Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Deadlines, chainmail, and all other things

I wish there were enough hours in the day.  While I was working on the costumes for Queen Amarantha, I wanted to make a chainmail headdress out of aluminum.  Sadly, because I need to eat AND sleep like a mere mortal, I didn't have enough time to finish it.  However, now that I've properly recovered from Bead&Button (and the unfortunate food poisoning I suffered from there, ugh), I was able to finish it.

Hopefully it'll make an appearance at Bristol Ren Faire.  Or, maybe I'll wear it while I practice belly dance moves to feel a little fancier.

Aluminum jewelry
Handmade chainmail jewelry

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Stars of Empire Kickstarter

The fine folks at Hive, Queen, & Country launched a Kickstarter for the second edition of their RPG Stars of Empire.  They were kind enough to use some of my work in The World Beneath the Clouds, with my friend K serving as one of the Venusian Sky Wolves and with me in my chainmail shrug serving as an example of Venusian fashion.

Pretty neat, right?  Aside from creating a brilliant, fleshed-out world, they are also really wonderful and supportive collaborators.

So stop by their Kickstarter and pledge some money to get their second edition off the ground. 

Vanessa Walilko
Dynamic Chainmail Jewelry
Handmade Jewelry