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- Chainmaille Home Decor 7
- Chainmaille Dice Bags 32
- Steampunk Necklaces 72
- Steampunk Bracelets 3
- Steampunk Earrings 7
- Steampunk Rings 32
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- Costume and Cosplay 16
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vahlen1 on Sep 20, 2016
My necklace arrived quickly and was just what I wanted. Thank you for the free gift also!
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.
I have been making chainmaille for over 30 years. I have always been drawn to how things work and that inspires my line of "Steampunk" jewelry. I love the gears and how they work.
After nearly 30 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
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping is done through the United States Postal Service only. Items are shipped First Class Mail unless otherwise noted.
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. If you wish shipping insurance please contact me ahead of time so that I may put up a custom listing for you.
Priority Mail and Express Mail is available to most US addresses and include $50 insurance. There is a link to Priority Mail upgrades in each listing when available.
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.
Items are shipped as Merchandise with the actual declared value only, no exceptions. All duty and tax is paid by the buyer- no exceptions.
Refunds and Exchanges
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Don't see the size you need? Contact me so that I may create something that fits your needs perfectly.
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.
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.