John makes chain maille jewellery in a variety of finishes.

John Stapleton


John is based in












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Chain Maille


Originally designed to protect soldiers in battle, the art of chain maille has been around for probably over 2,000 years. There are different variations from all over the world, though nowadays it has few functional uses and is now used mostly for decorative purposes.

John has combined the various styles to produce pieces of jewellery that are unusual and stylish.


John’s chain maille jewellery is handcrafted from hundreds of small rings made from either enamelled copper or anodised aluminium, which means that even if you suffer allergic reactions to most jewellery, even gold, it is possible that his will be ok.


Commissions are welcome, most of the chain maille can be made to size and in your choice of colours or materials, though some designs are made as unique one–offs.