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As a Colorado based business that is passed from Master to Apprentice, we have a cumulative 50+ years of experience within our chainmail jewelry craft! We have been in business under different masters long enough now to see our pieces passed down in families. It's such an honor to see the longevity and such love, in our items.
We are a small business made up of friendships, hard work, and pure creativity. We are so excited every time this number grows as it means our chainmail family is getting a little bigger!
We strive every year to bring something new and exciting to our jewelry and armor product lines. Be it a new crystal color, a semi-precious stone, or a new design! Not to mention our custom projects made just for you; if you can think it we can link it!
You read that right! Khatovar Chainmail is our original, legacy business name. We will continue to bare this name at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, but outside of that we have rebranded to A Link Above! As we want to be a link above the rest, a household name for quality chainmail jewelry and armor pieces.
AKA Shiney Sensei
When not making chainmail jewelry, she keeps busy between her family, the air force reserves, and running the Colorado Bat Rescue.
AKA Shiney Master
Having spent the last few years abroad in Japan, she happily finds herself stateside in Montana now; reading, hiking, and making chainmail!
Master Mailer and Business Manager
AKA Shiney Bookie
With over 20 years of chainmail jewelry and armor experience she leads our apprentices down their learning path. And the teaching doesn't stop there as she molds young minds in the classroom as well!
Starting his apprenticeship in 2018, he has been learning and making strong!
Starting her apprenticeship in 2019, she has been eager to learn it all! She has been helping us expand our repertoire by experimenting with new materials, colors, and weaves.
Sales Manager, Marketing Director & Apprentice
AKA Royal Shiney
After joining the sales team in 2012, she found herself quickly climbing the ranks! She now leads the sales team, handles our digital presence, and in 2019 started her apprenticeship.
AKA Shiney Warlock
From starting as a part time sales member in 2017 to full time in 2019, he has found himself becoming a top seller at the booth. When not selling, he enjoys video games and tabletop gaming!
AKA Shiney Newbie
Joining the team in 2017, she showed right away that she works hard both behind the counter and behind the stage curtain. She currently attends a fine arts school specializing in theater production.
AKA Shiney Scales
Joined the sales team in the summer of 2019 and showed her sales prowess right off the bat! Now this Colorado Springs beauty guru is a sales force to be reckoned with.
AKA Shiney Glimmergriff
Jumped into the sales team in the summer of 2019, and by the end of the festival season was a pro sales lady! Now this D&D Master doubles as a sales team member and a great dungeon master.