Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Planets - July Monthly Challenge

It is that time of the month again, when we showcased pieces created by ArtFire Chainmaille Guild members in response to a theme voted for by the public. For July the theme was 'Planets'. We only received two entries, but they are both gorgeous and deserve to be spotlighted.
So check them out and the studios of the talented artisans, and please vote for our next theme over on the left of the blog.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mailler Question - Structural Maille

It has been a few weeks since we had a Mailler Question of the Week, but we are back. This week the question is 'Have you ever considered making a structural maille piece, and what would you make if you were going to make a structural piece?'

This sparked something of a conversation on our forum, so let's see what was said.

Harmony In Metal - I would love to do a structural piece. I have no idea what though, maybe some kind of home decor item like candle holders to start with.

Liv N Good Jewelry - I've seen some very cool bowls, but they seem a little advanced. I'd probably start with a hackey sack or something.

Barb's Designs - No don't know if I will try that as of yet. They are awesome to look at though!

Little Metal Merchant -
I thought about doing a bag once but only got as far as half a bag and ended up taking it apart and using it for jewelry. Chainmaille curtains would be pretty cool but they would take forever to make.

Harmony In Metal -
Curtains would be fabulous. I've actually started one for a small window in the house but it will probably take me years to finish because I only work on it in spurts.