POTTERY PLACE PLUS—-A SPOKANE MIXED MEDIA ART GALLERY SINCE 1978

UNIQUE SPOKANE “ONE OF A KIND” JEWELRY ART

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JODY STEENSLAND

MAILLE AND MORE CHAIN WORKS

MY BIO

I’ve been working with wire and other various mixed media to create my jewelry for going on 10 years now.  This all started over twenty years ago when I met my now husband.  He was wearing a stainless steel byzantine chainmaille bracelet.  I was instantly curious about its uniqueness and started researching chainmaille and its history which I found quite fascinating.  I tend to like the more unique a-typical sorts of things and chainmaille fit right into that.  I make a wide range of jewelry as delicate as smaller gauge sterling silver wire all the way up to large gauge stainless steel for wallet chains and bulky men’s style bracelets and necklace chains.  I make most all my own jump rings by coiling the wire around a steel mandrel in a traditional drill which I then cut using a steel housing that seats the coil and a high speed very small saw blade.  Each ring is then cleaned and tumbled which removes any excess debris and burs.  I then take each ring and ‘weave’ it into another one by one to form the specific pattern I’m wanting to make.   There are seemingly endless ‘weaves’ to make.  I also make a variety of other woven wire pieces…too many to describe. Each of my pieces brings me joy knowing that someone somewhere will get a lifetime of enjoyment from it which has been handmade with love, patience and gratitude.

JODY STEENSLAND

MAILLE AND MORE CHAIN WORKS

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