Anne Speck on Feb 6, 2017
fits great and Thunder Craft was excellent to deal with.
sread758 on Feb 1, 2017
Beautifully made and so quick, especially as they shipped to Australia.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I will ship purchases after payment has cleared.
If you want to upgrade any item you are buying, message me and wait until I adjust the price and let you know or send an invoice before you make your payment.
I will ship to the address submitted through Etsy unless otherwise contacted before I ship.
If you are charged more for shipping than the shipping process actually costs me you will receive a refund via your method of payment.
Overseas shipping: It is expensive, but I still offer it. Be advised that customs can delay packages by up to 6 weeks (not often but it does occasionally happen).
Gift Wrap: If you would like an item gift wrapped and sent directly to a recipient I'm happy to accommodate. For now I'm happy to be able to offer this service at no extra charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your jewelry becomes damaged in some way, contact me and I should be able to repair it.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: What is chainmaille?
A: Chainmaille is small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh or fabric. It was historically used for armor but in modern times is also being used for jewelry as you can see here.
Q: How is chainmaille made?
A: I use pliers to bend open rings, link the rings together, then bending the rings closed again. Every single ring is opened, linked to other rings, and closed by hand. The sizing of the rings and the way in which you link them to other rings determines the weave of the maille.
Q: What are those little cracks in the rings?
A: Those cracks are called closures. Each ring has to have a slit where it can be opened and then closed again to link to the other rings and form the weave.
Q: Is it really all made one ring at a time?
Q: But doesn’t that take forever?
A: It can. Some of the more simple weaves can go fairly quickly, but the more complex the weave and the smaller the rings the longer it takes. For this reason you may notice somewhat higher prices than you might find at more traditional jewelry makers. Chainmaille is a very time intensive art.
Q: Why are the prices so high?
A: It can take forever! Even for highly practiced and skilled chainmaille artists a lot of time goes into every weave.