My name is Angie Mack and I create chain mail jewellery and accessories. Having attempted various other jewellery techniques, I turned to chain mail to as a way of giving my designs a more personal, handcrafted touch – it didn’t take long for chain mail to become the primary technique I use when crafting jewellery.
I love that the basic concept and techniques have been around for centuries with very little difference between how the basic weaves were constructed then and now, but has also continued to develop with now several hundred different weaves that can be adapted to suit just about any style and taste.
I’m inspired by many different things, but most often by the other things I love – I’m a big fan of steampunk and gothic jewellery, and also take inspiration from traditional fairy tales and folklore, Pre-Raphaelite art, romance, whimsy in general, the landscape and wildlife of Africa (especially lions), plus other animals like cats, owls, wolves and rabbits.
I work with a wide range of materials, most commonly stainless steel, copper and aluminium, but also work with sterling silver, brass and just about anything else that can be turned into wire.
I also sell my jewellery online under the same name (Maille Addiction), so if you see a piece you like you may find it over at my Made It shop. I also take custom orders, so if you have a specific design you’d like to see brought to life, feel free to contact me here, at my store, or via Maille Addiction’s Facebook Page.