LAUREL'S JEWELRY CREATIONS

Welcome to the world of Chain Mail Jewelry

Welcome to the world of Chain Mail Jewelry where you can wear unusual and one-of-a-kind pieces made in centuries-old patterns. Many people tell me they get tons of compliments from my creations since they are very unusual from any other jewelry they have seen and they often come back to buy additions to their original pieces. I have been creating since 2006 and love making new patterns in many colors and color combinations. Ruby, Emerald, Tibetan Prayer Boxes, Ammonites, Amber, Freshwater Pearls, Fossil Coral and Druzy are just a few of the kinds of stone I use as well as many other fossils and rare pendants. Many of these are thousands of years old.

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History of Chainmail

Chainmail has been used as a protective armor as far back 400 BC, and may have been used even earlier still. The oldest chainmail comes from Celtic graves. Rusty masses were found in these graves, and it is believed that they were chainmail. Historical accounts of chainmail can be found in many places, including the Bayeaux Tapestry. This tapestry depicts warriors stripping the fallen enemies of their mail during battle. This not only serves as a window into the period in which chainmail was commonly used, it shows the great value inherent in even the common warrior’s mail. Chainmail was quickly phased out with the invention of plate mail and hardened steel. Plate mail was a better protector of the vital organs, and offered a different sort of design flexibility for the blacksmith. Beautiful details could be etched on the new plate mail, and many saw it as a way to showcase their artistic talents. Still many warriors chose to wear chainmail underneath their plate mail, as chainmail was comfortable and did not chafe.

The word chainmail is derived from the French word “maille”, which means knitting, and the Latin word “macula”, which means mesh. In the course of history, chainmail has been called many different things: linkmail, ringmail, meshmail, metal fabric, or simply mail.
Chainmail has also been spelled many different ways: chainmail, chainmaille, chain-maille, and chain-mail. These examples show the worldliness of chainmail, and how far spread it was in its use.
Chainmail is so versatile and functional that it is still widely used today as a protective shield.

Butchers use chainmail and leather gloves to prevent deep gouges from stray blades. Shark divers use chainmail body suits and gloves to protect against a fatal shark bite. And Renaissance festival goers everywhere see chainmail as a way to show off good taste and high style, while still enjoying the comfort and flexibility of the renaissance lifestyle.

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Wear a piece of history with elegant Chain Mail Jewelry. You are about to enter a world of history where you will be wearing patterns that are centuries old. You can purchase exciting, historical chainmail jewelry in many colors, designs, and patterns. I hope you find everything you need and if not please email me and I will be happy to custom design your jewelry to your specifications. The two materials I use are enameled copper and anodized aluminum wire. Both materials have permanent colors and will not fade or tarnish. Most bracelets come in many colors and I make them whatever length you need. When you buy from my Amazon or my AC Moore shop you will have the option of choosing the length you need. All you need to do is measure your wrist and add an inch. You will be noticed not only for your beauty but for your unusual and gorgeous jewelry as well.

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Laurel's Jewelry

My chain mail jewelry can be custom-made according to your needs. By specifying colors and size you can create your own masterpiece which will give you many years of joy. Check out the link to Amazon and AC Moore if you wish to make a purchase or contact me if you need a custom design.

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