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Nicole on Aug 12, 20215 out of 5 stars
These are so cute, and arrived earlier than expected. I couldn’t be more pleased!
Réjane on Jul 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very beautiful earrings. They were sent quickly and packaged carefully. They arrived securely today with a little word. I'm very pleased. Thank you very much!
Kathleen on Jul 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous earrings and bracelet, Kate was so helpful and provided amazing customer service. Can’t recommend enough!
Joanna on Sep 16, 20195 out of 5 stars
Kate's work is impeccable. Her flower hair clips are beautiful, unique-looking and extremely durable. Shipped to me in a matter of days!
Cristina on Jun 21, 20195 out of 5 stars
Kate was a dream to work with! I wanted the earrings in time for a special event and she went above and beyond to get them to me. The earrings themselves are gorgeous, incredibly well made and solid, but also light weight and easy to wear. Very happy with this purchase!
Jacky on Apr 5, 20185 out of 5 stars
this necklace is sooo beautiful and unique 💜 thank you so much!
CatharsisNina on Jan 19, 20175 out of 5 stars
Though my necklace was lost in the mail, Kate was very helpful in resolving the issue. I'm sure I would have loved it and still adore the look of it online. Wish it wouldn't have gotten lost but at least I got a refund.
Christine on Jun 20, 20155 out of 5 stars
This was a special order which was made exactly as promised. The earrings are lightweight delicate dangles, which I love wearing. Made and shipped on time! Thank you.
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.
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.
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
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
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)
**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
I can not ship to the following countries due to Taiwan OR the receiving country's Covid policies:
If you are in one of these countries and still want to purchase a piece of mine- message me and I'll let you know as soon as restrictions are lifted.
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.