Getting back to the swing of this blog is not easy I assure everyone. Much like my chainmaille work, things have changed dramatically in my life over the last 3+ years. My writing style has changed. My inner monologue has changed. And especially, my materials have changed.
Over the last 3+ years, too much time, and too many injuries, I’ve quit spinning and cutting my own rings. I now buy my rings from a supplier out of Canada. The Ring Lord. Yep, you read that correctly, The Ring Lord. At least they have a good sense of humor about what they do and what they sell. I love their selection and because I am buying my supplies now, I can do so much more with my work. Different sizes, different colors, different metals, and different weaves.
The biggest change in my work has been that I have been working in anodized aluminum- this means color! Anodized aluminum is colored aluminum in the same process as pop cans. Below is a mix of half-persian bracelets of just a handful of colors I have available now. I have to admit, I have a ton of fun with the different colored pieces I have created.