I’m excited to announce that beginning with the April/May 2010 issue, I’ll be a contributing editor forStep by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. This means that I’ll be looking at the chainmaille articles to verify ring counts, clarify steps and reduce confusion about ring sizes. This gig is heavenly for me. Not only am I extremely meticulous about chainmaille in general, but I have a journalism degree from Northwestern University, so I’m able to merge two of my passions.
It is important to me, and to the staff of Step by Step Wire Jewelry, that the magazine is always giving you, the readers, what you want and need. So I’m asking you—how do you think the chainmaille articles could be improved? What has been confusing about previous articles? What chainmaille projects have you enjoyed? Anything else you want us to know? You can leave a comment below or email me at [email protected]. The staff of Step by Step Wire Jewelry truly values your opinions, and together we will work to make the projects better than ever before.
The latest issue of the Mailler’s Newsletter is now online, found in the Classes section. It includes photos of weaves made with our new glass rings, spring color ideas, upcoming classes, and a sneak peak at our new anodized aluminum jump rings. Happy reading!
I’m honored to have been named the featured member of the online community Mailler’s Worldwide. I’m in good company; there’s some very cool maillers who have been featured. Check out the forum, and you’re sure to be inspired.
We all had very nice holidays and were grateful for the break, but now we’ve got our sleeves rolled up and are busy catching up on orders. We’ve also updated the classes section with new classes for January and February, and have created a special listing for our classes at the Bead&Button show in June.
We received an advance copy of Wirework 2010 magazine, and I’m delighted that my Crystal Ring Byzantine project is on the cover! Very exciting! Hope you enjoy the project, and the many other patterns in the magazine.
We’ve added some photos of the DIY Trunk Show and the One of a Kind Show to the shows archive and also to the Blue Buddha Page on Facebook. Congratulations to the winner of the annual “Guess How Many Rings?” contest at the DIY show!
We are busier than ever with orders and have even roped in a part-time seasonal worker to help us get through the holidays. So if we’re quieter than normal on Twitter and Facebook, it’s only ’cause we’re busy bagging and packing orders.