I really can’t help it…I’ve had some interesting things come off the pliers lately, and I’m gonna share…
When I completed the dragon tutorial, a couple of people in my chainiac group on the evil Book of Faces asked if there’d be a kit coming for this one. A kit, for those not in the know, is when a jump-ring supplier offers a packet of rings in counts and sizes that were specifically put together for the tutorial at hand.
Sooooo – I reached out to a couple of suppliers I know offer kits for tutorials they don’t own. Sadly, the answer was no. The dragon is simply too complex a build, requiring 7 different ring sizes, as well as scales, beads, and wire.
Damn. But the answer got my blood flowing for having a tutorial written that someone WOULD kit out. It’s great for the chainmaille community as a whole, as it allows cross-support between the vendors and the designers, and gives new enthusiasts the chance to build some really cool things with rings they KNOW will work.
Half my design work ends up in the ‘well, THAT didn’t work’ bucket, awaiting deconstruction. Or a new idea…
So I banged out a new pretty – simple (for me) design, and sat down to write out the how-to.
I’m calling this one the Mobyzan Heart, as it’s a mix of byzantine chain segments interrupted with mobius balls. Cute, in’nt it?
I have a favorable response this time – Metal Designz will be kitting out my work this time 😀