This week we are featuring Jennifer of wxdruid! Jennifer has an obvious passion for chainmaille and she lets it shine though in her work! Check out all of her creations and her story:
“I’ve dabbled with various forms of art and music for most of my life. I grew up in an artistic family (I learned piano, violin, harp, oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, models, and more), but it wasn’t until I discovered chainmail that I found a true passion for one art form. The concept is so simple – open and close jump rings into a weave and create a unique piece of jewelry. In practice it is so much …more; there are so many weaves, combinations and colors to use to create a piece. I have only begun, yet I’ve learned over 30 chainmail weaves in the short time I’ve been creating jewelry and created over 1,000 distinct pieces.
I enjoy working with anodized aluminum; so many colors are available with so many possible combinations. The other metals that I enjoy weaving with are brass, copper, silver and gold and each has a charm all their own. Another aspect to chainmail jewelry is adding in other components such as beads, semi-precious gems and anything you can possibly consider including as part of the piece. Every completed piece is a work of art and most pieces of chainmail art are wearable (except for the sculptural pieces).
Every piece of chainmail that I create has a special meaning to me, whether in the colors used, the weave chosen or added components. For example, a few of the bracelets emulate rows of colorful flowers with green leaves, others are butterflies, coming to rest on the flowers. Some bracelets are simple using one weave, but repeated in cascading colors, or one to two contrasting colors. I enjoy creating new designs, color combinations or designs. If you have an idea, please contact me to discuss style, design, colors, added components and more.”