Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Challenge - Byzantine

For the month of February the ArtFire Chainmaille Guild members where challenged to create something using Byzantine weave, or a variation on Byzantine weave.
We have had some wonderful entries, so let's take a look. And when you've had a look, please vote for our next theme over on the left of the blog.


Fabulous variations of a wonderful weave! Well done to all those who participated.
Don't forget to vote for our next theme and stay tuned for more from the ArtFire Chainmaille Guild.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Introducing Serenity Grove

We are here again with the introduction of one of our newer members. This week it is Serenity Grove, who is not only new to guild, but new to the world of Chainmaille. Let's see how she answers our questions.

1) How long have you been a Chainmailler? I’ve been working on chainmaille for around 5 months now.
2) Why do you like Chainmaille? I love the look and versatility of chainmaille.
3) What is your favourite type of ring? My favorite ring is the 18gauge 5/32”.

4) What kind of items do you prefer to make? My most popular item is currently a helm weave choker.
5) Which weave would you like to learn that you dont currently know? I want to learn the JPL weave next for a new project.

6) Which piece are you most proud of? I’m currently most proud of my byzantine celtic inspired cross.

7) What advice would you give to someone who was considering doing Chainmaille? To just start, if I can do it I know anyone can. I actually don’t have a lot of patience so I don’t really think it’s a requirement for the craft.  I love to see results and that’s what I see as I work with any item.

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. Don't forget to drop by Serenity Grove on ArtFire to see more of her wonderful creations.