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21  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Katrina BRAF fundraiser from International Guild of Jewelry Designers on: September 06, 2005 12:35:49 AM
Posting this everywhere I can!

We of the International Guild of Jewelry Designers are holding a fundraiser auction of handmade pieces we've donated to the BRAF cause. You need to see all the positively BEAUTIFUL work that's been graciously given. Lampwork, viking knit, blown glass, and of course, chain maille from yours truly! Cheesy

Check 'em out!
Here's the official post:
Hi all,

For those of you that are waiting for an announcement
to go ahead and place bids, THIS IS IT... you can go
to the site: 


Please visit and bid as often as you'd like.  We are
always adding more pieces to the site hourly believe
me, I know, I've been doing it for the last 3 days,
and it's a labor of love. 

I want to thank all of you who've donated, visited and
bid on items for auction.  Please tell your friends
and family, what a wonderful way to help those in need
and also get something in return, a beautiful one of a
kind hand made design. 

How often are you approached when wearing one of your
designs, knowing that if someone wants it, you can
actually sell it off your body and they'll know it's
not a knock off or made in a sweat shop.  I think that
is about the most wonderful thing we can do for our
So, for those that were waiting for an official
invitation to bid, this is it!!  Bid early and bid often!

Thank you so much for your time!!
Tadd (AKA Hawkwolf)
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Chain maille rosary....need opinions! on: August 30, 2005 11:40:12 PM
Hi everyone!

I have a show coming up at Franciscan University in Steubenville in October...I was thinking about donating this to them for being kind enough to invite me to their Faire.

I'm not Catholic, though, and I don't know if this would offend someone of that faith? I worked from a photo of a classic beaded rosary, but it's still different, although I hope in a good way!

I really want to do this right, and support their faith. I hope I'm not dissapointing anyone.....anything that needs fixed? Would you be happy recieving this (assuming you are Catholic, of course)?

Thanks for your time!
Tadd (AKA Hawkwolf)
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My chain maille Celina circlet turned necklace! Purty pearls! on: August 25, 2005 02:29:58 AM
Hi guys!

Made this recently.....


this is before I added the drape chains,

This is after.

When I get to it, I'm going to add a small section of stretch material to the back, so it will be a circlet (headband). Those pics will come soon, I hope! Smiley

What do you think?
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Chain Maille gold filled malachite necklace on: August 01, 2005 01:53:17 AM
Hi ever'body!

Just finished this:

It's 14K gold filled rings, with a wrapped malachite cabochon and 6mm malachite beads. Ain't gold and green great?  Grin
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Taco Bell Bowl Necklace Display TUTORIAL!! on: July 23, 2005 11:51:47 PM
Heh. Now that I have your attention......  Wink

Here's an idea I came up with for a cheap, good looking display for my necklaces and chokers. You need:

1. A bowl (mine was from the steak border bowl from taco bell. hmmmm...feeling hungry.....),
2. Some spare cardboard, or wood or whatever you like to use. Doesn't matter what it looks like, as you can see, 'cause it gets covered up. Depends how long you want it to last, I suppose.

3. Some fabric that matches your fancy.

So, construction:

1. For a base, cut out two equal longish triangles and a rectangle that matches the height of the triangles short side. You'll notice throughout this tutorial that I am NOT a measuring freak.  Tongue

2. For the main display, cut out a largish rectangle that fits the bowl and some extra length in the front. You can see that I drew a circle around the bowl on my board before I cut it out. I would make at least 1/3 extra length in the front, but you can adjust for your tastes.

3. Glue the bowl to the board. I used 5 minute epoxy, that stuff is awesome!

4. Cut out your fabric. I used about 4 times the long measurement of the board and gave about an inch on each side. Mebbe 2 1/2 feet by 8 inches? Told ya I don't measure.

5. I did this the quick and dirty way, so you guys will probably be able to come up with a MUCH better method for this. I just wrapped the fabric around the board and bowl where the end of the fabric ended up on the bottom, where it wouldn't show so much, and so that the weight of the display would keep the fabric from coming loose.

6. Then tape or glue your earlier two support triangles to the support rectangle, making a slanted base. Set the display on top and Voila! Your very own cheap display that looks great!!

Here it is displaying a necklace:


So, did I miss any steps? This is my first tute, so let me know what you think!!

Have fun!
Tadd (AKA Hawkwolf)
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fine silver Chain maille angle necklace! on: July 03, 2005 11:39:59 PM

I finished my masterpiece! Here it is:

Fine silver, 5/32" for the big rings, matching earrings, and a beautiful fiery pietersite pendant to top it off. Definitely my best work to date!

Here's a super bright pic to show the fire of this beautiful stone!

Thanks for looking!!
Tadd (AKA Hawkwolf)
27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New chain maille items! Necklaces, bracelet, handflowers... on: June 11, 2005 01:45:32 AM

Got some stuff to show you crafty peeps!

*deep breath* Here goes.....

A half persian 4n1 necklace, 1/4" stainless rings with a stainless iron cross my friend cut out on an EDM machine. Took the pic in a mirror, thought it looked like an OK representation?


Some work with itty bitty rings! 1/8" stainless full persian bracelet. It wasn't as much of a PITA as I thought it would be!


Another mirror pic, half persian 4n1 black stainless 3/8" rings, with a 1" brass craft ring in the center. I get lots of requests for this one! (you kinky people you!!)


A half persian 4n1 ring from 1/8" rings! Yikes, now closing this one on itself was the PITA!!  Cheesy


A handflower, or slave bracelet, made from regular old euro 4n1, and the rest of the bag of celestial crystal I had left. I think it worked out pretty well, considering.

So, whaddaya all think? Questions, comments, overripe fruit?
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Chain maille decorated barrettes on: May 03, 2005 01:55:37 AM

Made these a little while ago, I figured you guys would like to see them!

A gothy one:

Some other "plain" ones:

A Faerie one:

And finally, my favorite, The Celtic cross drape barrette, modelled by my daughter:

All are 3n1 half persian, glued onto barrette blanks I got at my local craft store.
So, whaddaya think?  Grin
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Chain maille pearl and hematite bib necklace! on: April 11, 2005 12:30:11 AM

Here's my latest necklace:

Made from stainless steel, in half persian 3n1. The rings are 1/8" 20 guage.

What do you think?  Cheesy
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Chainmaille bloodstone bracelet and necklace! on: April 02, 2005 02:23:26 PM

I just finished these a little while ago:



Actually, the necklace stone looks quite a bit like the bracelet stone, but the lighting wasn't right, I guess.

These are both stainless steel, and the stones are 13x18 mm.

So, whaddaya think?  Grin
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