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Kajira11

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Hello All,

Welcome to Chainmaillers.com. Please take a moment to introduce yourself. Let us know who you are and what brings you here, maybe post a picture of yourself and show us what you look like.

We hope you find what you're looking for and enjoy your stay with us. :)

Regards,

The Chainmaillers.com Team
I'm a 50+ true blue Aussie woman, despite years spent in Nottingham.
Started my love of maille years ago when my collar needed replacing. Have been making myself pendants, bracelets and earrings for the past decade or so. I'm addicted to rainbow niobium... for everything LOL
 

Sabin

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Hi, all! I've been weaving maille for about seven years or so. Years ago, I did a stint in a medieval recreation group. My husband made a couple of chainmaille hauberks as well as a coif. I kept looking at those and other people's armor and thinking there had to be a better use for the stuff. I discovered anodized aluminum and tutorials a few years later, and went to work. I've been sticking to a very few basic weaves, but I am looking to upgrade my skills and add to my repertoire of weaves.
 

Studio Castile

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Hello! I'm Jason of Studio Castile, creator of Triffids and a few other bits and bobs. I haven't been mailing as long as some, but I like to think I've accomplished a lot. I first started in 2010 but only mailled a few months before life got in the way. I returned to the craft in 2015 and have been hard at work ever since. I vend a lot of my local art markets and festivals and am slowly trying to build my business. I'm pretty mercurial in my weave preferences so there are an awful lot of things I have only made once before moving on. My first favorite was HP 4-1 but I moved on to Syringa when I discovered it. Of course, Triffids is my baby and I probably make way too much of it but I love plenty of other weaves as well.

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Ledgem

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Hi, My name is Alissa and I'm 30 years old/young what ever :p
Happily marries and got 3 cats.
My dayjob is working at a company that makes testmaterials for the dishwasher and laundry industry or in short: I make stains and sew them on clean cloth to send them to costumers who then test their washing products on the stains.
Started mailling 6 years ago, by making a simple Byz bracelet, and hooked ever since.
I always tell people that this a hobby that got out of hand, so I do some fairs every year to sell some...and then making more because it's fun!
I love working with Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Titanium, however the latter tends to be a beech on my hands XD

Oh and my other hobby is gaming, like World of Warcraft and such ^^
 

CherylR

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Hi everyone! I'm Cheryl, 49, happily married with 1 daughter. I am very new to chainmailling. I have only been at it for a couple of weeks now and am hooked! I am not new to the art itself however. I have a few pieces that were bought at Ren Faires and Celtic Festivals. So far I have only done about 3 weaves but am looking forward to trying some new ones very soon.
 

Kyrie

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Hi all,
I'm a new member. I'm new to Chain mail. I started learning how to make it at a Renaissance festival a month ago.
Now, I'm enjoying doing it. I'm from CT.
Hope everyone has a great weekend,
Kyrie
 

anjules

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Hi all, I'm Andrea, or Anj as my family calls me. I've been mailing for a few years now and the more I do it, the more I realise how vast the hobby is and how much I dont yet know... I'm from New Zealand, so shipping is painful, which makes mailing a little sporadic for me. I love making new items, its creating something from nothing that I really enjoy, I've not really given selling anything a decent go, but have been thinking about it more recently. I've been mailing mostly in BA or AA but have been delving more into precious metals lately and loving the difference :)
 

GoldenLeveret

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Hi everyone, Leveret here! I fell into mailling a few years ago when I made a tabard for a cosplay event. I've always been very into jewellery, and mailling was the perfect hobby for me. I'm a magpie, history enthusiast, and dauntless tea-drinker. I'm thrilled to have found this site, and particularly the Beadsisters archive (so much admiration for those ladies). I was gearing up to start making as my 'side hustle' when the pandemic hit. It's going to take me a while to get back up and running!
 

Finn

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Errm... hello... I'm Finn, and about a dozen years ago... 20 is not a dozen but whatever... I decided in a crazy ADHD/autist kind of way (which I am for the record) that I wanted to weave my own chainmail shirt. I bought one which is part of a LOTR Elf Guard (the ones guarding the tree in Minas Tirith) but it's iron and it's a) heavy and b) it rusts... so I decided to remake one in alluminium. I have been weaving on and off, and I have a back, a front and that's about it.

Anywho, then I discovered that rings didn't just make one sort of weave but there are all sorts of weaves out there, and well... here I am.

Beyond that, I am also an avid lego builder and gamer (Xbox series), love boardgames, love history and archaeology, ... and then some.
 

Ldythea

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Hello, I'm Diana from Gilbert, AZ. I've worked all manner of crafts for around 50 years now. Years ago, I worked in stone and bead jewelry. After a time working on armor in the SCA, I found Weave got Maille and learned I could mix two of my loves together. I've spent the last two years or so, learning patterns and dabbling. My work finally paid off and yesterday I delivered my first paid commission of four bracelets! I hope this is just a beginning for me. Getting paid to do what I love sounds too good to be true.
 

Steve

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Hi everyone, Steve here, based in West Midlands of the UK. Started making chainmaille jewellery about 7 years ago. Was devastated at the news of Beadsisters closing, as all those beautiful patterns / instructions were gone. And now, Christmas has come early this year as I’ve discovered this site!!! Thanks to all involved in making this happen.
Time to dig out the tools and get stuck back in. A couple of pics of some of my previous work attached
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Reverend Fawkes

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Hi there! I'm obviously new here. :p

Anyway, I've been doing chainmaille armor and jewellery as a hobby for a little over a decade but haven't fully dedicated to it as I tend to overload myself with other hobbies. With my forge out of operation thanks to the increasing price of raw materials, and the fact that paracord has brought me nothing but frustration and rope burn, I've decided to dive back into being a chainmailler full-time.

My wife has been doing chainmaille jewellery for thirty-odd years, so she's taught me everything I need to know [especially where to look online for more complex theory].

Outside of that, I'm an internet person. I design websites, maintain blogs, and have YouTube channels. ~shrug~
 
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