Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Share the Love: Andrew Kitchen of Chainmaille by MBOI


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Chainmaille by MBOI

This Weeks Featured Artisan is Chainmaille by MBOI

Chainmaille is an ancient art that dates back before the 5th century.  The process involves interweaving rings of various sizes into intricate patterns to create wearable metal art.  In ancient times, chainmaille served the useful purpose of protecting soldiers in battle; but, since there are very few jousting matches happening on modern streets, chainmaille has evolved into wearable art.  ChainmailleByMBOI creates pieces using a variety of metals including Sterling Silver, Copper, Aluminum, Brass, and Bronze.  Almost any pattern that you see can be created from a different metal so if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to begin a special order for you.

Andrew and Kimberly create beautiful jewelry… and are truly dedicated to the Handmade Community. They own Handmade Artists and It’s Better Handmade sites as well. They dedicate their time to promoting artisans and do this in between their busy daily lives! They have both been an inspiration to me and I think it is time to put them in the “Spotlight” for a change! Thank you Andrew and Kimberly for all you do for the Handmade Community and thank you for these beautiful creations as well!


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