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Hiatus

We’re away on a working holiday watching a hotel in Awakino for the next two weeks.
All orders will be posted when we get back!

We Have MonkeyShirts!

We have Chainmaille Monkey Shirts! The design for these was done by my friend Mark Rous, based on a running joke between myself and some of the first people I ever introduced to chainmaille. The Infinite Monkey Theorem suggests that infinite monkeys in a room for an...

Zili Ball

AKA Japanese Spheroid Polyhedra This is one version of a structure known as a Zili ball. They are named after the business of the man who designs them, Heinrich Zinndorf-Linker. His website has a range of free maille tutorials on it, including designs for some of his...

Chainmaille Workshops and Parties

Wednesday 7th November - Tauranga Chainmaille Workshop  7:30pm My Pop Culture Cameron Road Tauranga Introductory Workshop covering the E6-1 Cuff Kit. $55 Covers the full kit which you get to take home, the use of my pliers for the hour and my time. Limited places are...

Upcoming Steampunk Events

Hey guys! Thought I'd add a post to let you know what we have coming up this year. We are currently gearing up for the Steampunk Festival in Oamaru in June, which is going to be HUGE. It's the first time being accepted as part of the market so we're super excited. As...

Contact Me

Hey guys. I've just found out that my 'Contact Me' page is not currently working. My apologies if you've tried to email me and I haven't replied, You can send messages just fine but they don't make it to my email account! It is doubly frustrating because I don't know...

Excitement over photographs that I just had to share….

I was just contacted by a friend who is a photographer in Australia. I've been trying to get photos of a custom shirt I made for someone for a long time now, it was sent for before Christmas last year, so the fact that its finally gotten to him and he has photographs...

2016 so far

Hi all! This year has been all kinds of an adventure... there have been some big setbacks, but I'm coming out of it with a thousand new ideas and (drum roll please) a functioning ring cutter! This is a big deal, partly because I've been trying to get it working for...

Computers are not my friend

Hey everyone! I have been frustrated since the International Tattoo festival in Tauranga. I have been unable to send emails, or get on this site since then. The site has been massively glitchy and uploading the new product shots hasn't been an option, especially...

NZ International Tattoo Expo

This past weekend, I had a stall at the NZ International Tattoo Expo in Tauranga. This is the first year it's been held in Tauranga instead of in Hamilton, so there were a lot of unknown variables. As the reaction to my chainmail tops had had been great at previous...

Taupo Fair 2015

So one of the reasons things have been so quiet is I’ve been frantically working towards a huge undertaking. I had my very first stall at the Taupo Medieval Fair in March! I spent most of the month before frantically weaving, taking pieces apart to make other pieces,...

My latest shiny things…..

Hey all… thought I’d give you a look at some of the stuff I’ve been working on! I’m honestly feeling pretty swamped at the moment, as my ‘To do’ list is sort of… massive. Unsurprising, as it’s everything I was working on – or supposed to be working on – 3 months ago,...

Hand Update

I know this is probably more interesting to me than it is to you, so I'll keep this brief. My hand has been out of the cast for three weeks and it looks.... bloody awful actually. It’s no longer a scaly lizard hand (which I’m liking) but it’s still shiny and swollen...

New Plymouth Tattoo & Art Festival

I'm so glad I made it to this! It was, all up, an utterly mad weekend. I wasn't sure I'd manage it for a while there... and talking about making chainmaille before I knew when I'd be able to make chainmaille again seemed like it could get complicated. I knew trying to...

NZ Tattoo & Art Festival, here we come!

For those of you in the area, of who can GET to the area, there is a tattoo convention happening in New Plymouth over the 29th and 30th November. I was planning a full stall, but instead I'm turning up with gorgeous women in chainmaille tops and handing out business...

Armageddon Madness 2014

Armageddon this year was un-freaking-believeable. Admittedly its already one of my favourite weekends of the year, where I can let my nerd flag fly and meet people who are similarly obsessed and passionate… However, it did come less than a week after I impaled myself...

Oops

I just had the best weekend ever, built on the worst timing ever. Somehow in a way I could not recreate if I tried - and believe me, I've tried - I managed to sever two tendons in my hand, while brushing my hair. I'll just let that sit for a while. It's not often I...