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About ArmourHer

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  • Birthday 10/24/1976

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  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Beadweaving, reading anything within reach, computer games, gaming, remixing/editing music
  • Occupation
    Between jobs, and starting university in the fall.
  • The year you started making chainmail
  1. ArmourHer

    20 Sided Die

    This is fantastic! Beautifully done.
  2. ArmourHer

    More scales on American Idol

    Holy Hannah! That's a stunning outfit.
  3. ArmourHer

    Silver still droppping

    The prices are lovely, and if the loonie wasn't plummeting like turkeys tossed from a helicopter, I'd be even happier. The drop is making rings and scales almost prohibitively expensive up here, and we're in the same country as TRL! There's something just not right about that.
  4. ArmourHer

    What to wear with chainmail?

    What to wear with chainmail? I think that all depends on what you're wearing the mail for. Do you want the authentic pants *for* larping, or just to wear because they look good with the boots and armour? For everyday wear, definitely black jeans and Docs.
  5. ArmourHer

    Another piece from my collection.

    Absolutely stunning! That must have taken you forever. Hmmm... Imagine what that would look like in anodized aluminum, the colours shifting and blending. Are you planning to sell it, and if so, for how much?
  6. ArmourHer

    New User Thread

    It's a pleasure to meet everyone. Tremendous thanks to everyone at The Ring Lord for the incredible products and wonderful customer service. I've been making chainmail on and off for about 15 years or so, mostly basic stuff. A friend of mine told me about TRL a couple of years ago, and it renewed my love of the art. With such an incredible variety of materials-- not to mention scale mail!-- the mailing bug has well and truly come home to roost. Over the past few months, I've worked on a piece for my brother. He wanted to go to a nearby convention as Aquaman, and needed a sleeveless, form-fitting brass scalemail shirt. Rather than close the sides, I left them open so that they could be laced together. Between the lacing and a couple of well-placed reductions, the idea worked like a charm, and I received a Journeyman-level Workmanship Award. (It could have been entered at Artisan level, but the other individual in the presentation was still only on his second competition entry.) Now I've got to come up with something for next year at the Artisan level! The vest generated a lot of interest and one commission, with a large number of people looking to contact me for future work. Thank you, TRL, for introducing me to scalemail and for inspiring me to armour again.
  7. ArmourHer

    Wish me luck (I'll need it)

    Woohoo! Congratulations. May all your hard work bring you bountiful returns, as well as happy (and hopefully repeat) customers.
  8. ArmourHer

    You might be a mailler if...

    I haven't gone through the whole list, so I'm not sure if this has already been said or not, but: YMBAMI: people you haven't seen in months/years come up to you when you're out and say, "I saw something shiny and metallic-- I figured it could only have been you."
  9. ArmourHer

    A question about scale mail contractions

    Gave it yet another shot, using a longer section of scalemail, and it worked.
  10. I've been mailing for about 16 years on and off, but never got into any of the really nifty stuff until recently (within the past couple of years or so). TRL has renewed my passion for the craft. Scale mail is delighting me tremendously, but I'm having issues with putting contractions in the back of a vest I'm making. I stare at the picture on the TRL scale page, rotate it, cover parts, make sample patches, but I'm still not sure that I'm getting the contractions right. Is there a more detailed step-by-step post somewhere that would give me a better idea of how to make it work? Thanks in advance for your help.