A New Chainmaille and a Giveaway Too!

May I just say, I think chainmaille… rocks.

There is so much of it I want to learn. Problem is, it’s vera hard. Vera, vera hard. Vera. For me, that’s what makes it so fun. I try and try and try. Then try again.Then all of a sudden, it just … clicks.

It’s kind of that way with all this jewelry I’ve been learning how to make the last couple of months. A lot of trial and error, much trying, much failing, much trying harder. Then all of a sudden, a big ‘Ah-Ha!” moment.

It’s been a blast.

I just had another one of these ah-ha moments with a new chainmaille pattern. A new one I can add to my ‘can make’ collection. So far, I’ve done Helms Weave, Byzantine Weave, Mobius Knots and now…Β Half-Persian 3-1.

I haz new chain πŸ˜€

Wanna see?

Oooooffffffff course you do. πŸ˜‰

Tada! \o/

I think it makes a cool chain. Once I get a clasp for it, perhaps it’ll be a new bracelet for the Etsy shop.

Know what else I think is cool?

I just made my 20th sale. Um… O.O

I am over.the.TOP. about that. I really never expected to have such a great response to mah jewel-er-ies. To all of you that have encouraged me and/or bought a piece, uber thank you. I heart you. πŸ™‚

In honor of this uber greatness, I decided to have a giveaway. And since I just learned a new chainmaille, I figured I’d combine the two and have… you guessed it… a chainmaille giveaway.

W00T!

Here’s the deal. Leave a comment on this post letting me know if you’d like to enter, and at the end of the month I’ll announce the winner of…

Silver plated and brass Helms Weave

my Helms Weave Bracelet. It’s made from silver plated and brass rings; you can find more info on it in the shop here.

Now for the fine print…

  • Leave a comment here to enter.
  • Giveaway is for silver plated/brass Helms Weave bracelet.
  • Winner will be picked using Random.org.
  • Open world wide.
  • Giveaway will close March 31, 2011, Midnight Eastern Time.

Easy peasy. πŸ˜€

heehee, giveaways are fun.

Mah first giveway. W00T!

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59 thoughts on “A New Chainmaille and a Giveaway Too!

  1. That is a cool new chainmaille My Dear! I think I like the way the half-Persian 3-1 looks the best! Very cool! I knew you could do it!! W00T!! Go Amara GO AMARA!!!!

  2. Congrats on the 20 sales and on learning so many new skills with jewelry making. I think chainmaille is so beautiful. Please count me in on the giveaway!
    June

    • LOL. Chainmaille W00T! πŸ˜€

      I really like the Half Persian too. Been trying that one ever since I finished the choker but just couldn’t figure it out. Finally got it. YAAAAY. I’m super excited because it’s a stepping stone to the 4-1, at least that’s what I hear. That’s the one I /really/ want to make.

      heehee, I haz milestone. \o/

  3. I think you may have found your calling with the jewelry. You are making some beautiful things. I covet them all. Would love to win something pretty to wear to RT.

    Keep going with this, because there will definitely be buyers for high quality awesome like you make.

    • Hi Emme. Thanks so much, glad you like it. Been a long while since I’ve been a bracelet person myself. That’s one I actually wear. πŸ™‚

  4. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I love this *_______* Why hadn’t I seen this kind of awesomeness before???
    I’m all for bracelets! This one is amazing!!!! Count me in!

  5. OMG, this is so effin’ awesome!! You know I love absolutely /everything/ you make and this is no exception. πŸ™‚ And as I can’t afford any of it /yet/, I want in! πŸ˜€

  6. I would love to enter this…

    chainmaille is cool – I have some SCA friends that do this and it always boggles me… beautiful stuff, but I don’t think I would have the patience…

    Keep up the great work! The more you do, the better you get… you can make some real creative, awesome items…

    • Hi Dawn πŸ™‚

      lol it does indeed take patience. That’s for sure. I’ve had to set it down more than a few times after getting too frustrated. But then more I do it, the easier it gets. I have lots of chainmail plans. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for coming by and entering. Hope the day is being good to you over there. πŸ˜‰

    • I agree, everyone /should/ be wearing chainmail. It’s cool stuff. I’m in love with it. There’s so many cool ones I want to learn to make too. When I learn to cut my own rings I’ll be cranking out the chainmail.

      Gotta say, chainmail with a suit…niiiiice. That’d be sharp.

  7. I wasn’t going to enter, but then you kept tweeting and it’s so pretty (and I don’t get excited about pretty normally). So count me in.

    You’re stuff is all so gorgeous.

    – Alex W (despite it saying Kai)

    • Well hey thar!

      Thanks luv. You just gave me big smile. I’m so glad you came by. You’re so counted in darlin’. πŸ˜€

      How’s your chainmail going? Did you make your choker?

      • (five months later I figure out that I get notices!)

        Haven’t had time to do much chainmailing yet, what with Riptide gobbling up my time, but I ordered some of the plier cover goop, so that’s some progress πŸ˜€

        • lol, I image they’re keeping you awfully busy. Slave drivers >;)

          Goop is good. πŸ˜€ I do love mah goop. I’ve also learned… tape. Tape is vera helpful. Whoda thunk it. And it doesn’t have to dry first which is good for ppl like me who have planning ahead issues lol

  8. Beautiful work on the new chain. I loved the commentary on your process – words to live by for us all in every new endeavor. I’m going to definitely share this with my daughter. Please include me in your giveaway. All the best, and many happy hours chaining to come. Linda

  9. Looks absolutely wonderful luv!!!
    So glad to hear (and be apart ) of your sales milestone!!
    Beautiful work and you can def sign me up for anything you make πŸ˜‰

    • Violet!!! Hiya sweetheart! I’m so happy to see you here.

      Thanks muchmuch. You’re totally counted in luv. ❀

  10. Oh, shiny ^__^ How did I miss this? My little sister totally stole my knot, btw. She loved it too much to give it back to me :3 I will have to buy another one in May, when I’m done moving :3 You really do make the most lovely shinies.

    • Lolol. I dunno darlin’. Glad you made it by before it closed thou. πŸ™‚

      We haz knot theivery? Oh noes! I can make you a new one. Just let me know.

      Thanks for coming by m’dear. You totally make me smile. Thanks. πŸ™‚

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