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Sleeping Knight has been creating Quality Handmade Chainmaille and Steampunk Jewelry, Accessories, Cosplay and More since 1987.


Last updated on Sep 23, 2020

Please pardon our shop while we redecorate. Some items may be remove from inventory temporarily but will be back soon!

While we strive for the fastest possible delivery times please note that the USPS is experiencing delays in delivery times. If your order has not arrived by when it should please message us and we will do what we can to help check on the progress.

Sleeping Knight has been creating Quality Handmade Chainmaille and Steampunk Jewelry, Accessories, Cosplay and More since 1987.



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About SleepingKnight

Sales 1,937
On Etsy since 2011

Millions of rings!

I have been selling on Etsy since 2011 but that is not when I started my craft. When I wasn't even yet a teenager I started making chainmaille because I wanted a chainmail shirt. I was a nerdy kid for sure! But remember this: 3 decades ago (when I was just starting my teen years) there was no such thing as "The Internet."

I learned to make chainmaille by looking at pictures from history books I checked out of the local library. I took all of my coat hangers from my closet and fashioned crude rings. Let's not go into how much trouble I got into for using all of my coat hangers! Painstakingly, through trial and error, and more trial and error and even more trial and error, I wove the rings together day after day for weeks. At long last I had a chainmaille shirt of my very own.

Once the shirt was completed someone offered to buy it for a very reasonable price. I used the money to invest in better tools and more wire. I have upgraded my tools and refined my processes a hundred times over. However, after over 30 years of making chainmail I still do not own any armor for myself.

I started making "Steampunk" jewelry a few years ago. I have always liked gears and how they fit together. I am currently studying silver smithing with my father. He's been working with silver and gold since the early 60's. It took me 25+ years of practicing chainmaille to gain the patience needed to learn to be a silver/gold smith.

Shop members

  • Eric Young


    I've been weaving rings for over three decades, starting before I was even a teen. My first project was a shirt made of rings from metal coat hangers. I've since made dozens of suits of armor and thousands of pieces of jewelry and accessories.

Production partners

  • Leather Bound Armor

    Eureka Springs, AR

    Leather Bound Armor is owned by longtime friend and Master Leather worker Jeff Horist. He's been in the leather business longer than I have been making chainmaille! And that is a LONG time! Jeff and I have collaborated and many different items over the years.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Sleeping Knight (Formerly Tangled Metal). My name is Eric Young and I am the owner. I have been making fine quality jewelry, armor, costuming and home decor for decades!

After nearly 5 years making chainmaille and jewelry you can rest assured that you'll receive the very best quality with the very best guaranty every time you order from me.

All of the rings used in my chainmaille are handmade by me and are saw cut to provide the best closure.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase within the first 15 days return it for a full refund of purchase price(minus original shipping.) You must e-mail me before shipping package back. Purchaser is responsible for return postage.

After 15 days you may return any item purchased for in-store credit only. After 30 days no items may be returned for refund or credit.

Items marked "One of a Kind" or "OOAK" or "Custom" or "Closeout" may be returned within 30 days of purchase for in-store credit only.

All Tangled Metal/Sleeping Knight items are guarantied for life (Limited to my life) and may be returned for repair or replacement at any time. Please contact me ahead of time to make arrangements. Purchaser is responsible for shipment back to me for repair. I will handle the shipping back to you.
Currently I accept payment via all major credit cards via Direct Checkout and PayPal.
United States:
I generally ship within 48 hours of purchase. That is 48 business hours. I sometimes will ship on a Saturday but it is not guaranteed. I do not ship on Sundays or US Federal Holidays as the Post Office is closed on those days. I do not purchase and or print mailing labels until the item is ready to ship. That means if you purchase an item on Thursday or Friday on a Holiday weekend it may be Tuesday or even Wednesday before your purchase will actually ship. I do all that I can to make this a RARE exception but sometimes it happens that way, especially during the Holiday Season. If you have a deadline please use Priority Shipping and contact me to let me know you need the item to be rushed. I do not offer Express mail.

Shipping is done through the United States Postal Service only. Items are shipped First Class Mail unless otherwise noted or upgraded to Priority Mail.

Everything is shipped with delivery confirmation and a tracking number will be sent once the shipping label has been printed.

Insurance is not included on any items. Priority Mail is available to most US addresses and include $50 insurance. There is a link to Priority Mail upgrades in each listing when available. If more than $50 insurance is needed please contact me ahead of time to make the proper changes to the listing.

I have no control over International Customs and cannot be held responsible if your package is held. I will provide the best tracking available to me but once the package is outside of the US it may become untrackable in some cases..

Items are shipped as Merchandise with the actual declared value only, no exceptions. All duty and tax is paid by the buyer- no exceptions.
Additional policies and FAQs

In the event that you are unhappy with your product from Tangled Metal you must return the item(s) within 14 days of delivery to you. Buyer is responsible for return postage to Tangled Metal. Postage from the UK to the US varies and Tangled Metal is not responsible for these charges.

Prices, Taxes and miscellaneous fees:
The buyer is responsible fr but not limited to original price of item stated in Tangled Metal's shop, applicable taxes, customs fees and any other fee inured by purchasing from Tangled Metal. Tangled Metal will put the actual item in the customs forms with the original price.Under no circumstance will Tangled Metal falsify customs form by not adding quantity, changing description or altering purchase price. No Exceptions.

Deliver Times:
All delivery times are estimated to the best of the ability of Tangled Metal. Times are based solely on experience and are by no means a promise of deliver on a specific date. Sometime it is possible that Customs will hold an item. The hold times range from 1 day to 6 weeks. Tangled Metal has no control over these circumstances. Tracking information is provided for you convenience but still are just estimates of delivery time. On occasion the US Postal System stops tracking items once they leave USA borders. Tangled Metal has no control over what the US Postal System does or does not provide in the way of tracking.

Tangled Metal / Sleeping Knight FAQ

1. Will you custom fit my order?
Yes, I would be happy to make sure that any item you purchase is modified to fit before I ship it out. Most items are made "average" size and have a list of measurements in the description. I'm sorry, but I cannot modify a bracelet to fit your neck.

2. Do you do custom orders?
Yes, I would be happy to create anything you like. I generally require a 50% deposit on all custom orders.

3. Do you do wholesale?
Yes, I do wholesale. I do have minimum orders for wholesale. If you have a physical shop and would like to inquire about wholesale please feel free to email me.

4. Do you do consignment?
As a general rule I only do consignment in shops in Eureka Springs, Arkansas or with friends who own brick and mortar shops.

5. What guarantees do you offer?
I offer a 15 business day 100% full refund on all items. If you are not happy with an item you should not have to be stuck with it. (see Refund Policy above for more information)

6. What type of warranty do you offer on your items?
If it breaks because of something I did or didn't do I will repair it free of charge. If it breaks because of something you did or didn't do I will still repair it but it will cost.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Don't see exactly what you are looking for? Contact me and I will create an item specially just for you.

Sizing details

Don't see the size you need? Contact me so that I may create something that fits your needs perfectly.

Care instructions

Most items can be washed with normal soap and water. However, some items need special care. If in doubt contact me about how to care for your special item.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Need your item gift wrapped? Let me know in the notes section and I will happily wrap it for you. If you need a note for the recipient I can add that as well. Always FREE of charge.

Wholesale availability

I do offer wholesale discounts for large orders as long as you have a resale Tax ID. Feel free to contact me for more details.