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Salma

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Hi,

I'm Salma and a total chainmaille addict. I got a jewellery kit a few years ago and tried some beading which just drove me nuts but found I could do some cool stuff with the jump rings. After playing around for a bit and falling down the rabbit hole on Google and YouTube I discovered the awesome world of chainmaille and it's now a massive part of my life. I do sell my stuff but not yet properly set up for online sales. You can see some of my work on my Facebook page Once Upon a Chain.

Cheers,
Salma
 

ScaryAnn

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I discovered chainmaille two years ago this last July. In all of the chainmaille searches I've done since then I never found this site until this morning when I found it advertised on one of the Facebook pages.

Believe it or not ring splints are what got me addicted to chainmaille. :D I was showing the owner to our local craft store my ring splints (I made them as I can't afford $80 per joint and I needed all eight fingers and both thumbs splinted) and he told me that if I could solder, I could make chainmaille jewelry. (He had a customer until the day he stopped selling rings. We then purchased some of his equipment and now make our own rings) Then he showed me some of the chains he'd woven. I went home and did a couple of hours of research and within the first week I'd gone through 1100 rings, and the rest as they say is history! It's been a very delicate balance between mailling enough to help my hands and over doing it, but I don't wear my ring splints anymore.

This is one of my favorite creations.

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ScaryAnn (Mary Ann)
 

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Hi I'm Rose,

I've been playing with chain maille for about 2 years. I also now teach it at a local lapidary club. I have no tattoos nor do I dye my hair but I do have a few silver ones coming through now. Most of what I make is given away to family and friends. My plan is to, when I retire, actually try to sell some, some how maybe at local markets etc.

I luv seeing what can be made, some of the pieces are just stunning. JPL and I do not like each other, helm, Euro 4 in 1, half persion and I get on ok, full persian is fine, as is japanese, the rest I am still to explore.
 
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