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 :)

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!


  1. Very pretty Karen :) I've never gotten on Pinterest, so I get the be the 1st one here looks like lol

  2. Hmm, don't have anything of yours in gunmetal:)

  3. They would contrast wonderfully, I love them!!

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

  4. Entering for Tearsa Keith, whose phone is giving her fits and won't let her enter.

  5. I hope this is the right way to do it. I just love the artsy nature of this set. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. i love them i hope to win them