Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Karen Snyder and I've been a crafter for about as long as I can remember. I am a stay-at-home-Mama of two beautiful children with a husband who makes my dreams possible.

This blog is about all sorts of crafting. I am a paper-crafter from early days, a jewelry-maker with an unending obsession for chain maille. I make chain maille purses, many of which will be chronicled in this blog as their future owners await their completion. I love metalsmithing. I am an indifferent beader and don't get me anywhere near seed beads... they scatter, screaming to get away from me. I love to try new things, have a short attention span so if its a long-term project... I'm probably not doing it LOL.

If you have questions, ask. If you have tips, share. Same with suggestions - share! I want this to be a great forum for people to brainstorm and problem-solve with a good attitude. Crabby Apples need not respond, this is a feel-good kind of blog :)

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Grandmother's Ring Giveaway

In celebration of the Holiday Season, I wanted to keep with my yearly tradition of giving away a Grandmother's Ring. This is a special nod to my own Mama, who is the very best Grandmother (Grammy to our kiddos) in the world and who inspired the original of this ring. 

There is no limit (as far as I know!) to the number of stones this ring can include. The size of the crystals can be adjusted based on the number of overall stones. Are you a grandmother? Do you have a fabulous grandmother? Do your kids have one? Well here's a chance to win something special for her!

The ring will be made of sterling silver and genuine Swarovski crystals. Winner shall choose size and provide a list of the birth months to be included. Shipping is included in the prize and delivery is guaranteed in time for Christmas (as long as the shipping address is within the US.)

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me about the fabulous grandmother in your world! Best of luck everyone :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Celebrating Thankful II

For our second give-away, I am featuring this beautiful gun-metal chain that includes twisted wire, flat wire and round wire links. The winner can choose earrings, as pictured (and the winner may also choose to adjust the length to their preference) OR they may choose a necklace made from this chain instead! All you need to do is comment here with your email address or Facebook identity so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck everyone!

I'm Celebrating Thankful!

Here is your chance to win a Byzantine micro-maille band ring! Simply post a comment here with your email address or Facebook identity so that I can contact you if you win. Winner will receive their choice of a band in silver fill, gold fill or rose gold fill in the size of their choice. You can also enter through Pinterest if you like. Thank you so much and good luck everyone!