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Note from shop owner I am currently unable to ship pieces internationally due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but have no problems with duscussing custom pieces to be completed when I can return to ship pieces abroad. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I am currently unable to ship pieces internationally due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but have no problems with duscussing custom pieces to be completed when I can return to ship pieces abroad. Thank you!

Kate Panzica

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Kate Panzica


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About armatoracatena

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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 January 23, 2023
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!

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Cancellations: not accepted

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