LiksCreation

Artisan Jewelry & Accessories | Lik's Creations |

Franklin, North Carolina · 50 Sales

LiksCreation

Artisan Jewelry & Accessories | Lik's Creations |

Franklin, North Carolina 50 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Note from shop owner Hi Everyone!
As you may have noticed, my shop is now closed. Due to illness and the inability to maille currently this seems the best decision for now. I hope you will all understand.

If you have any questions, go ahead and message me, I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 20, 2017

Hi Everyone!
As you may have noticed, my shop is now closed. Due to illness and the inability to maille currently this seems the best decision for now. I hope you will all understand.

If you have any questions, go ahead and message me, I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Kristina Roby-Lynch

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Kristina Roby-Lynch

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About

A Little Back Story...

Lik's Creations is my endeavor to bring the beauty of simple & complex chainmaille jewelry to you!

Artisan made Jewelry.
Woven Ring By Ring & Knot By Knot Just For You!
I take custom orders as well!
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Lik's Creations started out as Starlight Imagery back in 2006, when I picked up Landscape Photography, but over the years, I have wanted to learn new unique things, I still take images, for friends & family, or if the fancy or scene catches me. Many times you will see a camera around my neck while I am out and about.

Now, I have found something that call to me, just as strongly as photography does, and that is creating chainmaille jewelry.

My Passion, equal to photography, and sometimes more so, is chainmaille, I have seen weaves through out my life, at ren faires and the like, and have always been drawn to them, Recently at the begging of 2013, I decided to try my hand at making some pieces for my family as gifts, The process is calming and almost trance like to me.
I am still learning, but with each piece, my love and passion only strengthens more, and my yearn to learn it all flares hotter.
I may not know all the weaves, but I am always up for a challenge, and I never back down!

Now a year later, my skill has advanced and I am taking on more and more challenging weaves, branching out more and being daring with each new thing I learn.
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How is Chainmaille made?

With a Pattern in mind, comes the decision of metal type and metal gauge, as well as any additions being added to the pattern. This also includes deciding what Ring size would be best.
This is called the Aspect Ratio. Each weave has it's own ideal Aspect Ratio.
Once an Aspect Ratio is decided, the Wire is then tightly coiled on the appropriate mandrel and then cut, using a saw, into individual rings.
The rings are then tumbled to remove any burs leftover from the cutting process.
After tumbling, the rings are then treated with a process to add Shine & Color. Usually referred to as anodizing.
Once that is done, the Prep for weaving begins, With Pre-Opening or -Closing each individual ring.
Also, this is when the Prep for any additions to the piece are done; such as wire work or beads.
Now we begin to weave!
Each ring is added to the chain and closed, One ring at a time, into the decided weave & pattern.
When the desired length of chain is completed a clasp is added.
The completed work is then cleaned & allowed to dry.
The Item is ready to be worn!
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Each item I make can take anywhere from 30 minutes & up of straight weaving. This doesn't include any of the prep or post work to make it presentable.

Shop members

  • Kristina

    Owner

    I'm a 28 Year old woman who finds making unique things enjoyable, especially when others enjoy them more! I am the Owner of the shop.

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Last updated on May 26, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

How to care for:
Cleaning & care is very simple with AA, Hot water and some Dawn (blue) dish soap is all that's needed. Rinse, lather in your hands with soap, rinse again, then pat/air dry. Do not use Jewelry cleaner on this. May NOT be used in a sonic jewelry cleaner.

Wholesale availability

I do offer wholesale options. Feel free to message me and see what we can work out together!

Proccessing Times?

As each item is custom and made to order the processing times may vary. Depending on the order it can be read from 7 days to 5 weeks usually. Bigger or wholesale orders may take longer to process.