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Jewelry / Re: my latest
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:56:43 PM »
We have now created SeaPunk, MaillePunk, and SpoonPunk...what a bunch of trendsetters we are!  Beautiful work.

Maillepunk!  I'm doing a stainless JPL square bracelet with a clock gear in the center, does that qualify?  Love the term :)

BTW I adore the wire wrapped shell with this. 

Jewelry / Took me forever...
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:53:48 PM »
This was my entry in the Etsy Chainmaillers' Guild "Romance Blossoms" contest.  I think it was third. 

Stats:  2000 some 20g 1/8" stainless steel rings in Elfsheet.  Acrylic rose cameo ringed by 18g 3/16" Half Persian 3 in aluminum.  Czech glass dagger beads.  Tube clasp.  Very sore fingers.  Steel is evil.

I started this at a craft fair in November and worked on it off and on for five months before finishing it for the contest when the rose inlay I was attempting did not work. :)

Jewelry / Re: Warning about polka weave
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:50:16 PM »
Who stole the kishka?

Jewelry / Re: Some Awareness for ya
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:46:15 PM »
Oh, crap, I keep meaning to a signature with my all over the web links.  I'll do that now :)

This is in the YGM shops on both AF and Etsy if I'm not mistaken.

Regarding JPL.... I find it's easier to start than it is to continue, and if the AR isn't PERFECT it makes it easier to mess up.  It starts out the same as a spiral weave.  You have to look for the ring to lie the same ///// way as the ring two before it and those in line with it.  (it's a three-part spiral).  But like all maille once you learn how to "see" it, it works out pretty easily.  I like the tutorial, as well.  I actually bought these rings for Euro 4-1 but they're perfect for JPL and don't work at all for Euro.  They're 19g 1/8" AR 3.2.

Did I satisfy the stats people? :)

Jewelry / Re: A couple of new chainmaille pieces from me
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:40:15 PM »
Back in the 80s, everyone was wearing pink and green and I HATED it.  But you know... I'm looking at that and it says "tulips!" to me and I like it.

And of course I adore the earrings.  You can't go wrong with niobium.  In niobium the fuschia and teal are gorgeous together.

Jewelry / Re: European 4-1 w/ HP3-1 edging
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:36:58 PM »
Ooh, I LOOOOOVE this!  I want to put a HP edge on my maille shirt.  I'm using 14 SWG 3/8" rings for the shirt... do you use the same size for the edging?

Jewelry / Re: Little Sea Glass Cage
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:35:36 PM »
I love this!  I just ordered some sea glass

Yeah, ordered.  Poor me, I'm completely landlocked here in Tennessee... anybody want to go hunting some for me?  I asked my brother who lives on the beach in Pensacola and apparently there's no beach debris on the gulf!  Weird.

Jewelry / Re: My Traditional Steampunk
« on: May 29, 2009, 06:32:26 PM »
Neat!  The optical thingy is steampunk by itself, it's great with the gears.

Turns out my father-in-law is a clock buff and his grandfather worked on clocks for a living.  A random inquiry if he had any clock parts turned up the motherlode!  Still working out what to do with all these goodies.

« on: May 29, 2009, 06:30:10 PM »
That is sooooooo groovy.

Jewelry / Some Awareness for ya
« on: May 28, 2009, 02:03:04 PM »
Trying to get my Artfire shop more active (and maybe someone will even buy something there, someday....?  .... making my $7 a month worth something....).  Anyway I listed this today.  It's enameled copper Jens Pind Linkage 19 ga. with a Swarovski heart and the charm is.. no clue what it's made of.  Enameled something. 

Do your monthly self-checks, if female.

Trying to drop in more often now that Insane May is almost over!  Hellllloooooo summer!  8)

Rings: ; and (preferring them less and less these days because of lousy customer service and a lot of wrong or missed items in my orders)

Wire: and (when they're having a sale their prices are the best).  For copper wire in various shapes I use and they have decent cabs too.  And for niobium and titanium.

Beads and findings: and  Both have great prices, free and fast shipping.

Cabochons:  eBay, in particular a seller called Waly Beads, although they aren't putting out as many nice ones now as they used to.  Some of the overseas sellers have great buys, too.


General Discussion / Re: Featured Member Ad
« on: May 05, 2009, 09:44:06 AM »
Great idea :)

Link to


Jewelry / Re: My prefered form of jewelry, the Turks Head Ring.
« on: May 04, 2009, 01:38:42 PM »
Yes dear I'll get out the dear I don't know how to make this.
Yes dear I know it's beautiful, no dear I don't know how to make it.
Yes dear I'll ask,

Heehee.  I believe there's a DVD recently available, which I WANT (in case anyone wants to buy me a nonbirthday present)


Jewelry / Re: A couple of my macrame bracelets.
« on: May 04, 2009, 07:04:49 AM »
Been wanting to try some micro-macrame for a while.  Very nice bracelets.

Creative Creations / Re: Bible Armor
« on: April 21, 2009, 06:22:59 AM »
As I recall you said this was steel?  Share ring sizes so my jaw can drop again.  I'd also love to know how many hours it took you.

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