesn't catch on hairs, and lasts for a lifetime. This is how I've made my living since 1999 and I love doing it. Look around, ask me questions.

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Last updated on Sep 7, 2022

Welcome! My name is Bim. I've been making Chainmaille since I was nine years old. The thing that sets my work apart from other Chainmaille is that I weld each of my links closed. This means that my Chainmaille is super smooth to the touch, doesn't catch on hairs, and lasts for a lifetime. This is how I've made my living since 1999 and I love doing it. Look around, ask me questions.

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About ChainmailleByBim

Sales 3,493
On Etsy since 2009

I've been making Chainmaille every day since I was nine.

I started making Chainmaille as a hobby. When I was nine my older brother had a friend who was making Chainmaille armor and I got him to teach me how to do it myself. I must be the right kind of crazy for this type of work because by the time I was ten I had convinced my dad to help me make a booth for the Saturday Market in my 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 some bands in Portland, OR. I've had a booth at Saturday market for 21 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 May 10, 2022
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. I start everything from raw materials and make my own links by hand. This is my sole source of income and I appreciate every single person who supports me by purchasing a piece of my life's work.

- Jewelry can be frustrating to buy for people with unique wrist and neck sizes. That's why I offer free custom sizing for everything I sell.

- I am here for you. Ask me anything! I'll promptly reply with all the answers you're seeking!

-Bim

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

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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 and I typically turn orders the same day or the following day that they are placed! You can choose the USPS shipping service you'd like when you check out so whether you need it right away or have plenty of time I'm happy to make it happen.

I take pride in my careful and prompt execution of every order I receive.

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.