Friday, August 12, 2011

Introducing kiwimaille

This week we introduce you to another of our newer guild members. This week we meet kiwimaille. We asked them our regular questions, so let's see what they have to say.

How long have you been a Chainmailler? Roughly about 12 years, off and on. I started by helping a friend of mine, coiling and cutting rings, then I wanted to start learning how to actually make maille. The rest is history. :-)

Why do you like Chainmaille? It is an amazing stress reliever, and I love making things that others can enjoy. 

What is your favourite type of ring? Currently, I've been using a lot of aluminum 3/8th and steel 5/16th.

What kind of items do you prefer to make? Things that are unique and useful. I love finding a piece that is a challange to figure out. Mostly jewelry and inlays.

Which weave would you like to learn that you don't currently know?  Jens Pind, this is such an interesting looking weave.

Which piece are you most proud of? To date, the piece I am the most proud of would be the Chainmaille inlay I made and donated to our new office building, its 8777 rings of Epic. Only not purple... :

What advice would you give to someone who was considering doing Chainmaille? Start small. Not micro maille small, just a small project, something that you will use and be proud that you made. Because you totally should be proud that you -created- something. It's an amazing feeling. And find a pair of pliers and cutters that you will not kill your hands using.

Thanks kiwimaille and welcome to the guild. You can see more of their fabulous creations at kiwimaille on Artfire.

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