Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Featured Vendor - Athena's Armoury

Next up on the list of talented vendors you’ll find at the Handmade Holiday Bazaar is Athena’s Armoury. I met Janine of Athena’s Armoury at an event we both did about a year ago and have been drooling over her chain maille pieces since (no silly, not literally!). One of the things I like most about chain maille is that there’s so much skill involved in creating a piece. Janine coils, cuts, and weaves each of her pieces by hand... and does an amazing job at it! Another reason chain maille pieces have made it into my jewelry box is that they’re really intricate in design, but still have a clean simple styling. I’ll definitely be picking up some finger armour of my own at the bazaar! Oh, and for all of you gamers who read this blog (okay so maybe you guys at least know a gamer :)) how can you even call yourself a level 50 Wizard… errr whatever… without an Athena’s Armoury dice bag?!

Not only does Athena’s Armoury have a spot in the bazaar, Janine is also going to be demonstrating how to coil and cut aluminum to make the rings used to create chain maille. She’ll be demonstrating basic weaving techniques too. Keep an eye on the blog for more info on the demos and make-n-takes scheduled throughout the day!

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