JordsSong

Chain Mail to GIRD YOUR SPIRIT

Raleigh, North Carolina · 5 Sales

JordsSong

Chain Mail to GIRD YOUR SPIRIT

Raleigh, North Carolina 5 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Jord is the Norse Earth Goddess, Mother Earth, Gaia, Nature... My work is inspired by her creative offspring, the trees, the birds and mountain streams...

I made a bracelet that looks, to me, as if someone took a visual core sample of the forest around our homestead. A sheet of mail, a component of a bag, is, to me, the midnight sky.

My shop is still under construction, so please come by again and again to see how I've improved!! My photography skills need to be developed, and I have a lot of writing to do (a LOT of writing!!!), but the chain mail is wonderful!! No brag, just fact. It's what chain maille is!! Chainmail is wonderful, and so is chainmaille!!

Announcement

Jord is the Norse Earth Goddess, Mother Earth, Gaia, Nature... My work is inspired by her creative offspring, the trees, the birds and mountain streams...

I made a bracelet that looks, to me, as if someone took a visual core sample of the forest around our homestead. A sheet of mail, a component of a bag, is, to me, the midnight sky.

My shop is still under construction, so please come by again and again to see how I've improved!! My photography skills need to be developed, and I have a lot of writing to do (a LOT of writing!!!), but the chain mail is wonderful!! No brag, just fact. It's what chain maille is!! Chainmail is wonderful, and so is chainmaille!!

Jody Gundersen

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Jody Gundersen

Reviews

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Anonymous on Jun 4, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Jody has been so super helpful. My first two pair were beautiful. After wearing one pair for just a few hours the very first time, I lost one. She custom made me a second pair to replace them and they were shipped SO fast. Great service and lovely work.

Anonymous on May 7, 2012

3 out of 5 stars

These are lovely but I was sad to see what appears to be plastic coating on the colored rings. I only just received them and some of them are already flaking.

Anonymous on May 7, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Love my custom earring!. Beautiful and so happy to get them.

About

Artist inspired by Nature, Expanding Repertoire all the dang time!!

In my previous live, I tended to my children like a nanny. My time was their time, and their activities were my activities. I loved that part of my life!!

But yay and alas, those days are gone. My babies have gone out into the world to seek their fortunes, leaving me older and wiser, and with only Himself for me to clean up after, and be nanny to (c'mon, Sweetie!! Don't be mad. It's just a story!!). Fortunately, being together for over 30 years taught him that just because I wasn't driving kids everywhere all the time didn't mean I would clean instead. There are other bees in my bonnet and I am an ADD ENFP!!

So I have always had stirrings in me, as if I were needed for some larger purpose. And I prefer being in the woods and stream and garden and pasture to being in the distraction of civilization, with everyone nagging me to buy this or that. My heart is in alignment with Mother Earth, or Jord, as she is known in Norse mythology, and all of my art is about some aspect of it. For instance, the colors in my jewelry reflect the diversity of color in the natural world. Green is never just one color there, nor is it ever alone. I could keep going, but perhaps this is enough to say.

Yeah, I like to think of myself as an earth warrior, and I like to think of the things I do as working for Her, and I like to think of my work as a way to help others reconnect with the land and its inhabitants. Please don't rain on my parade!!

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Shop members

  • Jody Gundersen

    Maker

    I am returning to art with gusto, now the kids are grown. I have drawn horses since pre-school, and I also draw landscapes and pictographic people, and other things. And jewelry making; chain mail, soon to be expanded to include forging pieces.

  • Jody Gundersen

    Owner

    I am a military brat. I have always drawn horses, almost exclusively. Drove my ninth grade art teacher nuts. I have branched out since then, with metalwork being my current direction. Watch me grow!!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 21, 2012
Hello, and welcome! I'm glad you stopped by!

