Welcome to the Crimson Weaves Handmade Chainmaille Jewelry and Curios maker page! My name is Thomas Wambach and I have made stainless steel & anodized aluminum chainmaille jewelry/accessories and hand-carved, vine-curled walking sticks since 2012. Crimson Weaves is a black-owned, LGBTQIA+ friendly small business based out of Frederick, Maryland. While I have made chainmaille jewelry, chainmaille accessories, and walking sticks for over a decade, I began to manage and promote my small business since January of 2023. For years I was encouraged by my family and fiancée to create and express myself through my creations. I look forward to sharing my work with you all this year during the 2023 Handmade Arcade Holiday Market!
ABOUT MY PRODUCTS
The jump-rings and metal used in my jewelry and accessories are hand-coiled by me and supplemented by sources from the Unites States and Canada. All of my chainmaille items are made using 304 and 316L stainless steel and anodized aluminum and are hypoallergenic, even for those who suffer from acute nickel allergies. My jewelry items also include precious minerals, stones, glass beads, and Swarovski glass woven into some of my items. Many of accessories also include upcycled stainless steel cutlery which are transformed into pendants and keychains that are woven into my chainmaille patterns. These include designs in the shape of pirate skulls, jellyfish, medusa heads, and krakens. Finally, my hand-carved walking sticks are are created using American Beech, Hickory, White Sycamore, Oak, and Walnut wood found around the Pennsylvania and Delmarva regions. The wood species used in this process are harvested in an active state of vine-curling, producing a beautiful naturally curled object. They are then decorated with wood burned images/text/patterns or carved before being stained and sealed.