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Metal artwork by Bennett Karas

Metal artwork by Bennett Karas

Hi, I’m Bennett Karas. I work in metal to create chainmaille, jewelry, sculpture and other unique handmade items, inspired and informed by medieval arms and armor. My chainmaille is typically made of stainless steel, titanium or bronze, and in other alloys on request. I use a variety of weaves including Byzantine, European and Japanese variants.

My sculptures are constructed of wrought iron and steel, using both self-made and found objects. The metal is welded, tapered, planished, riveted and tempered to create one-of-a-kind pieces. 

To view more of Bennett’s artwork, go to his website at

Metal mandala

By Brian Belt

Executive Director of Mental Health Awareness and Creative Arts Gallery INC

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