Arcticwildfire Chainmaille

Virginia, United States · 33 Sales


Arcticwildfire Chainmaille

Virginia, United States 33 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Shop owner

Amy Kelly


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Orange and Silver Barrels chainmaille earrings
Gunmetal diamond mesh chainmaille earrings
Fuchsia Viperscale chainmaille earrings
Gunmetal Full Persian chainmaille bracelet
Beaded Chainmaille Choker with Glitter Vial
Red and Black Stretchy Half Persian Bracelet
Black Diamond Scalemaille Earrings
Simple Chainmaille Earrings
Rainbow Byzantine Grid Chainmaille Cuff
Stainless Steel Byzantine Ladder Set
Gunmetal Byzankinged chainmaille bracelet
Custom Handmade Tile Coasters - YOUR Photos
Blue Pop Circles - Handmade Tile Coasters
Recycled Full Persian and Blue earrings
3 Scale Earrings
Two Tone Blue Shaggy Loops Chainmaille Earrings
Beaded Chainmaille Bookmark
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Continually refining the process

In late October 2011, I bought a chainmaille bracelet. After deciding it didn't look that hard to make, I started looking for tutorials online.

My first piece of chainmaille was made from rings I made by unfolding plastic covered paper clips (red, white, and green because I never used those colors as paper clips) and wrapping them around a simple Bic pen to make one or two jump rings from each paper clip. Needless to say, this was a long process. The pliers I had then were large and unwieldy, leaving me to wrap band-aids around several fingers or suffer blisters later.

Now, I've progressed to much easier (and less painful) methods resulting in much nicer pieces. My pliers are considerably smaller, easier to hold, and less likely to scratch the rings. When I make my own rings, they start as coils or spools of wire requiring much less time to make than paper clip jump rings. Pre-made rings are more expensive but less time-consuming so I probably won't be using one or the other exclusively. Beads and baubles have worked their way into several pieces and lately, so have aluminum scales. I'd like to move toward higher end materials as money allows.

Hopefully, this refining process continues indefinitely.

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  • Amy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, Shipping

    I'm a 2013 Virginia Tech alumna with a Bachelor's Degree in History. My adventures in chainmaille began with a bracelet I purchased and thought, "I could make that."

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2014
Hello! Welcome to ArcticWildfire Chainmaille. Here you will find a variety of handmade chainmaille jewelry and accessories (and recently other items, such as tile coasters). Please note: all items in this shop are handmade and, as such, no two items will be exactly alike. I am currently accepting custom orders.

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
ArcticWildfire Chainmaille accepts PayPal, Etsy gift cards and credit cards via Direct Checkout. Please pay for your purchase as soon as possible.

Any orders not paid in full 3 days from the purchase date will be cancelled.
Buyer pays shipping as listed on item listing. Shipping price listed includes basic shipping via USPS. Your item will generally be shipped in a padded envelope. I offer combined shipping on multiple purchases. I generally try to ship non-custom purchases as soon as possible, often the next day if no modifications are needed. Because of this quick preparation and shipping time, it is very important that you verify the shipping address when purchasing. If you notice an error on the address, send me a message as soon as possible to avoid complications.

I will ship out the item based on the address in the Etsy transaction once payment is cleared. Please convo me to make payment arrangement first if you would like to send the item to a different address.

Please be aware that your country may charge additional customs duty and/or import taxes. As the seller I do not pay for any applicable duty, value added taxes (VAT) or import consumption taxes charged to you by your country. The recipient of the merchandise will be required to pay the duty or VAT upon delivery. Due to import duty valuation adjustments and currency valuations, we are unable to provide an estimate for duty or VAT.

*Please note that any custom duties or import taxes are the buyer’s responsibility.*
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns and refunds are accepted on a case by case basis. If your item happens to be damaged when it arrives, please convo me and we'll work something out. Generally, buyer pays to ship it back to me and I will pay shipping to send it back after repairs.
All pieces in my shop are eligible for free repairs, minus shipping. If a piece needs repairs, please send a message before shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
PLEASE review your order carefully. If you need to make a change to your order, contact me as soon as possible. Non-custom orders placed before 9:00 pm Eastern often ship the next day.

Custom orders: If you see something you like but would like to have it in a different color, feel free to send me a message from the item you like or as a custom order request. Please ask about what colors are currently available. The following links should be considered reference only. All colors shown may not be available T the time of your order. There may also be some colors available that are not shown here.

Scale colors can be found here:

Wire colors I have can be found here:
Note that some colors are available in limited quantities. Gold, silver, black, red 1, orange, green, blue 1, and purple are nearly always available.
Some colors may have qualities that do not show up well in photos. For example, Peacock Blue appears bright blue in bright lighting but looks more green in low light.
**The turquoise, red 2, and blue 2 are very soft wires that should be used only for details and not where it will be supporting weight.
Several of the colors came out looking a bit different in this photo due to the flash, particularly the fuschia.
For a second reference: