armatoracatena

chainmaille and bead work jewelery

Taipei, Taiwan | 49 Sales

armatoracatena

chainmaille and bead work jewelery

Taipei, Taiwan 49 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (11)

Announcement    Hello and welcome to Armatora Catena! All the jewelry available is one of a kind and hand made (by me!)with semi-precious stones and precious metals (and stainless steel chainmaille piece).

All of my work is hand made. Most of the pieces are chainmaille and bead work jewelry. I try to keep everything very unique looking but if you like something you see but would like a different type of stone accent, please let me know, I can do that too! I am always trying new things with my work to keep my work unique and completely one of a kind.

My shipping rate is $10 for your first item in your order and $5 for each additional item. All orders are shipped out via Taiwan international post the next business day from receiving payment for an order. Anything ordered after noon on Fridays will be sent out the next Monday. I use the local postal services 3-4 day shipping which is easily tracked and you will receive the tracking number once I've shipped your order. If you do not receive your order after 14 days, let me know. I have had packages lost in the post previously and there are steps I can take on my end to let the postal service know that a package has been misplaced.

Custom requests are welcome! I have done jewelry for weddings and other special occasions - if interested in custom work for a wedding or any other special occasion, please message me with enough time to complete the order and ship it (allow for at least three weeks for delivery).

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by!

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Last updated on Jun 18, 2018

Hello and welcome to Armatora Catena! All the jewelry available is one of a kind and hand made (by me!)with semi-precious stones and precious metals (and stainless steel chainmaille piece).

All of my work is hand made. Most of the pieces are chainmaille and bead work jewelry. I try to keep everything very unique looking but if you like something you see but would like a different type of stone accent, please let me know, I can do that too! I am always trying new things with my work to keep my work unique and completely one of a kind.

My shipping rate is $10 for your first item in your order and $5 for each additional item. All orders are shipped out via Taiwan international post the next business day from receiving payment for an order. Anything ordered after noon on Fridays will be sent out the next Monday. I use the local postal services 3-4 day shipping which is easily tracked and you will receive the tracking number once I've shipped your order. If you do not receive your order after 14 days, let me know. I have had packages lost in the post previously and there are steps I can take on my end to let the postal service know that a package has been misplaced.

Custom requests are welcome! I have done jewelry for weddings and other special occasions - if interested in custom work for a wedding or any other special occasion, please message me with enough time to complete the order and ship it (allow for at least three weeks for delivery).

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by!

Kate Panzica

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About

International chainmail artist, loves a challenge, a costume, and about a week to make magic happen.

I got my start as a bored college student with some craft skills. I grew up in Indiana and arts and crafts were a major part of my upbringing. While in a college history class I decided I wanted to try my hand at making chainmail/chainmaille. I started by spinning and cutting my own rings and have since switched to a supplier so I could work in different metals and colors. I also do make jewelry with semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski crystal. I draw inspiration from everything around me. I'm a world traveler, teacher, nerd, artist. Everything is fair game for inspiration for me.

Every piece I make will be one of a kind (even when I'm doing more than one piece of the same design-there will be natural differences in each piece that at least I know are there). I have made pieces for SCA and reenactor groups around the world as well as special occasions such as weddings, baptisms, graduations, coming out, etc.

My university thesis involved making 30+ different types of rosaries so, I have no trouble with making pieces of a religious nature such as rosaries or prayer beads of any tradition. I find making prayer beads a meditation act in itself. I'm also up for pretty much any sort of challenge with my art- different colors, different metals, different weaves are always welcome suggestions.

Outside of my chainmail and jewelry work, I am an ESL teacher in Taiwan and do incorporate art in my classroom as much as I can.

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  • Kate Panzica

    Owner, Designer

    I'm an international traveler and chainmaille artist. I'm currently living in Taiwan and still love to create in many different ways. I've been a chainmaille artist for over 10 years.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2018
Hello and welcome to Armatora Catena! All the jewelry available is one of a kind and hand made (by me!)with semi-precious stones and precious metals (and occasional steel chainmaille pieces).

All of my work is hand made. Most of the pieces are chainmaille and bead work jewelry. I try to keep everything very unique looking but if you like something you see but would like a different type of stone accent, please let me know, I can do that too! I am always trying new things with my work to keep my work unique and completely one of a kind.

A lot of my work is inspired by my mood, my environment, and the time of year. I do holiday/themed jewelry just as much as much as I don't. I also do jewelry for any religion I can-if there are any requests please contact me!

My shipping rate is $10 for your order first item and $5 for each additional item. All orders are shipped out via Taiwan International Post the next business day from receiving payment for an order. Anything ordered after noon on Fridays will be sent out the next Monday (or next business day).

Custom requests are welcome!

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

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
All damages or loss sustained in transit of a shipment is not my responsibility. This is what postal insurance is for.

Contact me on refunds, jewelry adjustments (length of a necklace or bracelet), etc. I have no problems with exchanges for pieces of equal value--you will have to pay shipping and handling ($5)
Payment
I accept all methods of payment. Payment should be as soon as possible after ordering. As soon as payment has been received, I send out your package within 24 hours.
Shipping
Once payment is received, I send out your package within 24 hours or the next business day-Friday orders are shipped out on Monday. I use the Taiwan International post for shipments of all domestic and international orders. If you request any other form of shipment (UPS, FedEx, etc.) Please contact me for shipping rates.

**As of November 1, 2018** There have been problems with shipping to the United States. I have had several packages not show up and with several attempts to find lost packages/reschedule delivery had little to no success. PLEASE let me know if you do not receive a package. I will do what I can to either remake the piece and/or give you a full refund as well as report it to the USPS.

Also, postal insurance will cost extra in shipping at the request of you, the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders: give me as much information as you can about what you want, length (necklace/bracelet) preference, allergy concerns (some people are allergic to metal), etc. In this information, I'd also need your deadline for when you want/need the piece in your hands- especially if this is for a wedding or other special occasion.