Category: Meet the Artist


It’s Not About The Money: This Artisan Has Spent Twenty Years Making And Giving Away His Creations

Share this:An Enduring Story Of Generosity And Passion Sprung From One Man’s Obsession With Chainmaille   This month, Blue Buddha Boutique is sitting down to chat with Stephen Hoffman of Long Island, NY.  A long-time contributor to the chainmaille community, Stephen is known for his prolific portfolio of shirts, bags and anodized titanium pieces as… Read more »


Meet Karen Karon, The Author Of Two Of The Best-Selling Books About How To Make Chainmaille Jewelry

Share this:Karen Shares How She Got Started, Why She Wrote A Book, And Offers Practical Tips For Improving Your Chainmaille Technique Disclosure: Some of the links to products below are affiliate links, meaning, at no cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. It helps me create… Read more »

Fashion designer Sally wearing scalemaille corset

This NYC Fashion Designer Creates Exclusive Metal Couture For the Modern Warrior

Share this:Meet Sally, The Artist Behind The Scalemaille Work of It Is Known Medieval armor meets high fashion in the meticulous work of It Is Known. They specialize in wearable art made of “scalemaille”—small, leaf-shaped metal components individually linked by hand in their atelier in New York. I’ve been fascinated by their creations and stunning… Read more »


Prolific Chainmaille Designer Has Discovered 100+ Patterns And Helps People All Over The World Learn To Make Maille

Share this:Meet Chainmaille Artisan Josh Diliberto And Find Out His Approach to Making New Designs Scroll through the weave libraries of M.A.I.L. (Maille Artisans International League) and you’ll undoubtedly encounter many submissions from mithrilweaver: weave variation after weave variation, more than 100 weave submissions and 240+ gallery submissions in all. Josh is a well-known contributor… Read more »


He’s Made A Living Making & Selling Chainmaille for More Than Forty Years

Share this:Meet Chainmaille Artisan Lord Randolph of ChainMaille Fashions Scrolling through the ChainMaille Fashions page on Facebook, and the ChainMaille Fashions website, it is amazing to see the sheer amount and variety of pieces Lord Randolph and his team have created over the years. You’ll find an incredible archive of hundreds upon hundreds–thousands, really–of photos… Read more »