DruidChains

Handcrafted Chainmaille and Gemstone Gifts

North East, Maryland | 70 Sales

DruidChains

Handcrafted Chainmaille and Gemstone Gifts

North East, Maryland 70 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (11)
Katie Holder

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Katie Holder

Announcement    Welcome to Druid Chains! Here you'll find chainmaille and gemstone jewelry and accessories in a variety of metals. Please be sure to read our FAQ's and policies. Custom orders are welcome!

Free automatic upgrade to priority mail shipping with the purchase of 3 or more items! No code necessary.

Interested in more gemstone jewelry? Check out my sister shop, SeaJewelsbyKatie!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 6, 2019

Welcome to Druid Chains! Here you'll find chainmaille and gemstone jewelry and accessories in a variety of metals. Please be sure to read our FAQ's and policies. Custom orders are welcome!

Free automatic upgrade to priority mail shipping with the purchase of 3 or more items! No code necessary.

Interested in more gemstone jewelry? Check out my sister shop, SeaJewelsbyKatie!

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Updates

Brand new workspace! My husband tolerated a run through IKEA this weekend to help me revamp my workspace, and I'm super excited with the results. I can feel the creative juices rising!
The in-progress of my new windchime listed today! A lot of experimenting and changes to get the final product, but fun to do!

About

A love of all things medieval and the sea, combined to create unique designs just for you!

Druid Chains is more than just an online boutique filled with exquisite earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and accessories. It’s the realization of a lifelong passion to connect with others through crafting and creativity. Within this shop, you’ll find a selection of premium chainmaille and scalemaille jewelry because each piece is designed with the understanding that we are all connected through invisible links. When I create a piece of jewelry in my home studio, I am helping you find the perfect gift, treating you to something special for yourself just because, and encouraging smiles.

My name is Katie, and I’ve been designing jewelry for over twenty years. With a strong base of jewelry design in my undergraduate, I’m currently completing my New York Institute of Art and Design Degree. I’ve always found inspiration in nature and this company originally began as SeaJewels Designs with a focus on natural colors, designs, and motifs. I have since transitioned into a chainmaille focus but you’ll still see quite a lot of Mother Nature’s influence in my designs. In fact, you can still enjoy, and purchase, my original gemstone designs locally in downtown North East, Maryland and in Chesapeake Bay Yoga & Wellness. However, if you are here, you are likely shopping for a shining, special something that combines links with luxury. Ideal for cosplay and fairs, this jewelry is also a delightful addition to your daily wardrobe for a pop of the unexpected. With product lines focusing on Celtic heritage, meditation pieces, and more contemporary interpretations of superheroes, wizards, and wonders you’re guaranteed to find something that fits your personality.

No matter what you are looking for, I promise to offer you a wonderful shopping experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions or requests because it is truly my pleasure to add a link to your story.

-Katie
Jewelry Designer, Druid Chains

Shop members

  • Katie Holder

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My name is Katie, and I’ve been designing jewelry for over 20 years. With a strong base of jewelry design in my undergrad, I’m currently completing my NY Inst of Art & Design Cert. I am inspired by natural colors, designs, and motifs.

Local

Find DruidChains at the following upcoming markets!

  • Sea Glass & Beach Crafts Market
    Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center
    13480 Dowell Road
    SOLOMONS, MD

    Jul 6

    Our wildly popular beach-themed market is back! Join us for a celebration of summer and all things sea glass and beachy! Browse more than 40 booths featuring an exceptional variety of handmade, homemade, and homegorown products! If you love sun and sand, this is the market for you! Admission to the Market is FREE! Food & drink will be available. This Market is pet-friendly! Well-behaved pet on a 6 ft or shorter leash are welcome!

  • Dog Days of Summer Market
    Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center
    13480 Dowell Road
    SOLOMONS, MD

    Aug 3

    Annmarie has gone to the dogs! Let's beat the heat and celebrate the end of the summer. Vendors will be showcasing a wide assortment of items, along with a few surprises for our four-legged friends! Well-behaved pets on a short leash are welcome! This is going to be a howling good market! Food & drink will be available. This Market is pet-friendly! Well-behaved pet on a 6 ft or shorter leash are welcome! We will have water and other amenities for our animal friends!

