Saturday, November 21, 2009


Wow, I have really fallen behind on posting! My excuse is that I've been pretty busy with work-related stuff and also NaNoWriMo (which I'm doing for the fifth year in a row, wahoo!).

I am currently stitching on Mirabilia's Poppy, which I'm doing on one of my hand-dyeds, but I need to get back to ornaments soon. She is not stitching up as quickly as I'd hoped, but that's primarily my fault because I ended up having to frog a big-ish portion of her after being off by one stitch (somehow that's easier to bear when you're off by a whole lot...being off by only one really sucks!!)

I did make some more jewelry this past week, mostly some new peace earrings, plus a cute (well, I think it's cute) little phone fob for my line of fertility jewelry:

I can't believe Thanksgiving is almost here. Christmas is coming way too fast!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More fun with chain maille

I am really having fun making chain maille jewelry. The weaves (at least, the ones I've managed to pin down at this point) are not that difficult once you get the hang of it, and chain maille is so visually and texturally interesting. I especially like working with aluminum rings because they're so lightweight, and there are lots of pretty colors! (Always a good thing for a magpie like me).
Here's a set I made recently, using the Full Persian weave. I love this weave because it's really slinky and flexible. Both are available in my Etsy shop. I've also added a Chain Maille Jewelry section to my jewelry website, which will have some pieces not available on Etsy.