Handmade Chainmaille and Adornments

New Westminster, Canada · 3 Sales


Handmade Chainmaille and Adornments

New Westminster, Canada 3 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Bringing back an ancient artform of weaving metal rings together so it becomes modern and contemporary jewelry pieces with a bit of Edge. Our Chainmaille Creations are Made to Order using the finest Stainless Steel. - Not for Medieval Warriors Anymore -


Bringing back an ancient artform of weaving metal rings together so it becomes modern and contemporary jewelry pieces with a bit of Edge. Our Chainmaille Creations are Made to Order using the finest Stainless Steel. - Not for Medieval Warriors Anymore -

Penny Cheng

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Penny Cheng


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Making pretty things with pliers and jumprings

Based in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, in community known as Queensborough, Saniki Creations is a collection of jewelry, accessories, and home decor inspired by an ancient technique of Chainmaille weaving.

Established in 2009 and handcrafted by designer Penny Cheng, Saniki Creations offers a wide range of aristic and contemporary designs with an edgy twist, ideal for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

With the strength of Stainless Steel, Saniki Creations jewelry are easy to care for and can be worn for a night on the town or simply matched with a t-shirt and jeans.

Be sure to read our FAQ section about our process, sizes and other helpful information.

Saniki Creations had the privileged to send pieces to celebrities such as: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Lachey, Brandi Glanville, Selena Gomez, and Mariska Hargitay through the affiliation with The Artisan Group. Through them, pieces have been displayed at the 2012 GBK MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge and have participated in gifting the celebrities attending the event. Creations has also been sent to Wardrobe Stylists of "Pretty Little Liars", "Once Upon a Time", "The Vampire Diaries", "The Voice", "Hart of Dixie", and "True Blood" for consideration to be included in the show. Saniki Creations has also participated at the 2012 & 2013 GBK Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge where pieces were gifted the Press and Media who attended.

Shop members
  • Penny Cheng

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Creator, Photographer, Shipper, Administrator, Girl Friday

    This is me... Penny... basically everything and anything do with Saniki Creations I am the one to do it. I am also a Wife, Mom of three (four if you include my fur baby), and a Geek who loves Unicorns, Hello Kitty and all things Sparkly and Furry.

  • The Artisan Group


  • Self-Representing Artist in Jewelry Design (SRAJD)


Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2014
Based in New Westminster, BC, Canada, Saniki Creations does not have a brick and mortar store. All creations are available online only or at local tradeshows/special events.

Saniki Creations are designed solely by me, Penny Cheng.

All our creations are Made to Order.

New Creations will be listed on a continual basis, so be sure to check back with us frequently.

Mission Statement
"All Creations will never be mass produced by anyone. All pieces will be individually handmade by me with materials I personally picked for quality."

Thank you for visiting Saniki Creations.

Please be sure to check out Saniki Creations official website:

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
We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Debit Card and Etsy Gift Card.
We ship all orders via Canada Post and Purolator Courier worldwide.

We do not ship to PO Boxes.

Shipment of orders are normally at the shipping office within 48 hours of order completion.
Shipping fees are based on province/state/country destination.
We do not ship on Sundays or Canadian Statutory Holidays.
As we do not have a physical retail store, we do not provide pick ups from our location.


Canada Post - Lettermail Other (transit time up to 14 business days, only for packages weighing less than 500g)

Canada Post - Expedited Parcel (transit time up to 7 business days-Contact Us for quote)

Purolator - Express (transit time 3 business days guaranteed, valid for shipments in British Columbia-Contact Us for quote)

Purolator - Ground (transit time 3 business days guaranteed, valid for all other Provinces and Territories-Contact Us for quote)


Canada Post-Tracked Packet-USA (transit time up to 6 business days)

Purolator - US Ground (transit time 3 business days guaranteed-Contact Us for quote)

Shipping via Canada Post Expedited Parcel, Tracked Packet-USA or Purolator Courier includes insurance up to $100 and tracking number. Insurance upgrades are available for a small fee.

Or if you prefer to have your order shipped via UPS (United Parcel Service), FedEx (Federal Express), or by another method provided by Canada Post (ie Xpresspost or Priority) please CONTACT US first with the items you wish to purchase, your email, and your shipping address.


Canada Post - Small Packet - International Air (transit time up to 2 to 6 weeks depending on location and customs

This method does not include insurance or tracking. Insurance and Tracking upgrades are available, please CONTACT US with your request before you order so we may calculate your shipping cost or if your particular country is not listed in checkout.

Saniki Creations Handmade Chainmaille and Adornments is not liable for any packages lost or damaged once it's in the hands of the Post Office. All border customs, duties, and taxes are the responsibility of the Customer.

