About Elaine Charlson
In 2005 I wanted a silver and moonstone charm-style bracelet to go with a favourite pair of earrings, but could not find one that I liked. After a month or so I stopped searching and decided to learn how to design and make one myself.
One of my friends saw and liked the resulting bracelet and thus started a couple of years when I made bracelets, necklaces and earrings as presents for friends and family.
Then I discovered chainmaille and was immediately fascinated by the many weave variations and their history. In 2010 I registered with the London Assay Office and just a year later was given an opportunity to start my own business making sterling silver jewellery, specialising in chainmaille.
More recently I have diversified into making fused glass and enamelled items, which can be found in my Etsy shop. Inspiration for these comes from the Lake District, trees and flowers and some of my work incorporates Glow Glass.
About Mead Moon
The name "Mead Moon" is one of the many names given to the full moon in my birth month of June. It refers to bees collecting pollen from flowers in Summer to make honey.
Most of my chainmaille jewellery is made from Sterling Silver, but I also make maille using other metals such as titanium, niobium, copper, stainless steel and aluminium.
Every piece is lovingly handcrafted one ring at a time; larger and more intricate pieces can take several days to make.
All items containing Sterling Silver which weighs more than 7.78 grams are hallmarked by the London Assay Office, where my sponsor's mark is registered.
Commissions are welcomed. Please contact me if you would like something which is not in stock or wish to have an individual piece designed just for you, or even if you simply have questions about any aspect of my work.