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.
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It all started a couple of months ago when we were asked if we did wholesale orders. Well we do and this is our one of our largest ones yet! After a couple of months of sending samples and a little haggling back and forth on price we got to work. The first thing we did was order 20 lbs of copper wire and 200 clasps, that’s right 20 lbs! Then we got to cutting rings, for those of you who know us, we cut all of our rings our self, and for those of you who cut rings you know how much work it is. Well 21,990 rings later we were done cutting LOL
The order was for 195 Chunky Byzantine Bracelets, we use 16ga SWG wire with a ring size of 5.5 mm to make the rings. We did 60 each 7.5″, 75 8″, 8.5″ bracelets. All are solid copper , including the toggle clasps. We do not believe in using coated wire as the coating will eventually wear off and your jewelry will look like crap. Solid wire can always be cleaned very easily using a little lemon juice and hot water or ketchup, we grind all of our work in dish washing soap and stainless steel shot, but the average person does not have that equipment.
As I said earlier the whole order weighs almost 20 lbs. If you lay the bracelets side by side they measure out to over 5′ long. If you laid the bracelets end to end, it would measure 1560″ or 130′ almost half a football field in length. We are so glad to get this order done, with almost 3 weeks of constant ring cutting and weaving Byzantine our hands are bruised and mangled LOL. For those interested in contacting us for a special order we would be more than interested in discussing your wants. Please remember,however, that all our work is handmade down to the coiling and cutting of the rings, we are not a mass produced company so large orders may take a bit of time. We do, however, guarantee quality and workmanship.
Viperscale is a slinky weave that captures light so that its intricacies shine. This necklace is made with solid copper, never plated, and started life as a roll of wire which was coiled and cut into tiny rings before being woven into this stunning necklace.
This treasure measures 18 inches (45 cm) from end to end and is 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) wide. It is held secure with a solid copper toggle clasp for easy use.
All of our pieces can be customized so if you do not see what you are looking for, please ask. Different metal, length, weave are all open for discussion.
Full Persian Chainmaille bracelet has been made from hand coiled and hand cut, solid copper rings interwoven into a beautifully classic Persian pattern. This piece is easily one of those that goes from day to night and the warm copper is ideal for warm spring weather.
This bracelet currently measures 7.5 in (9cm) and is held secure with a solid copper lobster clasp. If you need the size adjusted, please leave me a note upon checkout and I will be happy to adjust the length for you at no charge. If you would prefer a toggle clasp, I can also swap that out for you.
Drama at its finest! This stretchy chainmaille bracelet is made with black neoprene (rubber) rings and rich red aluminum. It is a continuous circle so no clasps to fumble with in the morning! This piece currently fits writsts from 6 inches – 7 1/2 inches, but is easily resized to fit you perfectly. If you need a different size, please leave a not upon checkout and I will be happy to take care of it for you.
Want a different color combination? Contact us for the color options as well as wholesale discounts! These would be great for team spirit or awareness events.