We are back again with another feature of one of our newest members. This time around it is Silver-Haunt. We gave Tara from Silver-Haunt our questions and here are her replies.
2) Why do you like Chainmaille? - I love making things. I used to spend a lot of time drawing and painting when I was much younger, but have since lost the touch and interest in it, and found that I enjoy making more physical crafts that I can touch, and handle. Plus, I love being able to make beautiful things for other people. The smiles are the best part.
4) What kind of items do you prefer to make? - I like making necklaces the most, but I find that most frequently I tend to make earrings and bracelets. People seem to like earrings and bracelets more, and so I constantly run out of them.
5) Which weave would you like to learn that you dont currently know? - Right now the weaves I want to get the hang of are JPL, full persian, and most of all, Forars Kaede.
7) What advice would you give to someone who was considering doing Chainmaille? - Develop a really good reserve of patience, first of all. Secondly, find a good box set of a favourite TV series to have if you need background activity. Thirdly, make sure that the pliers you're using are comfortable to work with, because if you cramp up your hands with the wrong size of pliers, you're probably going to hate doing this, and we certainly don't want that to happen.
Thanks Tara, and welcome to the ArtFire Chainmaille Guild. You can see more of her fabulous creations at Silver-Haunt on ArtFire.