Anjo – Angela & John Hinchcliffe
Contemporary Chain Maille Jewellery by Angela & John Hinchcliffe
We started making our chain maille inspired jewellery twelve years ago. The chain maille techniques we use are self-taught, acquiring our skills and knowledge through trial and error and lots of experimentation!
Working with both traditional chain maille materials such as steel, brass and bronze as well as contemporary metals, including light weight anodised aluminium, titanium, niobium, creating statement jewellery for men and women. We are continually experimenting with different metals and designs, taking inspiration from the past to create contemporary pieces.
Six years ago, we decided to introduce precious metals into our collection, attending silversmithing summer school courses at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. We have our own Anjo Designs hallmark registered at the Birmingham Assay Office.
In 2016 we received an ongoing commission by the Royal Armouries, Leeds, to design a range of jewellery inspired by their collection of chain maille armour.