Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Male Maille - A collection by BarbsDesigns

Friday, December 2, 2011

November Guild Challenge - Free for All

The November Guild challenge was a free for all. Mainly because I forgot until late to post the challenge and didn't have time to poll the results for a theme. I actually find this to be a very good challenge theme because it leaves the artisans to their own devices. Now, let's see what they same up with!

Barb's Designs

Nightmaiden Designs:

Thank you to our wonderful artisans for participating in this challenge! Happy Holidays and Merry Mailling! :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Meet SLSCreations!

Our newest member is SLSCreations. I gave her the same set of questions as everyone else, let's see how she answered:

1) How long have you been a Chainmailler?
About ten years ago I helped a local historical re-enactment group construct a
chainmaille shirt as a tournament prize. Then several years ago I needed jewelry to
compliment a costume for a theatrical production. Unable to find - just the right
thing-, I constructed a necklace and bracelet set.

2) Why do you like Chainmaille?
I like the puzzle, taking all the little pieces and putting together the picture in
my mind's eye.

3) What is your favorite type of ring?
I love all the colors of anodized aluminium, any size, any gauge, just bright
and bold.

4) What kind of items do you prefer to make?
Not sure why, but I tend to make bracelet more than any thing else.

5) Which weave would you like to learn that you don't currently know?
I am still trying to master starting a Full Persian, and would like to be able to
construct sheets of other weaves beside European.

6) Which piece are you most proud of?
One of the first pieces of byzantine I made for my mother.Although I do not
have a picture of this bracelet, she has probably showed it half of her home state.

7) What advice would you give to someone who was considering doing Chainmaille?
Play. Learn. Play some more. Have fun and let your hands and mind create.

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, and welcome to the guild!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sept. - Oct Challenge - JAPANESE

The challenge topic for this two-month challenge was Japenese-style Maille. The pieces that were made are simply amazing, and you MUST check them out.

From BarbsDesigns:

From BathorysChainmaille:

From NightmaidenDesigns:

Thank you all for such wonderful designs!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Guild Updates

Hello everyone, this is Sara from Viking Jones Jewelry. I'm going to try to make the guildmaster change as seamless as possible, though I'm sure there will be bumps. When Haffina sent the email that she would be stepping down, and later explained that without a guildmaster this group would no longer exist, I stepped up to the plate. I can honestly say that of the three guilds I am a member of, I am most active in this one by far. Keeping it running is very important to me. It just might take a little while to get everything ironed out.

Haffina will be taking the zetaboards forum down, so I have created a new forum HERE. Please register and carry on as though it's the original forum. I have kept the set-up much the same as the old forum, though there is now an option for a different skin. If you explore it for a few minutes, you will see that it really isn't all that much different from the zetaboards forum. When you are playing around with the forum, please make sure you are opted in for the mass emails. I won't spam you or anything, but it may be the only way you will get updates if you aren't on Facebook or Twitter until I can get the ins and outs of the Artfire Guild system figured out.

I will also be taking over the Twitter account for the guild, and co-running the Facebook page with Haffina. Though, if anyone would like to help with either of these you are most welcome to it. Just let me know.

Thank you, Haffina, for everything you have done for the guild in your time as guildmaster. I wish you the best of luck with everything in life. :)


Sunday, August 28, 2011

July/ August Challenge - Elements and Romance

Welcome back! Today we present to you the results of our latest ArtFire Chainmaille Guild Challenge. This challenge was run over two months, and had two themes. Our themes were 'Elements' and 'Romance'. We have some beautiful creations to share with you, so here we go.

Fantastic creations by our members yet again!
And with this posting comes the end of my time as the Guildmaster of the ArtFire Chainmaille Guild. I have enjoyed my time, and have loved meeting such an amazing group of artisans. I will be remaining a member of the guild. VikingJonesJewelry is taking over the role of Guildmaster and I wish her the very best success in the role.
Thank you for all the support over the last couple of years.
Haffina :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

These Chains

Curated by VikingJonesJewelry