Airinhead

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About Airinhead

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  • Birthday 04/08/83

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    Mj, Saskatchewan
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    Um... Chain maille. Fantasy novels, food and wine and sunshine. And music.
  1. What I would do instead of making a plain loop is give the wire a bit of a twist below the loop around the part of the wire that goes through the bead. You will have to make sure you loop the next wire through the previously made loop as you build the necklace The necklace will be quite sturdy of you do it this way, very little chance of the loops opening.
  2. I posted this in the chat room, but upon consideration I think it actually belongs here Most people ( not all, some are repeat customers)when I say I make chainmaille, dismiss it as a quirk, that i am a nerd. It's more than a little irritating. I do good work. It is sound, the closures are flush, I have a pretty good repertoire of weaves and on top of that I try to make unique stuff. Have I just not found the right crowd? What can I as a chainmailler do to make people more enthusiastic about our craft? It's not like building a bracelet is as fascinating to them as to us! Cheers and happy mailling.
  3. Sticking my brothers GI joe into a red ant hill. Not good, Sneaking under the fence ( my dad was military, posted in Germany) to go catch salamanders and snakes and feed the German lady's horses. Those were the best childhood memories ever. Except the red ant one, that sucked.
  4. Most people ( not all, some are repeat customers)when I say I make chainmaille, dismiss it as a quirk, that i am a nerd. It's more than a little irritating. I do good work. It is sound, the closures are flush, I have a pretty good repertoire of weaves and on top of that I try to make unique stuff. Have I just not found the right crowd? What can I as a chainmailler do to make people more enthusiastic about our craft? It's not like building a bracelet is as fascinating to them as to us! Cheers and happy mailling.
  5. Will the 13 mm clasp hook onto the sterling star? I have an order for a sterling/niobium bracelet (in 20 ga) and I have teeny tiny 7 mm clasps and a couple monstrous 13 mm. Tube clasps won't work because the bracelet will only be 1 cm wide... I just think hooking a big ol clasp to a 18 ga ring will kind of look silly... Any advice?
  6. I want to wrap a loonie in 3/4 persian, what's a good size?
  7. Apparently the foil technique makes the silver more porous and more prone to tarnish, this is what I have heard... But I never noticed a difference.
  8. I have a few mangled niobium rings and scrap silver. I might just do that experiment...
  9. Thank you. That's exactly what I thought.
  10. Help? How? Is it just done by adding rings on one side and substracting them on the other? Ohhhh. That makes no sense... Phooey.
  11. Niobium 20ga. Hammered 18 ga SS big rings.
  12. Colours are gorgeous.
  13. I would like to know more about this as well. Particularly sterling and niobium. I can't tumble niobium... But I need to keep my sterling shiny!
  14. I gave myself a nice set of blisters the other day.

    1. Dice bag maker

      Dice bag maker

      Hero marks! They are a blessing! :D

    2. calyx

      calyx

      Eh, annoying if it puts you out of mailling action for a few days!