Chainmaille (chain maille or chainmail) started out as body armor! But in today's modern and more civilized times (?) the art of chainmaille has become a unique way of making jewelry. Chainmaille is made from weaving together hundreds of small rings. I am currently using anodized aluminum rings in my chainmaille jewelry. I prefer these as they are brightly colored and lightweight. I use mostly toggle clasps or "hook and eye" clasps in my chainmaille jewelry. Please expect some variations in clasps as some are handmade. Lengths are approximate and some items can be made in shorter or longer lengths for you (some restrictions may apply).
There are many styles of weaving used to make chainmaille. There is the 4-in-1 (also called European or "traditional" chainmail), the persian and half persian, and many others. My favorite is the "Byzantine" style, but some of the other chainmail styles are quite pretty and you can check them out by clicking the "Specialty Chainmail Patterns" link below.
All jewelry pieces are available as shown, but you can customize each one in your favorite colors!
Learn how to customize your order below.
Customizing options include: colors, patterns, sizing, you can even add a scale flower or butterfly!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me using my "Contact Me" page.
Still not sure? Visit me on ETSY for some "pre-made" items (click here)
Custom ordering instructions:
Color choices are shown in the photo below.
Length of chainmaille jewelry is approximate. When stating your color choices, please list the colors in the order you want them to show in the jewely piece (including repeated sections). For example: in the photo below of my daughter you would list "pink green pink." If you are unsure of what you want, pick some favorite colors and let me design something unique just for you! To order, and to review available patterns, please visit the links in the box above! To add a scale floweror butterfly to your piece: just order one below.
Chainmaille Ring Colors
Newly Added Option!
Now you can get a small scale flower added to your chainmaille jewelry Just add it to your order, and be sure to specify to which piece it is to be added, and the colors you would like. Learn more about scalemail flowers by clicking here: Scalemail Flowers
In the example shown: petals are red, center rings are gold, face rings are green.
If ordering mutiple pieces, please specify to which piece the flower is to be added.
You can now get the scale flowers in either a 5 petal or 6 petal version! There is no difference to the size or price. Six petals are nice as you can have the flower petals in 2 colors!
If ordering mutiple pieces, please specify to which piece the butterfly is to be added. You may also use the butterfly on your own chain.
Note: All prices in US Dollars