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Artist Interview: Chainmaille Jewelry by Xquisitely Lady M

By April 17, 2012

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I've strolled through a renaissance festival (okay, I worked at one. I'm that level of nerd.) and marveled at the handmade items made in the same tradition as European artisans of olde. While I could whip up a mean peasant skirt, there are some crafts that I have never been able to wrap my head around.

Chainmaille, for example, is like a craft from space. I've always sworn that robots are behind the whole thing. Turning loops of metal into something truly graceful is something I don't think I could train my hands to do. They'd look at me and go, 'We put all that work into learning the sewing machine... and now this? C'mon, lady'. Then they'd explode. I should stop drawing faces on my hands.

What motivates someone to start linking metal together? How do you turn that into beauty? Marguerite Hummel tells us all about how she started working with this unique medium, and what inspires her metal creations. See more chainmaille jewelry and read the interview...


April 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm
(1) Rhonda says:

I adore Marge and her wonderful creations! Congratulations Marge on the feature! Very nice!

April 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm
(2) Marguerite says:

Thank you SO much for allowing me to do this, Rain! Thank you Rhonda, too, for the lovely compliment. :o ) Rain, once I get a couple tutorials done on video I’ll send them to you…give it try, I’m sure you’ll fabulously well!

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm
(3) Claranne says:

Marge is always in the Zibbet community forum, cheering on everyone else. Her work is great. Check it out.

April 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm
(4) Jean Roth says:

Marguerite’s work is spectacular — thank you for featuring her!

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