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about-us

A little about us.....

Wireweavers - by Crafters, For Crafters

We are suppliers of chain maille rings manufactured by us in the UK for the UK and European market, Swarovski jewellery crystals (Swarovski Elements and, coming soon, Czech lampwork - keep an eye out, it's wonderful!!), beads, tools and supplies to retailers, jewellers and hobbyists alike. We are also the designers and creators of beautifully fluid handcrafted chainmaille jewellery. All of our pieces can be bought as kits with full instructions.

We are also building a stock of Shamballa bracelets, and, in the true Wireweavers fashion, we will be adding instructions on how to tie the Shamballa bracelet and add components and a wide variety of beads for you to include in your own, original design.

Keep an eye out for the Wireweavers Snakz!! These wrap around bracelets are being sold elsewhere for over £50!! But not by us, of course. What do you expect!

All of our designs are based around the traditional time honoured weaves, from the intricate Orchid range, based around the Byzantine weave; to the timeless Foxglove Full Persian weave, there is something for everyone, and every taste.

orchid

We are consistently designing new ranges, and adapting the historic chainmaille weaves to create contemporary jewellery you will love to wear again and again. So add us to your favourites now!

foxglove

Most items are made to order especially for you, so choose your material, your weave, the length you would like, plus any stones or beautiful Swarovski elements and we will craft your unique piece for you, or you can choose to buy the kit and give it a go yourself.

Every kit includes everything you need to make your chosen design and also comes with a detailed instruction leaflet, giving you all the knowledge you need to create your own piece of chainmaille or Shamballa. There is a video tutorials section of our site which will take you through each step of creating the weaves.

There are not many specialist tools you need to create chainmaille, but we stock a good range of quality jewellery pliers, cutters and files which are essential to the look of your jewellery (additionally, they help make it easier to work with). Our Tools pages are coming soon so that you can find your perfect pliers, and some fantastic flush cutters. We also manufacturer "Ring Rolls". These are rolls that open up to hold all your tools, components and the perfect work area to create beautiful bracelets, necklaces, earings and brooches.

Our chain maille ring factory is up and running! Copper and silver plate jump rings specially sawn for making chain maille in any size and aspect ration you require - either from stock, or made to order if you need something a little out of the ordinary. We are also making these chain maille jump rings out of silver (fine and sterling) and gold. These rings are not like the jump rings you find in the shops, or the ones we have seen Artistically strewn around. They are sawn, giving a near-verticle cutting face and cut with a 1mm thin blade meaning you have an almost burr free product that closes into a circle, rather than an elipse. Our quality control is stringent to ensure the highest standards are met. Keep an eye on the shop or contact us for more information We also sell these rings in wholesale quantities and prices!! contact us for more details on your wholesale needs and how we can fulfill them.

Within the next week or so we are going to be selling our own anodised aluminium chain maille jump rings in a variety of colours, but also cut to the same exacting standards. Please call back often, or contact us for more information on colours and sizes available

Name your ratio!!

We also manufacture our own chainmaille rings, in perfect sizes to work with. We’ve done all the hard work for you, ensuring that our rings are as burr-free as possible and ready to work with. Do be aware, however, that some rings may have a small burr on them and you should use a fine file to remove this on your final piece. All this is in our tutorials, with video tutorials coming soon, so there’s nothing to stop you – get creative, get mailling!

Commissions

We are happy to take commissions to custom make a piece for a special occasion or a unique corporate or armed forces/unit gift/motif. We will work with you to decide on style, shape and colour so that you have exactly what you want. We can work in a variety of materials including copper, aluminium, silver plated copper, gold plated copper, sterling or gold. We also hallmark all items that require it with our own hallmark! If you want a crystal or stone in your unique piece, we will source you that material and weave it into your creation. Your dream, our skill - what a team!

Remember - any piece we create for you will be a one-off (unless you ask for a quantity, of course) and not available in the high street!

Wireweavers - By Crafters, For Crafters

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