Brush It On

A few weeks ago I saw a vase that a very talented friend of mine painted.  I talked to her about it and after some good old fashion bartering, she said she would make me one.  I got to pick it up this weekend and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a wonderful blue vase with a goldfinch and cherry blossoms hand painted on it.  My picture here could never do it justice.

I also had the opportunity to see some of her other artwork she has been hiding from me.  All I can say is wow.  Have a look at her etsy store and her personal website to see some of her original artwork.  If you need something handpainted, she can probably do it.

On another note, on my way over to her house, some goof who wasn’t paying attention decided it would be a good idea to rear end my truck, but that’s a story for another time.

Argentium jump rings added

We are happy to announce we now have argentium silver in stock.  We have added 2 sizes of  argentium silver jump rings to our site as well as our etsy store.  We will be adding a few more sizes over the next few days.

What is argentium silver you ask?

From wikipedia, Argentium Sterling Silver is a modern sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional sterling silver alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) by replacing some of the copper with the metalloid germanium.  This makes it very resistant to both firescale and tarnishing.

Linked to the Sea Contest

The etsy chainmaillers guild “Linked to the Sea” contest is up and waiting for your vote.  There are 22 wonderful entries, picking your favorite 2 could prove difficult.  Not only can you vote, but if you leave contact information you could win a prize!

Stop by and vote for your favorites.

Etsy Chainmaillers Team Trunk Show

Come join us on Sept. 14th in the Etsy Virtual Labs for a Trunk Show.  Team members will be on hand to talk about chainmaille in general, but will also talk about some of their creations and how they do what they do.  The excitement starts at 7:00 pm EST.

You will also be able to vote on our “Linked to the Sea” contest.