Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Celtic Visions

While working at Blue Buddha Boutique, I received an email from a customer who wanted to know if it was possible to scale up the sizes for the Celtic Visions bracelet. Frankly, the idea was too cool for wait for the intern to do it, so I cranked out a bracelet tonight.

The large rings are T14, the small rings are L16. The best part: you can make it using all anodized rings. Happy day!

Vanessa Walilko

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Crazy chainmaille necklace

I wanted to make a necklace for my friend Nastassja, something interesting and strange, a mad amalgam of different weaves and colors. I kinda like it a lot.

Vanessa Walilko

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bead and Button 2009

I was at Bead&Button for the third year in a row with some of the crew from Blue Buddha Boutique. I never cease to be amazed at how friendly so many people are. Granted, I was wearing my chainmaille jacket, so I did get a bit of attention (Jean Campbell even included me in her blog post, which was incredibly nice), however, I can say with confidence that the Bead&Button crowd is the nicest group of people you'll meet.

And, of course, no drive back to Chicago would be complete without a stop at the Mars Cheese Castle. The smoked mozzarella is divine.