JulieKindtStudio

Sculpture, Maille, Metalworks, Artwork

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JulieKindtStudio

Sculpture, Maille, Metalworks, Artwork

10 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Sculpture, Maille, Metalworks by Artist Julie Kindt. See more of my work at JulieKindt.com. Steel Sculptor, Maillesmith, Metalsmith, Artist, Maker.

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Last updated on Dec 9, 2018

Sculpture, Maille, Metalworks by Artist Julie Kindt. See more of my work at JulieKindt.com. Steel Sculptor, Maillesmith, Metalsmith, Artist, Maker.

Julie Kindt

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Metal is My Life!

Sculpture, Maille, Metalworks by Metal Artist Julie Kindt.

Greetings! I am a Metal Artist from Wisconsin. Most of my pieces are created using reclaimed metal scrap and found objects though I love working with all kinds of metal. Inspiration for my work comes from my interests in ancient armour, primitive symbols and mythical beasts. All of my work is handmade by me in the U.S.

Find me online at:
http://JulieKindt.com
http://wanelo.com/juliekindt
http://pinterest.com/JulieKindt
http://www.twitter.com/JulieKindt
https://www.facebook.com/JulieKindtStudio

About the Maille: Maille is a series of interlocking metal rings joined together to form a pattern. I wind the wire on a mandrel, cut each link by hand and assemble the piece with pliers using both ancient and modern patterns in my designs. I make what is called butted or butt-ended maille. This means the ring is closed by lining up the ends of the link one against the other. The rings are cut individually using a bolt-cutter with the ends of each link forming a double-sideways >< at the closure. This type of ring closure seems to work well for maille armour.

I use galvanized steel, brass and copper wire for my Maille. Galvanized Steel is coated with a thin layer of zinc compound to help prevent corrosion. This type of steel is not rust proof, but is only rust resistant. For this reason, you should not wash this metal or leave it out in the rain. New galvanized steel is a shiny silver color. It will oxidize very slowly turning it to a soft gray or even black. This process is natural for the metal and to be expected. It may even smell slightly metallic after awhile. Care for Galvanized Steel: Keep it dry and handle it often. The action of handling your mail keeps it shiny longer. Remove any soiling by rubbing with a soft cloth. You can keep it in a sealed container when not in use.

The Engraved pieces I make are done entirely by hand using Gravers. These hand tools are wood handled with a chisel steel end. They are held in the hand and pushed across the surface to remove small lines of metal forming the pattern.

The stamped metal objects are done by hand using a metal stamp tool. As such, the stamped letters are not meant to line up perfectly. I think this adds to the handmade charm of each item.

My Metalcast pocket tokens are made using an ancient technique called cuttlefish bone casting. The melted lead-free pewter is poured into the mold and allowed to cool. Then I grind the edges down and drill a hole for the sueded leather lace. Each bone is hand-carved individually and used only once.

Past Events
*Wisconsin Trails Magazine. My artwork mentioned and shown in a Recycling Artists article.
*Arts Alliance Concert & Art Show Solo
*Wisconsin Regional Art Program Art Exhibit
*Karner Blue Butterfly Fine Art & Fiber Exhibit
*Local Newspaper - Full page feature about my Handmade Maille Armour

I do not make custom work at this time.
My Artwork is for enjoyment, wearing and visual pleasure. I cannot be held responsible for any injuries, allergies or damage of any sort sustained when using, maintaining or wearing my pieces. Items are made for adult use and not intended for children.

All images, artwork and text Copyright ©Julie Kindt and may not be copied in any way.

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    Sculpture, Maille, Metalworks by Artist Julie Kindt.

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Last updated on December 9, 2018
Greetings!
Your satisfaction is important to me! I respond to all orders and inquiries in a timely manner. Your items will be carefully packaged for safe shipping. I do my best to describe each item carefully and include photos to aid in your purchasing decision. I encourage you to ask questions about an item before purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
RETURNS: Returns must be Received within 7 days in the same condition as sent. Please notify me within 3 days from receipt of item that you wish to return. Shipping will not be refunded. In the event I offer free or discounted shipping you still pay for the price of return shipping. I recommend you use delivery tracking and get a delivery receipt for returns. Refund of purchase price will be issued when item is received in same condition as sent. Please Note: Headgear, Headdresses and Maille Bags are NOT returnable.
Payment
PAYMENT: I accept Paypal and Etsy Direct Pay for payment and is due at time of purchase. Wisconsin residents must pay 5.5% sales tax on entire order (including shipping).
Shipping
SHIPPING: Shipment in U.S. only. I ship as soon as possible after cleared payment within 3 business days. In most cases your item will be sent via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. I will let you know when your item is shipped so you know to expect it. Shipment is to address provided so please be sure it is a valid Postal address. I will combine shipping on multiple items if they will securely fit in the same box. Items must be purchased on the same order to be combined for shipping. It is advised that you keep the original packaging until the transaction is complete.
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I do not make custom work at this time.
All images and artwork Copyright ©Julie Kindt and may not be copied in any way.

My Artwork is for enjoyment, wearing and visual pleasure. I cannot be held responsible for any injuries, allergies or damage of any sort sustained when using, maintaining or wearing my pieces. Items are intended for adult use.