Thank you for visiting the website. This announcement is here to let you know that as of October 1, 2020 the website will be unavailable. I will be taking it down for the time being for a possible move and redesign.
All products will still be available for viewing on Facebook or Instagram. You can also message me on either platform, email, or text to ask questions or place an order. New items will be posted on both Facebook and Instagram until such time as the website is operational again.
Thank you so much for your patronage and understanding!
YOUR PERSONAL HANDMADE JEWELRY SHOP
My name is Ashlee, I am married and mom to 4 fur-babies! I have been doing chain maille for about two years now and it all started when my husband suggested it. He is into Renaissance and Medieval times and I was looking for creative and different gifts to make. I found a few beginner kits and now here we are!
I create everything in my home workshop in Mesa, Arizona and do everything by hand including packing and shipping. If I don't have what you're looking for on hand, I will order what I need to make exactly what you want. It is important to me to make a product you will be truly happy with. As of now I only ship within the US, however, I am willing to ship to other locations on a case by case basis, so feel free to contact me!
For those who don't know, chain maille (also just called Mail or Maille) is a type of armor consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. Yes, it's the armor like knights used to wear. Not only did they wear it as armor all over the world as an effective defense against slashing blows by edged weapons and penetration by thrusting and piercing weapons (it wasn't so great against blunt weapons), but mail continues to be used in the 21st century as a component of stab-resistant body armor, cut-resistant gloves for butchers and woodworkers, shark-resistant wetsuits for defense against shark bites, and a number of other applications!
At this time, I don't make the full armor, though I do plan to at some point. I make unique pieces of jewelry and a few other random creations. I am always expanding what I know how to make and am learning new things every day to be able to create even more items for you.
Fun fact: If you're wondering "why Ash Tree Chains?" The answer is easy, it's the meaning of my name! I looked it up years ago and Ashlee (though it's usually spelled with a Y) literally means "a meadow of Ash trees" or "from the Ash tree meadow" depending on where you look. So when I needed a name for my business I thought why not Ash Tree.
Looking for the perfect piece of jewelry to celebrate an upcoming occasion? Have an idea that you don't see listed?
Contact me and together we’ll choose from my wide selection of beautiful jewelry or create your own unique design.
Mesa AZ United States