I love making chain mail (or "maille")!! I LOVE the way it feels, the movement as it flows, slinks, slithers from my fingers. I love the heft, the swing and the sway of it. It's like molten metal, but it's not!! I use enamel-coated copper-core wire to make my jump rings, or I use a base metal like copper, brass or bronze. At this point my silver and gold wire is plated copper core wire. I can get sterling silver or argentium or gold, if you'd like. Just CONVO ME and let me know! The enameled wire comes in a rich rainbow of colors!! Bright, shiny and glowing!! It makes me happy to make these pieces. I hope you enjoy yours at least half as much!! It DOES NOT CONTAIN LEAD OR NICKEL.

These items I have for sale are ones that I felt like making, in my choices of colors, to my favorite lengths and in my choice of designs. I can do the same for you!! CONVO ME to tell me what COLORS you would like, and HOW LONG you would like it, the WEAVE(s) and any other details you want to mention, and I will whip it up for you!! In some amount of time, of course, depending on how many projects I have going.

I make most of my own jumprings, out of the aforementioned great wire, and I open and/or close each and every ring. What a blast!! I love making NECKLACES AND BRACELETS the best because of the length of the chain. I just love the way it feels!! It flows from one hand to the other like water, or like mercury (for those old enough to have played with broken thermometers). SKIN CANDY!! EARRINGS are fun, because I can play with colors and weaves in ways that might not be suitable for anything longer. POUCHES for phones and wallets are in the queue to be made. Other random fonkiness will appear here and there. Or tell me what you have in mind!!

I want you to love your jewelry. If there is any problem, please CONVO ME so I can make it right. REPAIR/REWORK, REPLACE or REFUND (minus shipping, if applicable) if there is something you aren't happy with-- just a tweak, or a whole remake!! I'M NOT HAPPY TILL YOU ARE!! Let me know what you need!! And if somehow this fountain of liquidly solid wonderfulness doesn't stir your soul or inspire you to fiddle with it absently, I will cheerfully refund your money promptly upon my receipt of the piece. I want to contribute to your happiness.

So. Wouldn't you love to feel what I am talking about? Wouldn't it be cool to have a bracelet in your school colors? Or maybe an elegant black and silver necklace and earrings? Do you have a pendant you would like to have a chain for? Have you ever wanted to make a personalized necklace? A chain mail bag for your phone and wallet? CONVO ME, and I will be happy to make your day with vibrant, wieldy, almost indestructible handmade jewelry, made just for you!! Chain mail to gird your spirit!!

Allow a generous four weeks to get your project completed and mailed, depending on my workload. I hope to have it in WAY less time, but this is to give myself some wiggle room.

Convo me!! I want to share this tactile deliciousness, this SKIN CANDY!!

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Payment
I accept Paypal, and will commence working on your treasure upon receipt of payment, you know, workload considered. Please allow a generous 4 week turnaround period, as a lot of what I do is personalized commissions. The pics tend to get juices flowing, and folks say "That would be perfect with my __(dress, shoes, shirt, outfit, haircut...)__ if it were in __(red and yellow, orange and blue, black and silver...)___!!!

NC folks will join me in sharing with our state government. Honored, right?
Shipping
I ship USPS. I charge a flat domestic rate of $5 for shipping. I can send you a whole lot for $5!! If you need it to be shipped a different way, let me know, and I will do my best. CONVO ME if you have any other shipping needs. I think I can adapt.

I will be happy to insure it, if you would like me to.

I pack in whatever packing material has been sent to me. I put the jewelry in a reuseable tin, packed in birdseed, then slip the tin into the mail box, and fill it with packing popcorn or airbags or whatever is handy.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to love your jewelry as much as I do!! If you don't, please let me know, and let me know why. If I can REWORK/REPAIR it to make it what you want, I will be more than happy to do it!! If you want a whole nother... color scheme... instead, a REPLACEment, just let me know and send me the other back. You will only be responsible for shipping it. Or, if it just isn't right for you, I will cheerfully REFUND your money as soon as I receive the piece(s). Please let me know what your needs are. I want you to be happy.