Chain Mail Jewellery & Accessories by Angie Mack

About

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.

5 responses

  1. Ryan York

    Hullo Angie:

    I am desperate to find a replacement for: http://www.drakyl.com/chains.php whom seems to be out of business. I am looking for a 24″ Half Persian 3-in-1 “wallet chain” but in this case it is for my i phone. I am looking for a heavy, quality chain that is slim. Are you able to custom make such a chain for me? Ryan York

    November 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

    • Hi Ryan, thanks for your enquiry. I can make the chain, but would like to advise that a Half Persian 3-in-1 may not work too well at that kind of length and for that purpose as it tends to be a looser weave that’s rounded on one side and concaved on the other (I usually only weave it for short chains, like bracelets and keyrings). Half Persian 4 in 1 may be better suited if you’re after a slim but dense and heavy chain, as that’s more flat on both sides (here’s a picture of that weave being used as a wallet chain: http://www.pieceofmaille.com/images/accessories/hp4in1walletchainmod.jpg). I currently have the materials to make either HP3-1 or HP4-1 in stainless steel with a 7mm ring, which would be more ‘petite’ than the chains shown in the pictures (it turns out 7mm wide by about 4mm thick). If that doesn’t suit, I would need to order some rings in a different size and that would take a few weeks. The other thing you need to know is that I’m located in Australia, so if I did make the chain, all up it could be a few weeks before it arrived.

      November 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

      • Ryan York

        Thank you very much for your response. My my regular source for chainmaile is still in business, and I have ordered what I wish for from him: http://www.drakyl.com/chains.php But I have saved you site should I need your products in the future. All the best, RY

        November 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      • No problem, I’m glad you were able to find what you were looking for.

        November 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  2. Rachel

    Hi there, I stumbled upon your webpage while doing a search for “men’s wallet chains.” I absolutely love your work & I am interested in purchasing a wallet chain for a man’s wallet from you! I have attached the webpage I viewed below; specifically I am interested in a stainless steel and copper wallet chain. Please let me know if we can work something out, thank you!

    https://mailleaddiction.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/box-weave-captive-inverted-round-wallet-chains/#comment-63

    November 19, 2012 at 6:29 am

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