Starter kits

Sometimes we are sneaky and add a product to our store before we are done with the whole product line.  There are many reason we do it, but bottom line is we do.

Sometimes our customers are even sneakier and find those products before we announce them.

This happened last night.  In a big way.  Last week we started playing with the idea of a chainmaille starter kit.  An all in one, comprehensive package of rings, findings, and tutorials to get a person started.  The first one we made up was in aluminum.

Starter kit, bright aluminum. 

Last night  a LOT of you found it.  The first person ordered it, then we received many notifications for people that wanted to know when it was back in stock, so we wanted to address some questions that we are sure you have.

First, we will get the aluminum kits made back up as soon as we can.  Unfortunately one of the dot boxes we used in it is currently out of stock.  Even our supplier is out.  So we have to wait for them.

Second, yes, we do plan on doing other metals, and we believe we can do those without the same box we are out of.  The other metals don’t fill the same volume as the BA, so the box doesn’t have to be quite as big.  We hope to be able to start putting these up by the end of the week.

Pliers……the kits contain everything but pliers, why?  We are working on a new feature in the store that would allow you to pick your own pliers (of any that we carry) and add them to the starter kit, at a reduced price.  We also hope to have that done in the VERY near future.

Something else you want to ask about them?  Let us know, and we will get you an answer.

And remember, It’s in the Maille!


We told you it was coming, and here it is.  We are officially in our new space and have started working on it to fit us.  First thing was to knock down some walls so the two spaces were connected.


As much as we like making things, we like tearing stuff down too.   Mike got to take the first swing and show the drywall who’s boss.




As we have mentioned, most of our expansion will be behind the scenes.  We are adding more storage space, more shop space, offices for the whole staff, and at some point next year we hope to expand our showroom.  However, if you are local to us, and wanted us to do more classes, you are in luck.  One of the other things we are doing right away is making a training center.  In fact, it’s already done.


If you are interested in taking classes from us, we have an email list you can sign up for in the store, or drop us a note here and we can get you added as well.  We hope to do a general “Maille day” before the end of the month.  This will be a day for everybody to come in and meet other maillers in the area, chat, share tip and tricks, and in general relax.  This will be at no cost, and while a member of C&T Staff will be there, they will be there in the same capacity and not there to actually teach anything specific.

If you have a specific pattern you really want us to teach, let us know.  We try to base our classes on what you want us to do.


And remember, It’s in the Maille.