Due to customs, holidays, postal strikes, or acts of nature, time frame for delivery is a guideline only.
Refunds and Exchanges

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you have 7 days from receipt of package to return your order for a refund or exchange. Item(s) must be unused and in original packaging with all tags attached or refund/exchange will not be applied.

You will be responsible for all shipping costs to send item back to us. A refund will be issued for the Item Price once we receive the item. A Restocking Fee of 10% will also be taken from the Item Price.

Refunds are issued within 5 business days of receipt of items returned. Please CONTACT US with your Order Number, Product Number and Reason for Return, we will issue you a RMA Number to be attached to the item that will be returned.

Non Returnable/Refundable Items

Final Sale/Clearance Items, Custom Orders and Personalized Jewelry/Accessories are NOT returnable or refundable.

Our Warranty

We will gladly tweak, fix, and/or replace findings or jumprings from normal wear and tear for the duration you own our items. Please CONTACT US with your Order Number and Product Number and Reason for Repair, we will issue you a Repair Number to be attached to the item that will be returned to us for fixing if we feel it is under our Warranty.

You are responsible for all shipping costs
Additional policies and FAQs

Here are some answers to questions commonly asked by customers. Please feel free to CONTACT US if you still have any questions.

What is Made to Order?

Made to Order items are pieces that will be made once you have placed your order. Made to Order items may take up to 1+ week to produce once payment has been completed. If you are in a rush please CONTACT US before you order and let us know how quickly you need the piece, we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs. Unless otherwise specified, all of our creations are Made to Order.

As all of our creations are Handmade, slight differences in colour and weave structure may occur, but does not affect the overal design of the piece.

We wirewrap all our Tree of Life Pendants and Wall Decor individually on a per order made basis therefore our Trees are never identical.

Do you do Custom Orders?

We love to do Custom Orders. We will work with you to create the perfect piece. Once a design has been decided on we will require payment in advance for orders under $100. For orders over $100, we require a non-refundable deposit of half the price before your order is started and the remainder once the project is completed, but prior to shipping. Custom orders are Non-Refundable or Returnable. Feel free to CONTACT US with your questions or ideas about doing a Custom Order.

Do you accept Wholesale orders?

We are currently accepting wholesale orders, please CONTACT US directly with your request.

Do you make Children's Jewelry?

Unfortunately we had recently halted creations geared just for Children. We can, however, make most of our Chainmaille Bracelets smaller to fit a child. We would coil the wire smaller to make tiny rings which would weigh less and be less bulky for little wrists. Our Micromaille Chains would also be ideal for the little ones. We can custom size needed, just CONTACT US with your inquiry.

Any items we make specifically for Children contains NO LEAD. Lead Free Czech Glass beads, Lead Free Pewter, Sterling Silver Findings will be used. Since we do not typically use Sterling Silver or Gold Wire in our products, please be sure to CONTACT US before making a purchase for a child under 12 years so we may advise you of your options.

What are your sizes?


Our bracelets are made to the size specified by you in the dropdown menu on the listing. To ensure a proper fit, please follow the steps below on how to measure for your size.

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a thin strip of paper just below the wrist bone(below the bone is after your wrist bone, towards your hands). Wrap the tape or paper around the cuff of your wrist.

Get the circumference of the wrist. If you are using a strip of paper, mark the spot where the paper meets the other end. Measure the distance bwtween the spot with a ruler.

Add half to one inch to the measurement depending on how tight or loose you prefer.


Lengths of our necklaces are listed in the product description.

What types of Chainmaille Weave do you do?

We incorporate various Chainmaille weaves and their variants to produce our creations. Examples include (but not limited to) Byzantine, Euro 4in1, Persian, Dodecahedron, Barrel, Celtic Star, etc.

What types of Metals do you use in your Creations?

Our metal of choice is Stainless Steel . Through intensive research and personal testing, we find Stainless Steel the overall easiest to care for, strong and durable for everyday wear, is non-tarnishing, and recyclable. Stainless Steel does not scratch easily, considered quite heavy by some people and does contain trace amounts of nickel, however most people are able to wear Stainless Steel and do not typically get an allergic reaction.

We also use Jewelers Brass, Copper and Bronze to give our Creations a bit of colour splash. These metals do tarnish (Jewelers Brass and Bronze contains copper in it's composition) and a little extra care is involved to keep it from not tarnishing so quickly.

What is your process in producing these Chainmaille Weaves?

Chainmaille is labour intensive. Depending on the weave and design, weaving chainmaille can take anywhere from 30 minutes for a simple pair of earrings to 1 week+ for a more intricate necklace, bracelet or home decor. This includes preparing the rings, weaving the design and finishing off the creation.

We source our materials from Canadian and US suppliers that we feel have the highest quality products and that they coil and cut the rings in there own facilities. We connect each individual ring together to form the weave... One little ring at a time. Once the piece is done, it is given a good wash, tumbled for shine, then packaged up for shipment.