  • Brandywine Festival of the Arts
    Brandywine Park
    North Park Dr.
    WILMINGTON, DE

    Sep 7–8

    The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is an annual arts festival in Wilmington, Delaware held the weekend after Labor Day. The festival is a Delaware tradition spanning over half a century. Now regionally popular and nationally recognized, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts boasts participants from across the United States and perennially ranks in the top 100 shows in the country.

  • Bel Air Festival for the arts
    Shamrock Park
    Shamrock Park
    BEL AIR, MD

    Sep 15

    You will find some of the finest local art at this one day event.

  • Monster Market
    Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center
    13480 Dowell Road
    SOLOMONS, MD

    Oct 5

    If you love fall and all things Halloween-related, then this market is for you! Let's indulge our love of autumn with this over-the-top Monster Market featuring lots of treats inspired by the season! Admission to the Market is FREE! Food & drink will be available. This Market is pet-friendly! Well-behaved pet on a 6 ft or shorter leash are welcome!

  • Singerly Craft Show
    Singerly Fire Company - Station 13
    300 Newark Ave
    ELKTON, MD

    Nov 10

    The annual Singerly Holiday Craft Show!

  • North East VFC Holiday Craft Show
    North East Fire Co - Station 4
    210 S Mauldin Ave
    NORTH EAST, MD

    Nov 16

    The annual North East VFC Holiday Craft Show!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 19, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

I will work with you regarding custom sizing on any of our items. I want you to have the best buying experience possible and know that sometimes it's difficult to get just the right fit, so we can work together to find the best fit for you. Significant changes may result in a surcharge, which will be discussed as we figure out the fit.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom and personalized orders may take additional time to prepare for shipment, depending on the changes requested. I will provide an estimate of time to complete as we are working on finalizing your order. I will confirm the customization with you prior to starting on your order, so that we make sure that you get exactly what you want.

Care instructions

Druid Chains makes items in a variety of metals. Care for each metal varies a little - so here is a simple overview of the most frequent metals I use:

Sterling silver jewelry should be cleaned with regular soap and water or a standard silver jewelry cleaner (like Connoisseurs in the red bottle).

Titanium and Niobium jewelry can lose their colors with harsh chemicals, so make sure to stick with warm water and mild soap.

Anodized aluminum and stainless steel clean up quickly with a bit of dish soap and a rinse!

As always, you can contact me with any questions about the care of your new item. Simply email katie@druidchains.com.

More here on our blog: https://www.druidchains.com/post/380609473890/how-to-care-for-your-jewelry

All Things Shipping

Purchases from Druid Chains include free basic USPS First Class shipping within the US. This will include a tracking number for your convenience.

Druid Chains is not liable for any order that are lost during shipping or stolen from your mailbox. If you've ordered an item and it shows delivered, but you don't have it, I recommend checking with neighbors or family members. However, if you are concerned about not receiving your package, we recommend purchasing a Priority Shipping upgrade with your order - this will include insurance on your purchase up to $50. Druid Chains, on a case by case basis, will reasonably help in any way we can. For more information on priority shipping insurance offered by USPS, please visit their website.

More Shipping!

As a home-based internet business, I get a LOT of packaging from supplies. Druid Chains is committed to reducing waste as much as possible, which means that I re-use these boxes and supplies for shipping out your orders to you. So don't be surprised if you receive your item in a re-used shipping box! It may not be pretty, but it helps conserve just a tiny bit.

For ready-to-ship items, I generally get them packaged and shipped within 24 hours of your order (barring Sundays). Once they are in USPS's hands, I cannot guarantee transit times.

Made to order or custom items may take a day or two - or up to 6 weeks for large custom orders like armor/bikini/clothing - to prepare and ship out. If you have a deadline, reach out to me to discuss.

Why can’t I return my purchase?

All of my items are handmade and most of them are one of a kind. I’ve made it my policy across my shops to not accept returns due to this. However, I want my customers to have a wonderful experience with my work and I stand behind my products - so repairs, size adjustments, and customization will always be free of charge. If you have a problem or concern with your order, please contact me so that we can find the best resolution for you.