As may remember, I am a member of the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen (truth be told, I’m the Vice President of the chapter.) Every month we have meetings where we go over Chapter business, talk about upcoming events, and there is always a program of some sort. We’ve had show & tell, presentations by local arts venues and groups, and last night we had a fun make and take.
Ann Boncal and Connie Hollenbaugh gave a presentation on chain maille (Ann did most of the talking and Connie put the kits together for us.) Then after finding out a bit about the history of it, we got to try our hand at making a bracelet. It was an easy chain, but it created a cool spiral and it was fun to work on something short and sweet.
I got to go around the room and check out how everybody was doing and even though the majority of members there hadn’t done this before (and don’t even work in metal) everyone made great progress and had fun.