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Newsletter?

Hi, all! I have a question for you. I'm always hearing that a newsletter is very important, but, up to this point, I've never set one up. So, my first question for you is this: would you be interested in signing up for a newsletter? If so, my second question is this: how often do you like to receive newsletters? The last thing I want to do is flood anyone's inbox with more newsletters than you want.

Patreon - What to expect for October.

                                                  

 

Patreon Redesigned

Hi, all! Just wanted to let everyone know that it's now easier than ever to support my art on Patreon! After long consideration, I decided to ditch the old tier format I had and just combine all my creative pursuits together. That means, you no longer have the issue of liking the rewards and content of one tier, but only being able to afford the tiers below it. Now, you can just pick the support tier that works best for you (or create a custome pledge!) and enjoy the same content as all the other patrons.

Discontinued Collections

Hi, all! After much thought and consideration, I've discontinued the upcycled and wire-work collections from my store. While I love both, I felt that they didn't really mesh well with the direction I am taking my work in and overall aesthetic I wish for my work. I will still be incorporating a few upcycled pieces, such as my Victoriana collection or the occasional Steampunk design, and some wire-work in with the rest of my work, but only where it fits. Instead, I will be expanding more into metalsmithing and, particularly, hybrid pieces of chainmaille and smithing.

Tutorial Tier on Patreon?

So, I've been approached many times at shows and online about whether or not I teach classes, sell tutorials, or have a book out for some of my weaves and designs. Now, I've written a few tutorials in the past on Maille Artisans, but I've not written any for years and have mixed thoughts on it. Making jewellery is my business, it's how I'm trying to make my living, so teaching others how to recreate my original work at times seems counterproductive to me.

New Designs Coming Soon!

I've been busy getting ready for the Tawas Waterfront Fine Arts Festival next weekend and just wanted to give you all a sneak peek of some of the newest pieces! I've not listed them yet, but will be doing so after next week's show. Here, however, are two of my favorite new pieces.

A beautiful copper statement necklace using four different chainmaille weaves (4 Winds Spiked, Crotalus, Inverted Aura, and Half Persian 3in1) featuring green annodized titanium scales and Unakite.

 

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