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About WimsiDesign

Sales 113
On Etsy since 2015

How it all started...

Rewind to 2003. I was an art student focused on learning the ins and outs of metalsmithing. I'd just modled, cast, and riveted together the pieces of an articulated finger cover and I needed a way to wear it. Enter chainmail. What better way to attach a silver finger covering than with a chainmail glove?
One problem: I didn't know how to make chainmail. Neither did my teacher.
So, I started looking things up. I found a couple step by step tutorials for European 4-in-1, and I was on my way.

Now, skip ahead to 2014. I've been making chainmail ever since that first project, only the weaves have gotten more diverse, the patterns more complex. Each new project leads to another, and I've got a growing pile of totally awesome chainmail collecting dust in my studio. Family and friends order custom pieces, or see something on one of my shelves and ask if they can buy it. Then someone asks if I can put a up display in the local library about what chainmail is and how it's made. Then more people start asking, "Do you sell it? Why not?" And I think to myself, "Yeah, why not?"
I've been doing projects, mostly freelance graphic work, under the name Wimsi design for a few years, so I expand the name to include jewelry design and production, register for a sales license, and open the doors to my new etsy shop in October of 2015.

Shop members

  • Lauren Braden

    Owner, Maker

    I've been making chainmail for more than a decade. I make it because I love it, and I want to share that with people.

Production partners

  • Bell Bridge Books

    Memphis, TN

    Bell Bridge is a publisher.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Wimsi Design! I create handmade chainmail in a variety of patterns, colors, and materials. Feel free to browse the shop, and if you don't find what you're looking for let me know. We can always arrange a custom order so that you get exactly what you want. Happy shopping. :)

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
Buying online can be difficult. If you are unsatisfied with your order please contact me within 14 days and I will do my best to right whatever you are unsatisfied about.
If a refund is appropriate, it will be issued once the product has been returned.
No refunds will be issued for custom orders unless there is a physical defect.
No refunds will be issued for items that are damaged upon return.
Note that refunds will be paid only for the item cost, not shipping fees.
Payment is expected at time of purchase unless other arrangements have been made.
For custom orders, I will discuss options and materials prior to payment but I will not begin work until payment is received.
Purchases delivered to locations in Colorado will be subject to sales tax.
I offer USPS First Class, Priority, and Priority Express through Etsy's Calculated Shipping. Just choose the shipping method you prefer at checkout and the price will adjust accordingly. You will be provided with a tracking number when the item ships.