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 :)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing In 2013!

As we wait to welcome the New Year, I wanted to do something fun to entertain all of us who decided to stay in rather than go out. I chose this new ring design for my give away and seriously? What better way to welcome 2013 than with amethysts and sterling! 

Beyond being pretty, this ring is a treat because it is a fidget ring. That means that all of the beads spin and turn easily on the wire base and makes it an excellent piece for those of us whose hands are never happy if they are idle! 

All you need to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this blog post - how easy is that? Please leave your Facebook name or email address so that I can contact the winner easily. I am wishing you all the very best for 2013 and good luck!


  1. Oh Karen,how happy it would make me to get this color.

  2. I know someone who would love to own this ring...ME!
    Wendy Melnyk

  3. would LOVE to win this ring!!!
    thanx for the giveaway!!!


  4. I love purple and it would go great on my hand...lol
    Sharon Wagoner

  5. I love purple.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com