Eric Young's Profile

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As many stories start, mine begins as a child. I loved to read fantasy stories, from The Lord Of The Rings to The Sword Of Shannara. The weapons and armor of the fantasy realms have always held a place within me. They are what sparks my artistic nature.

When I was not yet a teen, I stared my path of chainmaille creations by taking all of my metal coat hangers and creating crude rings. With these less than perfect rings I created a chainmaille shirt. It took many months and many coat hangers.

In the 35+ years since that day, I have created dozens of full suits of armor and thousands of pieces of jewelry and accessories. I spent many years on the road selling at Renaissance and Medieval Festival, Art Shows and even owned a small shop for a while. I now sell on line only.

I also create many jewelry and other items in the…

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  • Male
  • Born on November 1
  • Joined February 25, 2011

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Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Sliver, Niobium, Titanium, Gold, Platinum

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About

As many stories start, mine begins as a child. I loved to read fantasy stories, from The Lord Of The Rings to The Sword Of Shannara. The weapons and armor of the fantasy realms have always held a place within me. They are what sparks my artistic nature.

When I was not yet a teen, I stared my path of chainmaille creations by taking all of my metal coat hangers and creating crude rings. With these less than perfect rings I created a chainmaille shirt. It took many months and many coat hangers.

In the 35+ years since that day, I have created dozens of full suits of armor and thousands of pieces of jewelry and accessories. I spent many years on the road selling at Renaissance and Medieval Festival, Art Shows and even owned a small shop for a while. I now sell on line only.

I also create many jewelry and other items in the Steampunk genre. I have always had a fascination with how things work. Creating jewelry and art from the components of ancient devices only seemed natural to me.

I was lucky enough to see the original Star Wars: A New Hope in the drive in theater with my family when I was just 5 years old. I have to say that this is one of the greatest expeiences of my life. The Star Wars Universe has molded me into the person I am today. When I was a child I collected and played with and destroyed many a toy. In my adult years I have tried to recreate my childhood toy collection.
Many times I buy lots of toys just to gain the one in the lot I do not yet have. I sell my extras here: http://VintageStarWarsShop.etsy.com

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