So this is my website and I write about my stuff, primarily. And so it shall continue to be! But I also wanted to give a shout out to my sister in crime, who also makes chainmaille! Where I make Viking Metal, she makes the colourful stuff, the beaded stuff and so on.

For comparison:

Viking Metal!
Luna’s Links

Yup, she’s called Luna’s Links (professionally anyway), named after the most awesome Moon Faery in the world.

She continues to inspire, encourage and prop me up when I’m having bad days. My Trista is easily my best friend, my sister, the one person I can always rely on. *sappy* And she makes chainmaille, did I mention that part??!

Go, give her shop a look. And then when you’re done looking at her amazing stuff, look at my amazing stuff too. 😉 You can find me, as always, under Destai Designs.

Busy, busy bee

Phew, that was a busy few weeks! Not only did I do the Steampunk festival in Eastbourne…


…and Mammothfest ( \m/ ) in Brighton…


…but I’ve also had custom work on top of normal orders, on top of everyday life!

Did you see me at either of the festivals? If you post it on social media, make sure you tag me so I can share. 🙂

And now the holidays are approaching! I know, I know, Halloween hasn’t even been and gone yet. But for a small handmade business, we have to start thinking about Christmas in September. June, if you’re really organised.

I have posted the last order dates both on the homepage and in my Etsy announcement, to give you plenty of time to plan.

I haven’t made much holiday themed stuff this year, I have to admit, although the Poinsettia in chainmaille pendant form is always a big hit.

Maybe, if I have time, I’ll make a scale version as well, hmm…!

As always, you can follow me on all social media (links at the bottom) and watch my Etsy shop for updates. I’ve just put up a bunch of new stuff. 🙂