Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome Jewelry Expressions by Anita

Today, we welcome Jewelry Expressions by Anita to our guild. Let's see how they answered some questions about Chainmaille.

How long have you been doing Chainmaille? I started doing chainmaille about two years ago.  So far I have done a Full Persian, Half Persian, Double Vision, Byzantine, Euro 4 in 1, and Tryzantine.  I want to try some other patterns, so being with this group should help me meet those goals. 
Why do you like Chainmaille? I love the look and the diversity of chainmaille.  It can be very elegant or very rustic.  It's great for women or men.  You can use all types of metal.  

What is your favorite type of ring? Metal - I love copper and Argentium s.s.  Ring size - depends on the weave.
What type of items do you prefer to make? I make mostly bracelets and  necklaces. 

Which weave would you like to learn that you don't currently know? Helm's weave, Jens Pind, Dragonscale
Which piece are you most proud of? I would have to say a Byzantine necklace with a wire wrapped shell focal.  I used rose gold Parawire and it is beautiful with the shell.
 What advice would you give someone who is considering doing Chainmaille? Go for it!!  Be patient with yourself.  When I first started, rings went flying everywhere.  They still do!!
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions! You can check out Jewelry Expressions by Anita Artfire shop by following the link: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/JewelryExpressionsbyAnita

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