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A little story to illustrate my feelings about my passion - chainmaille:

Once upon a time when I was in college it got very cold, snowy, and icy, something that happens rarely in Texas. On this particular cold and icy evening I was feeling nostalgic and remembering how, on another rare snowy day when I was VERY young, my cousins and I decided to go sledding in laundry baskets. And being about five at that time, it worked quite well. So I decided to try it again. Red wine may or may not have been involved.

I went into the PARKING LOT of my dormitory (like you do) equipped with a laundry basket and not much else, found the steepest slope I could find, got into said laundry basket, sledded down the slope, and proceeded to slam into a pole and break my leg and two ribs (like you do.)

I remember it…

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  • Born on October 1
  • Joined July 30, 2010

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Copper, Glass, Silver, Brass, Bronze, Silicone, Aluminum, Steel

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A little story to illustrate my feelings about my passion - chainmaille:

Once upon a time when I was in college it got very cold, snowy, and icy, something that happens rarely in Texas. On this particular cold and icy evening I was feeling nostalgic and remembering how, on another rare snowy day when I was VERY young, my cousins and I decided to go sledding in laundry baskets. And being about five at that time, it worked quite well. So I decided to try it again. Red wine may or may not have been involved.

I went into the PARKING LOT of my dormitory (like you do) equipped with a laundry basket and not much else, found the steepest slope I could find, got into said laundry basket, sledded down the slope, and proceeded to slam into a pole and break my leg and two ribs (like you do.)

I remember it seeming like a good idea at the time, I remember a huge sort of WHAM, I remember a bit of a tumble, and I certainly remember spending months in a purple cast (then a green one, then a pink one), but the rest is pretty blurry.

When I think of "How did I get into chainmaille?" the same sort of things come to mind. It seemed like a good idea at the time. There seemed to be a tremendous WHACK that thundered through me as I realized I had found a passion like I'd never felt before. I tumbled into a lifestyle of mailling ALL THE TIME. And the rest is kind of blurry. I just can't remember. But the result is jewelry that is just continually getting better as I hone my craft, learn from designs, come up with my own designs, and experiment with color and metals.

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