Newbie Introduction & Induction (Part the 3rd)
View previous topic | View next topic >
Post new topic Reply to topic
M.A.I.L. Forum Index -> Knitting Circle
   
Author Message

Joined: August 12, 2019
Posts: 1
Submissions: 0
Location: Warsaw NY

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Newbie to the site, but I have been working with chain mail (maille is my preferred spelling) for about 4 years. I make jewelry, and would love to learn some new weaves. I have finally become happy enough with my work that I am investing into my craft a bit more using higher quality rings. I prefer stainless, but find the larger gauges very difficult to work with. I prefer 19g for most of my things, but I have found most people work with 18g. Still learning basic measurements of rings, ID and such. What I really want to know is how to do dragonscale on the bias. It’s a beautiful weave! My husband and I had started learning maille together, but I sort of ran with it. He makes his own rings and has made a shirt and a vest. I can make my own rings (thanks to years of working in electronics) but I prefer to work with the smaller rings, while hubby enjoys working with the larger ones. We both sort of became obsessed after watching the Hobbit movies and seeing allll the chain maille.

Joined: August 19, 2019
Posts: 1
Submissions: 0
Location: Germany

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Hi to everyone! My name is Francesca, I come from Italy but I moved some years ago in Germany. I'm a Larp player and there I got my first contact with the chain mail. I did some chainmail armors and reparatures for my friends. Usually I do by myself the rings (just 10mm of diametre) too.
I hope to learn much by you all!

Francesca Smile

Joined: March 27, 2002
Posts: 3496
Submissions: 1

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Welcome and well come, Lilin-Francesca and Maidenshield.

Joined: August 19, 2019
Posts: 1
Submissions: 0
Location: Oklahoma but soon to be home in WA State

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Hello!
My name is Holly and I go by ShadowDancer. I am brand new to creating Chain Maille. This is week 2 for me and I'm LoVing it! Smile I am looking forward to learning LOTs of new things. Thanks for having me.
(((HUGs))) from Oklahoma, soon to be WA State (which is my home) Smile
Coif LoL Coif LoL Coif LoL Coif LoL

Joined: March 27, 2002
Posts: 3496
Submissions: 1

Reply with quote
Posted on Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:56 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

Holly, appreciate the enthusiasm, welcome, well come.

But I think blue type on a dark-gray background is pretty hard to read even in bold. Fortunately I could highlight it.


'The Minstrel Boy to the War is gone...'

Joined: August 20, 2019
Posts: 0
Submissions: 1
Location: Andalucia, Sapin

Hello, from the very south of Spain
Reply with quote
Posted on Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:14 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

hi,

I am a french former programmer, now retired and moved to Spain.

For as long as I can remember, I always loved to use my fingers to create things, from clay pots to baskets weaving to wood carving ...

In my free time I like to walk my dogs in the countryside, to relax from making knives (blacksmithing in summertime, really ?) or chainmailing (my poor fingers become clumsy)

Macha

Joined: March 27, 2002
Posts: 3496
Submissions: 1

Reply with quote
Posted on Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:51 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

Welcome, bienvenu, and well come, Macha.

Joined: August 26, 2019
Posts: 8
Submissions: 0
Location: Minnesota

Greetings!
Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:03 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Hi all,

First post - figured it'd better be here. I've become jaded on the internet lately and struggle between my wish for anonymity and the fact that nobody cares about you if they don't know anything about you so.... with that in mind:

I live in Minnesota, USA, work in IT, and have a small family. I have a nice collection of tinfoil hats Wink (see above). I got into maille a little bit in high school and early college but that didn't last long as this is a spendy and time-consuming hobby. But I've got a little more cash now and can afford to buy rings. Part of what got me back into it was hearing a story on MRP news about a shop that opened up in Ava Minnesota making jump rings - so I gotta shout out to the locals at WeaveGotMaille.com.

As far as weaving goes I've done most of the basics. Euro 4-1, Persian 3-1 and 4-1 and some sheets there, Japanese 6-1 (not my favorite). Started off making my own rings with galvy. That stuff is ok for learning but it's pretty much junk. I like steel but, but preferring saw cut I found the whole processes of making the rings to be a pain so I usually purchase aluminum and steel rings now.

