|Chainmail Dice Bag by Tangled Metal on Etsy|
|Chainmail Hacky Sack by Tangled Metal on ArtFire|
|Chainmail Coif With Mantle by Tangled Metal on Etsy|
|Something Blue Chainmail Necklace by Tangled Metal on Etsy|
When I was on the Renaissance Fair circuit I would only have about six months with each new design before I started seeing them done by others. This gave me the opportunity to create new designs on a regular basis. I had to stay ahead of the game. And I did for many years.
I retired from the life of being on the road after the events of 9/11. Traveling just did not seem safe to many people and it was evident by the decline of patrons at the Renaissance Fairs. Though I sometimes miss being on the road I am happy to be in one location where I do not have to wear a costume or fake an accent. Being in one place has also made it much easier to create new items and designs.
|Steampunk Pendant "Time Lord" by Tangled Metal on Etsy|
My father is going to retire from being a school teacher next year. He is going to teach me silver smithing. So, I guess I better get to selling some jewelry and armor so that I can afford to buy some silver. I am looking forward to learning a new trade that will help me with my current one.