The Chain Mail Guy

New Hamburg, Canada

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Note from shop owner I'm away from the shop, returning August 7th. I'll have new cool stuff by then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 3, 2021

I'm away from the shop, returning August 7th. I'll have new cool stuff by then!

Jerry Penner

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Jerry Penner


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About chainmailguycom

Sales 620
On Etsy since 2011

Authentic Armour - Cool Club Clothing - Gorgeous Jewelry.

Way back in 1996 I was out of a job, out of money, and looking for something to do when I happened across a re-run of "Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome" on TV. I saw Tina Turner's dress as Aunty Entity in that movie and said to myself, 'Hey! I can do that!'. So I went to the basement, turned some wire into rings, threw them on the floor and stared at them until the pattern popped out.

When I started showing my wares people asked me where I got my rings from. When they found out I made them they wanted to buy the rings for making their own projects. Now I offer other knitters some of the best rings on the Internet so they can focus on creating cool stuff instead of making rings.

Chain mail is not as lucrative or profitable as you might think. To supplement my sales I started carrying silver jewelry and making wire art in silver. I'm no professional jeweller but I can make wire art and perform basic repairs on silver. Sometimes I'll take two or more broken bits and mash them up into something new. There's no telling what might come out the other end of the process.

I promised myself I'd quit when it wasn't fun anymore. I'm still here!

Shop members

  • Jerry Penner


    - Been working with wire since 1995 - Started in 1996 - Wrote

Shop policies

Last updated on December 17, 2018

Welcome to my shop!

Everything you see here I make myself. Just ask and I'll share the process with you!

Please note that any items shipped after Dec 16 will not arrive in time for Christmas, no matter what shipping speed you select, short of personal pick-up.


Jerry Penner

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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
Order Damaged Upon Receipt
Goods damaged in shipping are the responsibility of the courier. Please report any damaged goods claims to the carrier.

Incorrect Order
If what you received is not what you ordered (wrong size, wrong item(s), wrong style, missing item(s)), please contact me and let me know. I'll do what is necessary to make things right.

Order Not as Expected
I make every effort to accurately represent the item(s) you are buying. If you are simply not happy with your order, please contact me for return instructions. You can return your order for credit towards other items. No Refunds. Returned items will be charged a 25% restocking fee. Items shipped to you under exchange will be charged a flat shipping fee of $16.00 CDN.

Where Is My Item?
If you ordered with Free Shipping your item was sent without tracking or insurance to keep your cost to a minimum. Canada Post offers delivery guidelines for these services but are not guaranteed. I don't know where your item is or when it will arrive.

If you need your item by a certain date and need the peace of mind tracking offers, please select the Express Shipping option during checkout. When I ship your order I send you a note with the tracking number and I add your email to the Shipping Notifications so you will be notified when the item moves.
I accept Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal. Payment is expected within 3 days of purchase.
Please note that any items shipped after Dec 16 will not arrive in time for Christmas, no matter what shipping speed you select, short of personal pick-up.

Shipping is via Canada Post Light Packet or Expedited Parcel. Within Canada, delivery is 3 - 6 business days, delivery to the USA is about 6 - 12 business days, other international destinations are up to 30 business days.

Free Shipping
Free Shipping does not come with tracking, insurance or delivery guarantees. This helps minimize the cost to you. If you'd like tracking and insurance, please select Express Shipping on checkout.

Customs, Taxes and Duties
These will be added to your order by the Customs Agency of your country if you live outside Canada and you will be required to pay them when you pick up your order. These charges vary from country to country and item to item. I wish they didn't exist, but they do. While I'll do what we can to minimize these charges from here, the Customs rules seem to always be changing and they are difficult to keep up with.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders
Once we've worked out the details for your custom order I'll need a 25% non-refundable deposit to begin work on your special item. Balance is due upon completion of the work, and must be sent before the order is shipped.

Unclaimed Orders
Every effort will be made to contact you once your special order item is completed. If for some reason I am unable to contact you, the custom order will be held for you for 90 days from the date of completion. If the order is not paid in full by then, you lose your deposit and it goes into my regular stock of items to be sold for the balance owing. If it cannot be sold, it will be taken apart and used for other items.