FloatOrFly

Handmade chain maille jewellery, art and accessories

Ottawa, Canada On Etsy since 2013

FloatOrFly

Handmade chain maille jewellery, art and accessories

Ottawa, Canada | 79 Sales

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Karine Halpenny

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Karine Halpenny

Announcement    In order to make room for new collections I'm clearing out some older styles and one-of-a-kind designs. Check out the LAST CHANCE section for 40%-50% off or more!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 6, 2019

In order to make room for new collections I'm clearing out some older styles and one-of-a-kind designs. Check out the LAST CHANCE section for 40%-50% off or more!

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About FloatOrFly

Sales 79
On Etsy since 2013

Making pieces one ring at a time

In early 2013 I took some beading and wire wrapping classes at a local craft store. I really liked making jewellery but the pieces weren't a good fit with my personal style. In my quest for making pieces that were pretty without being too girly, and durable to withstand everyday wear, I discovered chain maille. It had aesthetic that I loved and could be adapted to so many different colours and styles. And best part was that I really enjoyed making it! Using a pair of pliers to open individual jump rings and close them together in different orientations was very relaxing for me.

After learning different patterns and playing around with combining techniques I began to make pieces for friends and family and from there Float or Fly was born in early 2014.

I am inspired to make pieces that reflect the wearer - chic, urban and modern. By combining different colours and using lightweight materials I give an updated feeling to the ancient artform of chain maille.

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  • Karine

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I love making new pieces and trying out different patterns. When I'm not taking care of business (Float or Fly) I like to take pictures with my guinea pigs Chester and Stanley!

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Last updated on Apr 26, 2018
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Sizing details

Bracelet Sizing: Bracelets are sized based on a medium fit for your wrist measurement. If you prefer snug or loose please send me a message to make sure it fits the way you like it.

Custom and personalised orders

Most items are customizeable with different colours. Send me a message to get started on a custom order!

Colours and variation

I strive to make my photos an accurate representation of the colours of my pieces. However, there may be some slight variations depending on the monitor or device you're using. If you have any concerns please contact me before placing your order.