Monday, March 28, 2011

Favorite Etsy Shop: Patrick Ober, The Armourer

My current favorite Etsy shop is that of local artist Patrick Ober,
chain mail and metal artist. My husband and I have taken a couple of classes provided by Patrick, who has been a student of chain mail and metalworking for fully half his lifetime. His careful study of the techniques of many cultures and eras has inspired wonderful, wearable modern designs for men and women. Patrick also makes entire shirts and suits of chain mail like
the ones they wore in 1066. Those aren't available in his Etsy shop. I've learned a lot from Patrick and have been inspired after the classes to begin making some simple pieces of my own.

A loop in loop bracelet made of fused fine silver rings

A European chainmail bracelet made of titanium with handmade lobster clasp

Delicate sterling silver earrings made of Byzantine chain

Written by Anne of AtelierAdornments

1 comment:

Jen said...

And he's the nicest guy ever. Very talented.