Friday, June 1, 2012

Welcome Wire and Chains!

Today, we welcome Wire and Chains to our guild. Let's see what she had to say to our questions. :)

How long have you been a chainmailler? 5 years
Why do you like chainmaille? I find chainmaille fascinating to look at. I love that it is an ancient art form/armor.

What is your favorite type of ring? I prefer bright aluminum.
What type of items do you prefer to make? I enjoy making all types of jewelry. Ie bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pendants, anklets and rings.

Which weave would you like to learn that you don't currently know? Jens Pind
Which piece are you most proud of? I have a bracelet that I wear all the time it is a 4 in 1 band with an attached flat blue matrix bead.

What advice would you give someone who was considering doing chainmaille? Be patient, in the beginning it seems to take forever to complete a project. You do get considerably faster once you learn the weave and learning new weaves gets easier too. Patients is the key!

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, and good luck with learning Jens Pind! It is a very nice weave. You can check out Wire and Chains' Artfire shop by going to the rapid cart feature to the left or following the link:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A lovely collection for the moms in our lives! 

Friday, March 2, 2012

February Challenge - Earrings

The theme of the February Guild Challenge was Earrings. We had some good entries, and two members who were new to participating in the challenges.


The theme for the March theme is Scalemaille! Join us next month as we take a look at the wonderful things that can be done with scales!

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Collection for Father's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Welcome, ArtWire!

Let's give a big Artfire Chainmaille Guild welcome to ArtWire, and see how she answered our questions!

1) How long have you been a Chainmailler?

I have only been a chainmailller for a month.

2) Why do you like Chainmaille?

I like chainmaille, you might say I am obsessed with it, because of the infinite variety of patterns there are to be learned and the precision one must practice in aspect ratio, closing the rings, and weaving the pattern together. I find joy in knowing that, if I am careful, I can turn metal into fabric.

3) What is your favorite type of ring?

My favorite ring is sterling silver. There is nothing like the light glinting off a finished piece after it has been woven and tumbled to a high sheen.

4) What kind of items do you prefer to make?

I prefer to make bracelets as I'm always a bit anxious to see the finished piece and bracelets take less time than necklaces, in general.

5) Which weave would you like to learn that you don\'t currently know?

I would like to learn Tiffany or Turkish Orbital weave next because I like to challenge myself as much as possible.

6) Which piece are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the lariat necklace that i wove. It was only the third piece of chainmaille that I had completed and I was very pleased with the results.

7) What advice would you give to someone who was considering doing Chainmaille?

My advice to anyone interested in learning chainmaille: beware, it is addictive.