Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hand Painted Animal Patterns

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Animal Instincts Drink Glasses

Animal Instincts Pattern
Animal Instincts
Animal Instincts cheetah giraffe
Animal Intincts tiger zebra

Take a walk on the wild side! These 4 fluted glasses
would work equally well for beer, wine, water, or champagne. Each has been hand
painted with a different animal print in vivid color. The patterns include a
giraffe, zebra, cheetah/leppard, and a tiger stripe. Each glass stands a proud 9
inches tall and has a 3 1/2 inch opening.

The paint is heat cured enamel that is safe in the top rack of your

Custom orders are always welcomed! Just chose a glass (I have a few more of
this style) and your pattern and watch your vision come alive.

Want to add to the drama? How about an entire table service in the same
pattern? Salt and pepper shakers, cream and sugar set, gravy boat, cruet set,
butter dish, and coffee mugs. All featuring any pattern you choose.

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Turkish Roundmaille

Silver or copper both metals make a stunning bracelet
  • Sterling Silver Turkish Roundmailleturkish-roundmaille-ss-on-hand-close-up

    This bracelet is made of Solid Sterling silver and is made in a Turkish Roundmaille Chainmaille Pattern.The bracelet measures 8 inches long and is a quarter inch wide. Turkish Roundmaille is one of my favorite patterns as it has a stunning intricacy about it. This bracelet is held closed by a sterling silver [...]

    Order Sterling Silver Turkish Roundmaille Purchase Price @ $60.00
  • Copper Turkish Roundmaille Bracelet

    By Andrew • Jan 25th, 2009 • Category: Copper Bracelets

    turkish-roundmaille-copper-on-bottle    This bracelet is made of solid copper in a Turkish Roundmaille Chainmaille Pattern.

     The bracelet measures 8 inches long and is a quarter inch wide. Turkish Roundmaille is one of my favorite patterns as it has a stunning intricacy about it. This bracelet is held closed by a solid copper lobster clasp.

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    Order Copper Turkish Roundmaille Bracelet Purchase Price @ $45.00

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    Wednesday, January 14, 2009

    Celtic Star Bracelet

    Triple Celtic stars on the beautiful sterling silver bracelet. Available with a single star also

    Sterling Silver Triple Celtic Bracelet



    This sterling silver Triple Celtic bracelet made of hand cut rings and combined to create a masterpiece. Measuring 8″ from clasp to clasp, this piece features 3 Celtic Stars measuring 1" each and held together with a chain version of the stars. The bracelet is held secure with a sterling silver lobster clasp.

    Order Steling Silver Triple Celtic Bracelet Purchase Price @ $75.00

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    Thursday, January 8, 2009

    Sterling Silver Roundmaille Elegance

    This is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry.
    I love the roundmaille pattern and wear one just like it 24/7
  • Sterling Silver Roundmaille Braceletroundmaille-ss-on-stand-end

    Roundmaille is one of my favorites to make and wear.
    This chainmaille bracelet began its life as a coil of silver wire. It was then hand coiled and cut into a pile of shimmering rings. These little rings were then woven, one by one, into a classic roundmaille patterned bracelet. It is heavy enough [...]

    Order Sterling Silver Roundmaille Bracelet Purchase Price @ $90.00
  • Tuesday, January 6, 2009

    Interview with Chainmaille By MBOI

    Click the link below to check out the rest of the article. I so happy our little home craft buisness has gotten some publicity.
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    Interview Jan. 2009 - ~andrewk1969

    First of all before we start answering questions it is important to know that
    Makin the Best of It and Chainmaille by MBOI are one company with Makin The Best
    of it being the parent company of the two.

    We are comprised of a husband
    and wife team, with my wife Kimberly, being the originator and president of our
    little craft business.
    What do you like best to create?

    Chainmaille jewelry is my
    preferred outlet for my creativity. My wife though has much more varied
    interests such as ornamental wire wrap and painting. I could not even begin to
    list all the different crafts that she is involved in.
    As for me, chainmaille
    has given me and my wife, who is a fellow femailler, a way to express ourselves
    and have a highly marketable and unique product that people enjoy.
    What is your preferred medium? Why?

    My preferred medium is
    sterling silver. Sterling is relatively soft and malleable, which is easier on
    the hands. It also shines up so pretty and holds its value