The Lengths We Go To For Our Crafts

Have you ever met a crafter, artisan or artist who’s perfectly sane? I mean, sure, on the crafting side of the spectrum there might be a nice, well crafted(!) veneer of normal-ness, which slips the further into creativity you go. But I think there’s a...

The Meaning of Destai

I get one question more than almost any other. As often as as “How do you do that?” and more than “What metal do you use?”. It’s a pretty simple one: “What does ‘Destai’ mean?” D is for Destai, metal weaver...

What does it mean to have a burnout?

I’ve been in a bit of a funk, mentally, for the last few months. I’ve had problems creating things, making things, doing things at all. It took me about two months before I realised that this isn’t just normal mental funk but a genuine burnout. I’ve burnt out once...

Happy Holidays!

So I’m one of those people who moved far away from home and all that stuff. This means that Christmas time, for me, is when I usually get to see my family. I’m leaving for Norway next week, and will probably take a whole day again (it took 14 hours from...

Coffee Break and Recap

Ah, Coffee! The cause of and solution to all the world’s problems. Wait, that’s something else… Never mind! Anyway. Remember that 30 Day Challenge I was on about some weeks ago? Well, I failed! I think my longest streak was maybe 10 days, if that,...

Guest post by Amanda Actually

Hello, everyone! My name is Amanda and I’m a cosplayer, fangirl and writer from the United States. Victoria was kind enough to invite me over to her blog for a little discussion on cosplay, chainmaille and attention to detail. I’ve been cosplaying for many years now...

30 Day Challenge

So I signed up for a 30 Day Challenge. I know, right? Me? Consistent for 30 days? Excuse me while I go get another cup of Coffee… Ok, I’m back. So this particular 30 Day Challenge is sponsored by Coaching for Geeks and it’s all about levelling up...

Sisters!

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....

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...