Handmade chainmaille jewelry & accessories

Virginia, United States · 2257 Sales


Handmade chainmaille jewelry & accessories

Virginia, United States 2257 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Jennifer LaDouceur

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Jennifer LaDouceur

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Chainmaille love

Tattooed and Chained Chainmaille is a tiny, home based craft business owned and operated by me, Jennifer LaDouceur- designer, creator, shipment fulfiller, and customer service specialist. My pliers and I work at what was once my dining room table (now only used for making chainmaille) in my smoke-free home.

My chainmaille obsession began in 2010 when I saw one gorgeous bracelet at a mineral and gem show. I had no idea what it was, but searched the internet tirelessly until I came across chainmaille jewelry images. With the help of many websites, books, tutorials, and lots of practice, I taught myself how to maille. I've been knee-deep in jump rings ever since. Tattooed and Chained Chainmaille on Etsy opened in 2011. I also have my own stand-alone website.

My business name came about simply because I'm heavily tattooed and I love to create chains. Tattooing is also the main family business, my husband has been tattooing for over 20 years and owns Star City Tattoos in Roanoke, VA. A selection of my jewelry is available there for purchase.

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    Hi! I'm a self taught chainmaille artist and one-woman show, I'm quite proud to run every aspect of my business myself. I hope you enjoy wearing my chainmaille as much as I enjoyed making it.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 8, 2016
Welcome to my chainmaille obsession! I pride myself on my customer service, should you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to ask! I respond to messages quickly.

My chainmaille is all hand woven by me using various sets of pliers and hundreds of jump rings. I use only the highest quality saw cut jump rings in my jewelry, and my ring closures are perfect, giving you a gorgeous, smooth piece of jewelry you will enjoy for years!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Direct checkout through Etsy and PayPal are my preferred methods of payment. Please be sure your shipping address is correct.
Ready made items will be shipped no later than the next business day after payment is received. If the item is made to order, the processing time will be visible in the listing description. USPS First Class mail with delivery confirmation is my preferred method of shipment. All orders come gift boxed and packed within a bubble mailer. You will receive your tracking info in a message the day your item ships.

International orders ship via USPS First Class International mail. Your customs form number will be included in your shipping notification so your package can be tracked until it leaves the US.

***International customers,*** please note that you are responsible for any import duty/Taxes/VAT Charges that your country may impose on you for purchasing merchandise from outside of your country. Please be aware of these charges and amounts for your individual country prior to making your purchase. These charges are normally collected when the package is delivered to you. International orders can take 2-8 weeks to arrive.

If you are a local customer you have the option to forgo the shipping costs and pick your purchase up directly from my husband's studio, Star City Tattoos at 4202 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke, VA. Please let me know in notes to seller at checkout and I will refund your shipping costs to you. There is also a selection of my jewelry there to purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is my goal for my customers to be 100% satisfied. If you are unhappy for any reason with your purchase, please contact me immediately upon receipt of your item/s. Should you want a refund, I'll be happy to accommodate, less the shipping costs, once the item has been returned to me in its original unused condition. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.

EU buyers have 14 days from date of receipt to contact me about returning items.

I can't be responsible for normal wear and tear. My pieces are delicate, please treat them accordingly.
Additional policies and FAQs

Please note that my bracelets and anklets are sold by SIZE (inner circumference when clasped), NOT by overall length! Chainmaille weaves vary greatly in girth and the thicker the weave the longer the overall length needs to be, sometimes a full inch longer than your required size. Take the time to measure your wrist per the instructions below and you'll get the perfect fit every time!

***STRETCHY RUBBER BRACELETS*** can fit you snugly if you order your actual wrist measurement. If you like a tight fit, order a size below your wrist measurement. Example: My wrist measures 5-3/4", I'd order a 5-1/2" stretchy bracelet for a tight fit.

***BRACELETS***Using a soft measuring tape, measure around your wrist bone. Take that measurement and add 1/2 inch to one inch, depending upon how tight fitting you like your bracelets. If you do not have a soft measuring tape, cut a strip of paper, wrap that around your wrist and make a mark where it overlaps. Then lay it straight against a ruler to find your measurement, and add 1/2 inch to one inch.

My actual wrist measurement is 5-3/4 inches. My bracelet size could be 6-1/4 to 6-3/4 inches, depending on how I'd like it to fit. I'd wear a 5-3/4 inch stretchy bracelet.

***ANKLET***Measuring for an anklet is very similar to measuring for a bracelet, in that you can measure your ankle and add 1 inch. Alternatively, measure with a soft measuring tape or string where you would like your anklet to sit. Some prefer a high fit while other prefer a looser, under-the-ankle-bone fit.


Please keep your jewelry away from household cleaners. Please do not use jewelry cleaners, cremes, or polishing cloths on your aluminum chainmaille.

Please handle your jewelry with care. Chainmaille links are not soldered and therefore can be pulled apart.

ALUMINUM will not tarnish like sterling silver, but it will pick up dirt and oils from your skin causing it to become dull. Should you find that your jewelry is not as shiny as it used to be, soak your piece in warm soapy water (only blue dish soap is recommended) for a few minutes to loosen dirt and oils. Then lather it it with gentle dish soap using your fingers. Rinse with warm water and allow to air dry. You may also dry it with a blow dryer set on the cool setting.

Over time, the outer layer of aluminum will corrode slightly. This outer layer of corrosion actually protects the inner layer of aluminum from further corrosion.

STAINLESS STEEL is very strong and durable. If it becomes dull just wash with soap and water as described for aluminum.

COPPER is a heavyweight metal that is quite lovely, but it quickly develops a patina. If you would like to restore your copper jewelry to its original shine, any commercial copper cleaner will work. Alternatively, a few items from your kitchen will work just as well. Add a bit of salt to some lemon juice and dip your jewelry in to soak for a few minutes. Once clean, rinse with water and dry well. Store in an airtight bag.

BRONZE is a gorgeous, warm colored metal with a nice heavy weight. It is an alloy of copper and tin. Bronze will patina with time, turning darker and giving character to the jewelry. If you prefer your bronze chainmaille to look as bright as the day you receive it, any commercial cleaner for bronze, like Brasso, will restore the shine. To keep the shine as long as possible, store in an airtight bag and keep away from humid conditions.

JEWELRY BRASS is a nice, durable heavyweight metal that bears a strong resemblance to 14K yellow gold when polished. Jewelry brass in an alloy of copper and zinc. Brass will develop a patina with time and wear but can easily be cleaned with a commercial cleaner like Brasso. To keep the shine as long as possible, store in an airtight bag and keep away from humid conditions.

I will list every aspect of the piece so that you can make an informed purchase. Please allow for slight color variations due to photography lighting, computer monitor settings, etc.

I happily accept custom orders! If you see a piece that you like but it's not in the color or colors you need, just contact me!