Art Thou Glorious is run by artists Chad Stephens, better known as Caris the Gypsy. All the jewelry you see throughout the site is designed and created by me, I don't have any employees and all the work is hand crafted. I specialize in Copper Bracelets because they have been so popular, but also create a great deal of Sterling Silver Jewelry and we also work in some brass mainly for accents. All of my Jewelry is designed by me using over 40 different chainmail weaves. I enjoy creating new designs and many of our pieces are completely unique. There are many designs not pictured on the website, and I also do custom work, so if there is something you would like in a different metal combination, or something you are dreaming of but don't see, please feel free to seen me an email.
I am also a medieval enthusiasts and often travel the country to various medieval events. I am an active member of the SCA and generally try to make it to Southern Crusades, Estrella War, Potrero War, and Great Western war at a minimum. Even if you don't see me selling at an event, I generally have my work with me and it is always available for sale.
Caris making chainmail about 15 years ago after seeing an inspirational head dress at an SCA event. For many years chainmail was just a passionate hobby, he studied as many weaves as were available on the internet, which at the time totaled about 12. Caris learned all of these and created a wide selection of necklaces, belts, and headdresses and a few bracelets. Chainmail was a full time gig from 2004-2010, but as the economy became more shaky it could no longer support me, so it is now a passionate hobby and artful form of expression once again. I enjoy making new pieces, and love getting orders from the website, so please continue to order and support this passion.
Shortly after jewelry became a fulltime gig for us I started to have issue with repetitive stress in my hands (carpal tunnel type symptoms) - and after numerous testimonials from clients I decided to start wearing one of our copper bracelets to help. I was surprised to find that it really helped with the irritation, and I now wear a copper bracelet constantly. Discovering the healing power of copper I have become a true believer, and we have expanded out copper line of jewelry extensively because of the personal success and the huge volume of testimonials we have received from clients.