If you have been around us any length of time, you know that we have a sale in November. (And if you didn’t, consider this your notice)  You also may or may not know we have been known to pull some shenanigans around said sale.  We are happy to say this year won’t be any different.
What can you expect?  Oh boy, we have a lot planned for you.  While we don’t want to give away all the fun just yet, we will tell you that a certain all niobium Maillstrom pendant is VERY likely to make a return, and there is a pretty good chance there will be a matching earring kit.

New shopping cart

A while back we asked you want you wanted in a shopping cart. We have told you we were hard at work on it. Well, we are almost there. We hope to launch our new cart this weekend, but we though we would give you a sneak peek at what is in store.

Aside from a new look, with streamlined navigation, we have added a number of new features.



You will be able to purchase any quantity of an item you would like. There will be a minimum for each item that originally populates the quantity, but feel free to change it to anything over that. You will also notice that we still have our built in quantity discounts. The more you buy, the more you save.





We understand your disappointment when you go to that item you wanted and it’s out of stock. You keep looking, and it’s still not there. Well, now you don’t have to. Sign up and be notified by email when any item is put back in stock.





You wanted a better wish list, and now you have it.  You can have multiple wish lists, name them all, move items between wishlists, move items into your cart, share items on twitter or facebook so your friends know what you want.  You can even email a list to somebody so they can go shopping for you.




Our PDF downloads for tutorial are popular, but sometimes we know they can be lost.  Even on your computer, we know it can end up going *poof*.  So we give you a new download center.  This will keep track of all your PDF downloads, and if you loose one, you can download it again.  There will be a limit on how many times you can replace it, so it is still up to you to try and keep them safe.  It will also only keep track of your downloads moving forward (nothing from the old cart)



Can you expect more?  Of course you can.  We have plenty of more awesome for you, but we don’t want to give it all away just yet.
In the week following the launch of the new cart, you can expect a number of giveaways, specials, and general awesomeness to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of our shopping cart, so keep your eyes out.

And remember, It’s in the Maille.

New Contest!!

Is everyone ready?

This is going to be a multi day contest that will be focused around a single picture. The winner must correctly guess what is in the picture. Sounds too easy? Well the picture posted will be distorted in some way.

The rules:

– Everyone is permitted one guess per day.

– The first correct guess wins. This guess must be reasonably specific. No general guesses will win.

– Either Curt or I will post a new picture each day until we have a winner. So make sure to check back daily 🙂

– A prize has already been picked for the winner. Yet the prize will not be revealed until the winner is selected, since there is a chance the prize can be used as a hint.

Ready to start playing? Well the first picture has been posted below! Good luck to everyone!


New picture and hint  for 9/13

This image features one of my favorite weaves.



Here is your new image for 9/14

It’s not as intimidating as the name sounds, or this picture looks.



And it looks like Jill is our winner.  Frann, you were very close with your first guess, but you were not quite specific enough.  It is in fact a dragonscale tattoo on my forearm.

And our prize is an argentium/niobium dragonsquare earring kit.

I need a name

Last week I was playing with a pattern I had in my head and I ended up with something not quite what I was looking for, but I also ended up with a new weave.  Well, two weaves actually and a variant, but we’ll get to that later.

I’ve never been good at naming things so I asked for some suggestions here at the shop and didn’t get anything, so now I come to you.  Here are a few pictures of it first. (click on the picture for larger version)

BA 16g 11/32 and 18g 7/32
18-K and 20-C square wire
18-K argentium and 19g 3.50mm niobium
18-K argentium and 19g 3.50mm niobium

And a quick one of the variant.

18-K and 20-C square wire

So, I need a name for this and I am asking for your help, and to make it fun I’ll make it a give away.

Here are the details:

Leave a comment here with your suggestion.

One suggestion per comment.

Leave as many comments as you like.

Next Friday, (July 30th) I will pick the name I like best.

If I pick your suggestion, I will send you a kit with instructions to make your own.  (so be sure to leave a way for me to contact you)

It’s just that simple.

Remember, It’s in the Maille!

Rocky Mountain Riot

There is a new sports team in town!  The Rocky Mountain Riot is a co-ed, banked track roller derby team.  We were contacted by them a couple of weeks ago and asked to help out with a fundraiser.  My brother in law is on the team, so I figured why not.  Not to mention the fact that we like roller derby anyway.  So we donated a bunch of keychains and cellphone charms to put in goody bags that were handed out at the event today, and a square stainless steel Gridlock byzantine bracelet that went in silent auction.

Because I can’t do anything the easy way, I also decided to make a new top, that Jenn ended up sporting.  It was a beautiful day for it.

We also brought a few of our glow in the dark chainmaille hacky sacks, which were a hit.  There was lots of food, 5 live bands, and a good time for all.

I don’t know who this little dude was, but he kept changing wigs and corsets and walking around saying his name was “Juanita”.  He was a hoot.

And since we did this for the team, I can’t leave you without a team picture.

They are having another event next weekend, so if you are in the area, come on out.

installment loans Happy New Year

Can you believe the year is over already.  It sure has gone fast.

We’d like to thank all our wonderful customers, friends and family for a great year.

To help ring in the New Year, we have a special treat.  Be our first customer and get 25% off your order.  Here is how it works.
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Use coupon code ctnew at checkout

Coupon will not be valid until midnight EST, so try as you might, it won’t work until then.

Coupon only has 1 use, so unless you are the first, again it won’t work.

It’s pretty much just that easy.

We hope everybody has a safe new year, and remember, It’s in the Maille!

As an update for anybody reading this late, the coupon has been used