Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Etsy Featured Shop: Woven Chains

Trina Gratrix's Etsy shop, Woven Chains, is filled with all sorts of shiny things--specifically chainmaille jewelry and accessories. Jewelry was not Trina's first craft; she remembers her grandma teaching her to crochet at age 6: "We have some great pictures of me just starting out with yarn and a crochet hook." Over the years and many other crafts, however, Trina has settled on making jewelry as the form that most captures her attention. She has been selling her crafts through a variety of venues for 10 years, and has been selling on Etsy for about 9 months.

Trina works with chainmaille links in a variety of metals and colors, embellishing some of her jewelry items with fun and colorful beads, while letting the natural beauty of the metal make its own elegant statement in other pieces. She finds that the best sellers in her Etsy shop are the Wobblebobs and Love Knot earrings, while the Jelly Bean bracelets (as pictured above) are her favorite to make. Trina is happy to work with customers on customizing items in her shop, and would love to work with a customer to create a unique piece from the ground up.

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