March Gauntlet voting

Sorry for the delay, but with all the April 1 shenanigans going on yesterday we wanted to wait to post this for you.
The Gauntlet for March is now closed and voting is open here.  Go have a look and vote for your favorite!
Voting is open for 1 week, and we will announce the April Gauntlet challenge shortly.

February Gauntlet results

The moment you have all been waiting for………….

Once again we had a bunch of wonderful entries.  Lets have a look at all of them again. (all thumbnails will open a larger picture)


2505AB_EdgyDragonscale braided-ends-2 Byzantine Cuff ds heart1 Rondo al a Byzantine Bracelet rsz_1rsz_1img_2613_tu2 sscomb stainless-steel-byz Tsunami-3-patterns























And the Oscar goes to……oh, wait, wrong show…….


chevronel_contest-sized  This stunning piece belongs to Shauna Simmons Taylor of Dancing Leaf Studios.  For those that are just coming into this, keep in mind this months challenge was tiny.  This bracelet is make up entirely of 20g square rings.  A whole lot of them.







Thank you to everybody for your entries, and remember the March challenge waiting for you.

Now where’s that pizza guy, I’m hungry.


February Gauntlet voting

February is in the history books, and with it we get just a little bit closer to summer.  More to our point, the February Gauntlet is now open for voting.  Again, we had some great entries, so go have a look and vote for your favorite.   Remember, voting is open for 1 week.

We will be announcing the challenge for March very soon, so stay tuned.


And Remember, It’s in the Maille!

January Gauntlet results

Voting is now over and we have a TIE!!!

We had some wonderful entries, here is a look at them again. (all thumbnails will open a larger picture)
2471AB_alt2 bwpq Byzantine Bracelet gb lm msgb randolphgauntletentryjan1 randolphgauntletentryjan2 romanov Swarovski Square Byzantine Bracelet

























We had a really good turn out of votes as well, and we still managed a tie.  Without further ado, here are your winners


Byzy Barrels bracelet4

Karen Snyder from Karen Snyder’s O. Sebastian






Autumn Necklace 29 Jan 2014


Jennifer Parrish from WXdruid chainmail







Congratulations to our winners, your C&T account now has a $25 credit, and a big thank you to all our entries.  The February Gauntlet has been announced, so get your entries in!






Introducing The Gauntlet: Monthly Maille Throwdown

Want to have some fun?
Want to test your abilities?
Want to be challenged?

Well, here it is.
Introducing The Gauntlet: Monthly Maille Throwdown.
Every month is a new contest, with a new theme.  A featured artist versus everybody else.  Last one standing gets a $25 store credit to C&T Designs, bragging rights, and will be the featured artist the next month.
A complete list of rules can be found here

First months challenge?
Byzantine.  Anything and everything byzantine.  Byzantine variants, byzantine with beads, byzantine with other weaves.
Need some examples?
biasbyz-002     bastardbyz-001bbyz-001chainbyz





Since this is new and we don’t have a winner for last month, hence no featured artist, we have picked one.  Lauren of Edge Metal Elegance.  We will tell you a little bit more about Lauren in a post tomorrow.