Inksplotter

Inksplot Studios

Cambridge, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2008

Inksplotter

Inksplot Studios

Cambridge, Massachusetts | 35 Sales

Announcement    Here you will find chainmail jewelry suitable for wear at the office, that punk club around the corner, and the opera. All items displayed are handmade from wire to weave, and length is always adjustable. Please feel free to convo me with any questions or comments, I love talking chaimail.

Announcement

Here you will find chainmail jewelry suitable for wear at the office, that punk club around the corner, and the opera. All items displayed are handmade from wire to weave, and length is always adjustable. Please feel free to convo me with any questions or comments, I love talking chaimail.

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    • JoAnn on Feb 24, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      Have gotten many compliments for these unique earrings.

    • JoAnn on Feb 24, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      Really great design. I will be keeping an eye on this shop.

    • Suzanne on Dec 9, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Elizabeth did a spectacular job duplicating a bracelet that we lost. Simply beautiful. Her items are truely one if a kind!

    • Suzanne on Dec 9, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what I wanted. Perfect in every way.

    • Kristen on Sep 17, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      It was a custom order made for me. Fast turnaround. Prompt shipping. Arrived in excellent condition. Quality workmanship.

    • Chase on Jun 10, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      I bought the original bracelet this was based on at Templecon from Elizabeths booth. It was really unique and she was nice enough to adjust it to my wrist size during the show. Later, I asked her to extend the length and again, she accommodated me. In the end, she made a new bracelet from scratch to suit me and it is perfect. The color is great, the fit is comfortable and it is one of a kind. I was very pleased with her service and willingness to work with me to make me a satisfied customer.

    • riftmast3r on Feb 18, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      So here's the deal. Elizabeth is kind of amazing. I bought one of these that she had already made and had for sale. She adjusted it to my wrist perfectly (simply from me getting her the measurement of my wrist). It got here in no time. I liked it so much that I commissioned a second one for the other arm. She said she wasn't sure she could make one identical to the first one. But a short time later, what do you know, another flawless bracer that matched the original perfectly.

      The quality of the craftsmanship on these things is almost spooky. Almost machine-like perfection. Yet hand-made. These got me more than a few looks and compliments at the Amon Amarth/Enslaved show the other night. Heheh. Great stuff and will definitely come back to Inksplot if I need anything else in the same vein.

    • riftmast3r on Feb 18, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      So here's the deal. Elizabeth is kind of amazing. I bought one of these that she had already made and had for sale. She adjusted it to my wrist perfectly (simply from me getting her the measurement of my wrist). It got here in no time. I liked it so much that I commissioned a second one for the other arm. She said she wasn't sure she could make one identical to the first one. But a short time later, what do you know, another flawless bracer that matched the original perfectly.

      The quality of the craftsmanship on these things is almost spooky. Almost machine-like perfection. Yet hand-made. These got me more than a few looks and compliments at the Amon Amarth/Enslaved show the other night. Heheh. Great stuff and will definitely come back to Inksplot if I need anything else in the same vein.

    • Anonymous on Apr 2, 2013

      5 out of 5 stars

      I received the earrings, and they are just beautiful. i love them, and they are going to compliment the rest of my styling on the day of our wedding perfectly. Thank you for a wonderful job!

    • Anonymous on Sep 25, 2012

      5 out of 5 stars

      awesome!
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      nthanks elizabeth for your customer service, customer satisfaction and "ease of use". you are wonderfully artistic!

    About Inksplotter

    Sales 35
    On Etsy since 2008

    Chainmail- the surprise success

    Chainmail wasn't my first love.

    Chainmail was something I picked up for a lark. As a second-generation sci-fi/fantasy geek, I pounced on chainmail-making classes when my college offered them. (Oberlin College is like that- Chainmail is not the weirdest academic credit I ever received) I thought of it as a 'break' from my large scale woodwork and the illustration work that I had always considered the core of my artistic identity.

    Then I left College, and discovered how much storage space costs in the real world, and had to find a way to satisfy my urge to make three-dimensional art that was a little bit more feasible than artisianal wooden tables. I also discovered how very messy painting and even drawing can be when you don't have a dedicated studio space.

    Suddenly, my chainmail was receiving a lot more of my artistic energy. And as I gave a little more, it started giving back: I found out just how deep the chainmail-weave rabbit hole goes. There was a world beyond the traditional 4-in-1 and byzantine construction I'd learned in my class. I also discovered how satisfying chainmail could be to my artistic needs: it appealed to my love of clean lines, involved processes, and exactitude. I loved the design stage and building stage, and unlike any of my other artistic products it seemed that there was also a selling stage- as soon as I started giving pieces as gifts to friends and family, I got a strong response: Did I have any for sale?

    I began tentatively, because there was so much to learn! How to price, where to get my materials, what displays do and don't work, and how to set up a booth so it's attractive and sets up with just one person, and who to take great photographs of tiny shiny objects.

    Mastering that last one is what allows me to now really begin making the most of my Etsy store. I've always had a great response in person, but online sales are still a bit arcane to me. However, I do know the first step. Showing my work to best effect!

    As always, if you have any questions about how it's made, what it's made of, or have an idea for a commission piece, please contact me! I love talking chainmail.

    Shop members

    • Elizabeth

      Owner, Designer, Marketer

      I am a Boston-based artist who makes chainmaille jewelry and purses which combine ancient structure with modern style.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on April 21, 2013

    Accepted payment methods

    Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I accept returns within one month of your purchase. The piece should be returned by mail with a tracking number, and the refund will be sent as a check after receipt of the returned piece. Repair or customization work is free of charge for the first year after purchase.
    Payment
    Payment is due before the delivery of the piece, either by check or credit/debit card. Once I've received your payment, I'll mail the piece to the address you provide within three days. You may cancel an order at any time before shipping with no obligation.
    Shipping
    All products are shipped in a padded USPS envelope within three business days of purchase, (and the USPS tracking number provided to the buyer) unless otherwise requested. Please convo me if you require a different shipping option, or if you would like gift packaging. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges connected with shipping.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    I love doing custom work! Please cono me if you have an idea for a piece, I'm happy to work with you to make a piece all your own.

    Also, most items can be customized. If want a piece made longer or shorter, it's almost always possible.