Finally located my desk under all of the clutter - hey, it's green! As for the rest of the house, well, let's not go there! We had an enormous snowfall over the weekend. The third year in a row that we've had snow on the twentieth (my birthday). As a birthday gift, my wonderful family insisted that I stay indoors and be comfortable, while they took care of snow removal. Thank you, family!
I have been busy, busy, busy the past few weeks. The fall semester at Massasoit Community College just ended, and I am looking forward to having some time to get my house in order, and to get back to work chainmailling and making some metal clay charms. I have managed to squeeze in a few projects during all of the last minute madness of Christmas; I just had to make a chain for this beautiful Garnet and Marcasite pendant. I thought that it had a sort of medieval look to it, and that the Byzantine Y would be perfect for it. Do you agree?
Also, finally came up with a suitable chain for this Roman Glass hook and eye clasp. Yep, you guessed it - another Columbus Chain! I hate to repeat myself, but it does seem to suit the clasp quite well.
And, last but not least, this Jens Pind chain. This is a weave that I puzzled over for months and months. I wanted to understand it, but somehow, I just couldn't. Then one day, the light dawned at last, and voila! It was just as easy as it could be! Go figure... I must say though, that the tiny rings required by the aspect ratio of this weave make it a very painstaking project to undertake. Worth it , I think, when all is said and done, but not a chain to finish in an hour or two.
I am intending to post again before Christmas, but in case I don't get a chance to say it before then, I'm wishing for a Wonderful Christmas season, and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, Peaceful New Year for all. Cheers!