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socks and cat

back from con

Norwescon was fun! I am working on pictures to post and remembering stories to tell. Thank you to jonwa for driving and finding us a secret parking spot and helping me with my bags!

I tried the chainmail workshop and after attempting to make some chainmail, I have a whole new respect for chanmail makers! I will stop complaining about the price and gladly pay $100 for a chainmail top or $50 for a chainmail belt. The makers deserve it just for saving my sanity (I was going nuts trying to get it right). Although I now own more chainmail than any one girls could possible wear, so I probably shouldn't buy any ever again. At this point I own a chainmail bikini top, this chainmail top, and this chainmail top and skirt set. And the skirt is really difficult to wear. If you try to dance or even walk around it in, you will tire really quickly from moving around with all that extra weight on you.

I'm too tired from con to remember much. I just recall the basics; good dances, good parties, good friends, good shopping, good costumes and feeling like a celebrity with people taking my picture night and day. I have already purchased my Norwescon membership for next year.


The chainmaille you are buying for $50 - $100 is most likely made by a machine, not a person (such as by this company: http://www.azonmesh.com/ ). Hand made chainmaille is far more expensive and usually involves more detailed patterns than what a machine can currently produce.
Half my chainmail came from sblades.com, and they claim it is hand made. I would love to get one of those machines through!