About Lisa Ridout
Trained Gold-Silversmith specializing in unique chainmaille designed precious metal jewellery. Including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and watches. Lisa also makes a variety of knitting accessories including penannular shawl pins, scarf rings, safety/kilt pins, shawl cuffs, darning needle cases and stitch marker sets.
As well, Lisa creates yellow gold pieces by commission and is open to the public by appointment only. You may contact her by phone, email or booking your online appointment by clicking the button below.
Lisa has been designing and creating her unique line of mostly sterling silver chainmaille jewellery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada since 1992.
In Lisa's words,
"The traditional skill of chain making is a delicate and time-consuming craft. The chain is entirely handmade by drawing silver into wire form of varied thicknesses, then turning and weaving rings into delicate patterns.
For me, this interest of “connectedness” started very young. I learned how to knit at a very early age and I have always throughout my life, made things with my hands. If you take a closer look at my chain work you will see that I approach it like it is a textile, and I believe that comes from my early roots as a knitter."
Drawing on historical patterns, as well as new combinations of her own creation, Lisa blends her love of handmade glass beads, semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals & pearls into her sterling silver pieces.