Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Winter torpor

I don't know what it is about winter, I just can't get motivated. Yes, this is a slightly ridiculous thing to say since I've been plugging away at my chainmail flapper dress, I've finished a chainmail coif and I'm working on costumes for an upcoming show. Nevertheless, I still have a ton of business things I need to do--updating my website, working on wholesale catalogs, taking photos for tutorials--that I haven't been able to bring myself to do.

Distraction at its coolest...

What's an entrepreneur to do? One thing I've learned is that I have to forgive myself if I'm not constantly working on my business. All work and no play make Jack Nicholson's character in the Shining a crazy person. Sometimes I wake up wanting to make a pillow shaped like lips. And that's okay. As long as the tutorials are written, the catalogs and updated, and the website is overhauled at some point in the near future, it's all okay. Some days you just have to sit around and sew.

Vanessa Walilko
Bold chainmail jewelry
Handcrafted chain maille jewelry


  1. Magnifico trabajo.....hermoso .....

  2. Ηi!!!! Congratulations!!!! You deserve all these!!!!! You make wonderful chain mail jewelry!!!!!! Now you are making costumes?!!! This is a difficult thing to do!!!!! You have a lot of patience and golden hands!!!! ;oD Wishing you lots of success!!!!! :o)

  3. I find myself unmotivated in winter, too. Something about the cold weather makes me want to hibernate... on the couch... with a pile of chocolate chip cookies and some beads.

    I'm loving the flapper dress, and the pillow is awesome -- I had a satin one kind of like that when I was a kid. And wow, you have this way of making even traditional chainmaille pieces like the coif look fashionable and cool. :)