This is James (plus one Loki):
James is a Maker. James made the bookshelves in the office (a matched pair that fit perfectly behind the double doors):
James made Loki’s kitty-dream climbing toys:
James made his own pullup bar and speedbag platform, which are in the garage and hard to photograph because the garage lighting sucks. And James is currently making a hand and a half bastard sword from an old, rusty leaf spring (a car part, for those who wonder) scrounged from the junk pile:
Is it any wonder I love James?
The sudden influx of beads inspired James and I into our first joint project. I had my eye on a pendant at Michaels for a while- a large copper jaguar, which I imagined mixed with Unakite. I’ve been thinking in color combinations a lot lately, and thought unakite and copper would go together fabulously. The problem was that I didn’t just want to make a string of beads, but couldn’t come up with something else to go with the elements I had already decided on. Jasper? Too dark. How about more copper? Copper beads didn’t look all that appealing, so I brainstormed to no avail, until James came along and offered his assistance. Utilizing my beading and James’s mad chainmail weaving skills, over a day of playing video games and tossing this thing back and forth hot potato style as it grew, we produced this necklace:
I love it.
My part involved the idea, and the beading/wire wrapping. Not much really, in the proverbial grand scheme. Mostly my job involved really wanting to put unakite and copper together in a piece for a few months, than stringing a few beads on the right gauge wire and wrapping them to give James something to work off of.
A few words from James, on his part (the majority part, really):
“This chain is called Jen’s Pind Linkage 3, but I prefer ‘locked spiral’. It is essentially a spiral weave with the right sized rings to lock the spiral into three planes. It’s my favorite chain because it’s so symmetrical.”
There you have it.