Since 2005, Chicagoan, Kat Wisniewski, has been designing and creating distinctive wirework and chain maille jewelry for her company, Elemental Art Jewelry. As of 2015, she has published 15 projects, invented 20 weaving patterns, and has been teaching chain maille and wirework for 11 years. Kat has a new chain maille book to be released in July of 2016 by Kalmbach Publishing called, “New Connections in Chain Mail Jewelry with Rubber and Glass Rings”.
Students compliment Kat for her patience, commitment to helping all types of learners, and for her inspiring designs. She regularly teaches at multiple locations throughout the Chicagoland area and has previously taught at the Bead&Button Show.
Her love and dedication to chain maille, specifically to her glass chain maille designs, have allowed her to grow into being one of the nationally known experts in this very niche field. She displays her work throughout the Chicagoland area at artisan shows and retail locations. Kat is a member of The Artisan Group a national, widely known celebrity gifting organization for handmade goods.
Kat has been a finalist in the 2011 BeadDreams competition and also a 3rd place winner in the Wirework category in 2013 with her rubber and glass chainmaille costume designs.