While shopping at a leather shop, my husband and I found a very interesting jockstrap made of stainless steel rings. Unfortunately it didn't fit, so I Googled it. What I found really intrigued me and I got the wild idea of trying to design and make my own jewelry and fetish wear. I am a very creative person and I'm always looking for new ideas,things that excite me and hold my attention. Along with designing and making my jewelry, I am self-taught in many areas including knitting, crochet, Microsoft office and web design.
The jockstrap that we found was made from Chainmaille (also known as chainmail, or simply maille) and is typically armor or jewelry made by connecting metal rings to one another. The word maille derives from the French word maille (mesh), which comes from Latin macula (mesh of a net). So I dug in and learned chainmaille and created Chain Male, designing jewelry and fetish wear for gay men. Interestingly enough, many of my customers are women buying things for their straight boyfriends or husbands.