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

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!


  1. I soooooooooo want to win this ... I love this woman's jewelry!!!!

  2. what a fabulous giveaway prize!!!!
    thank you very much!!!

    FB: Cyn209

  3. What a beauty Karen..love the 2 tone look...

  4. What a wonderful prize for being thankful ♥
    You know how to find me girlie ;)

  5. oh, a lady will be VERY thankful to get this gorgeous ring as a gift!
    I love it so much, gorgeous work!

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

  6. I'm not sure if I can enter in both ways, just in case I say again how much I ADORE THESE!!

    FB: Despina Vnt

  7. Karen, You are a fabulous designer,artist, and creator of original jewerly. a perfectionist in your creations that shows your beauty in every piece. I am so truly Thankful to be your friend. Sheri-corey chesnut.

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

  9. Totally gorgeous. Would be very happy to wear these rings. Thanks for the opportunity. Love,Judy

  10. Karen, I have always been in awe of your talent! This ring is just beautiful! :) Happy Thanksgiving to you, Seb, Piper, & James <3

  11. Wow,m great ring!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Joey, missjoeycraft@gmail.com