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.