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ScaryAnn is still kicking (not literally kicking, but you get my drift. LOL)

Aug 27, 2019 11:22 AM

Hey all,

I don't know where the time went! I've been so busy since my tablet died on me. As many of you know I started weaving chainmaille. Well, I started selling it at local Farmer's Markets too. Last summer we did three markets per week... By the end of September it was all I could do to walk. Thankfully I was able to recover October - May with only a handful of craft shows during that time. This year we cut it back to one market per week, until we were talked into going to two a week. August is almost over, now to just get through September with two per week, and then in October we scale back to one/ week.

But anyway, I got my AFO!!!! I've been trying to get some kind, any kind really, of bracing for my feet and ankles. Well I finally got a doctor to agree that I needed something for my right foot and ankle. So in January I got my fantastic AFO. I LOVE this thing. It is one of the first things on in the morning and the last thing off at night.

We did a craft show this spring, we sold enough to pay for the set-up fees and all that until we ran over my phone with the Jeep... Let's just say that the Jeep won, but the new phone was only $50. A new screen would have been $30, so we went with a new phone.

Weaving chainmaille has improved the pain in my hands so much that I don't even wear my ring splints anymore! It's a very fine line though between weaving enough to help and weaving too much and making my hands hurt again.

I've got some weaving to do now. :D I'll try not to let it go so long before I update again.

ScaryAnn

Aug 27, 2019 11:28 AM

It's good hearing from you ScaryAnn. Good luck with all you are doing.

Aug 27, 2019 11:33 AM

My awesome wonderful AFO

Aug 27, 2019 11:35 AM

Our set up at the market

Aug 28, 2019 12:09 PM

Glad you found time to update us ScaryAnn, because I've been thinking about you. That's great news on getting your AFO for your ankle & foot! My sister broke her ankle years ago and they had to remove the pins because of allergic to the titanium. Her ankle is constantly turning over and it makes her feel. I'm going to show her this picture and see if she can get her doc to order one.
Sorry to hear about the Jeep v/s phone, but at least it wasn't the Jeep that lost πŸ˜‰LOL You've been busy crafting. Post a picture of the weaving chainmaille you're doing. I've never heard of it. Best wishes on more sales!!
Hugs love & prayers for rest between the markets! πŸ™‚β€πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Aug 30, 2019 6:51 PM

All three are hand woven. One ring at a time

Sep 01, 2019 8:36 AM

ScaryAnne, those are awesomely creative! I never imagined chainmail could be so pretty. I wish you many successful sales!πŸ™‚β€πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Sep 01, 2019 12:08 PM

Boy, I had to fight with this post to get it from cutting me off! Lol the jewelry is absolutely gorgeous! 😍Is it metal mesh that your working with. So creative and unusual. That work is so tedious and timely. Very nice work ScaryAnn.πŸ˜‰

Sep 02, 2019 4:21 PM

If anyone does Facebook and wants to see more you can find me as Designs by ScaryAnn.

My other half actually makes the silver colored rings. He starts off with a spool of wire, coils it onto a mandrel then puts the coil through a special saw that cuts the coils into individual rings. Then we use two pair of pliers to weave each ring into jewelry and even clothing.

I have strengthened my hands to the point that I don't wear my ring splints anymore.

Sep 02, 2019 4:23 PM

Here's the beginning of a stainless steel project. I made a chainmaille pot scrubber for cast iron frying pans.

Sep 02, 2019 4:26 PM

My kitty wearing a chainmaille collar she insisted that she needed.

Sep 03, 2019 7:46 AM

The snake is rather cool & unique! Although I'm not a fan, my daughter's whole family loves them! They had 8 pets at one time but are now only keeping 3; the fascination wore off with the kids and my daughter...lol. Keep sharing your awesome talent! πŸ™‚β€πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Sep 06, 2019 3:17 PM

Autumn earrings I wove yesterday. 722 20g 3/32" rings and 4 hours.

Sep 09, 2019 9:36 AM

I like that! Those colors would be cool looking in a crescent Moon shape if you can get the design, or a pumpkin or cat. πŸ˜‰

Sep 12, 2019 3:24 PM

I just finished my sleep apnea follow up. I've gone from 88 episodes per hour to two! Huge improvement. :)

Sep 13, 2019 12:58 PM

Awesome news!πŸ˜β€πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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