She creates one of a kind pieces of wearable art from thousands of small metal rings joined one at a time with nothing more than two pairs of pliers, ingenuity and quite a lot of patience
Primarily based in New Orleans, LA you can find her work at markets and shows across the country, including:
The Secondline Arts and Antiques Courtyard Market in New Orleans LA with Bricks & Boards
Fiddlehead Gallery on Larchmere Rd in Cleveland, OH
Cara's Boutique in Westlake, Oh
Backstage Hobbies and Games in Ludington MI
Addy Neilson has been creating jewelry based on the ancient art of chainmaille for over 14 years. Each piece is completely handmade using high quality materials such as bronze, brass, stainless steel, and titanium.
Addy strives to always keep her work evolving by incorporating other mediums and techniques, such as hand-painting or altering the appearance of the metals with different chemicals and patinas.
Above all her work is a tactile experience, one that takes the solidness of metal and transforms it into a thing of beauty with fluidity and movement.