I don't expect to be frequently active here, but wanted to ask for some advice periodically. Honestly I enjoy making maille and seeing the finished product, but I'm not much of a designer. So I'll probably be looking for project ideas too. Thanks to everyone who participates.

Joined: September 11, 2019
Posts: 1
Submissions: 0
Location: Houston, Tx

M.A.I.L. Newb
Reply with quote
Posted on Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:02 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

Hi all! I've been in the Chainmaille group on Facebook for years now and constantly use MAIL to find new weave ideas and methods. I'm not a hardcore mailler, as I use it in conjunction with several other artforms/styles.
Either way, I figured I would join and see what's cookin.

I'm a homeschooling mom, citizen scientist, keeper of reptiles and insects, writer, and of course an artisan.

My preferred metals are stainless steel, copper, brass, and anodized aluminum.
Thanks for having me!
Cali

Joined: September 25, 2019
Posts: 1
Submissions: 0
Location: Houston, tx

Hello!
Reply with quote
Posted on Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post


I've been an avid crafter for the past 4 to 5 years and have been interested in chainmaille ever since I went to ren fair for the first time in 2009.

I will be buying my first set of rings here in the next couple of weeks and I'm so excited to learn and grow as I develop my skills in this craft! Mainly because I will be putting together a plan to incorporate my chainmail into my wedding. C:le



FawkCreations

Joined: September 27, 2019
Posts: 1
Submissions: 0
Location: Mexico City

Re: Newbie Introduction & Induction (Part the 3rd)
Reply with quote
Posted on Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:24 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

lorraine wrote:
MailArtisans wrote:
This thread is intended as an area for new members to introduce themselves.
Click "Post Reply" in the Upper Right hand corner, and say hi! Very Happy

Consider telling us about you, where you're from, what your interests are... And of course, feel free to nose around the rest of the fourms Wink




Quote:
This is the second thread for New Members to post in... After the explosion of:

http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=6743
On September 1st, 2010.... It had been alive since March 11th, 2006... May it rest in peace...

And may this thread not explode like that one did.


Continuation of the above threads.
Feel free to introduce yourself here. Or if you are feeling especially adventurous, just start a post in one of the discussion forums! We won't bite... mostly... Very Happy
Hi! greets!

Joined: October 11, 2019
Posts: 1
Submissions: 0
Location: Reno, NV

Hi
Reply with quote
Posted on Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:17 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

Hi. I am brand new to chain mail, but have skills in many other crafting areas. A recent interest in rock hounding, black smithing, and leather work has lead me to the rather reasonable conclusion that I need mail crafting skills too.

I have a small, but expanding family with my second child on the way. Probably not the best time to start a hobby full of tiny pieces, but at least I have a few months before crawling hazards.

I am a yearly burner and the costumer for my family of burners. We are ready to step up our costume game and I think this is the next step. Burning Man is an excellent place to try out new designs without judgement.

Growing up in Alaska and enduring the long dark winters instilled a love of crafting and creation in me. But I hate not having a purpose for my work.

I am a small business owner, but need stimuli for my creative side.

I am looking forward to learning all that I can.

Joined: October 13, 2019
Posts: 1
Submissions: 0
Location: Boston

Reply with quote
Posted on Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Welcome and well come. You're starting off better than some, in knowing what a haburgeon is (there are a couple variant spellings of the word).

Joined: March 27, 2002
Posts: 3496
Submissions: 1

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:00 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

And well come yourself, Marina!

Joined: October 19, 2019
Posts: 3
Submissions: 0
Location: St-Petersburg, Russia

Hi
Reply with quote
Posted on Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:47 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Hello everyone,

I am also a newbie in the chain mail weaving, got interested like a couple of weeks ago while scrolling Pinterest feed. Smile
Weaved several quite simple items with jump rings.
I found this nice place while searching for the tutorial on how to weave a "spine of centipede" bracelet for the girl I would like to impress. Uber

Other my hobby topics are eggshell carving, wood carving and glass engraving.

Post new topic Reply to topic
Jump to:  
Page 9 of 10. Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
All times are GMT. The time now is Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:17 pm
M.A.I.L. Forum Index -> Knitting Circle
Display posts from previous: