Chronic Couture?

So. I had an idea.

It came, of course, after years of bitching and complaining (and moaning and groaning) about having to wear my MedicAlert bracelet. Oh, they’ve got wonderful styles…silver and gold and jewels, OH MY!!…as my wallet would drain faster than my energy on any given Sunday!! I have a really beautiful purple Swarovski one…that cost me $80!! AND, I’m so worried it’ll break, that I only wear it on special occasions (I realize that anything more than getting my ass off the couch constitutes a special occasion, thanks, but I meant dressy occasions! LOL)

Anyhooooo…I had an epiphany. For someone who has congnitive impairments this is a BIG stretch of brain power. I could have crushed the Energizer bunny with my spontaneous skill. Just sayin’.

My fiance works with chainmail. If you are unclear as to what chainmail is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_(armour)

I’m a little peeved that the entire article “needs additional citations for verification”…but you’ll know what it is when you see it.

Back on track here…he makes it. All kinds of things…yes, he’s made armour. And earrings and necklaces and bracelets, OH MY!!

I’m sorry, pardon? Bracelets? REALLY!! (see where I’m going with this?)

Yes, he made me a chainmail bracelet that attaches at BOTH ends of my alert tag with a lobster claw BECAUSE?!?!?!?!

[enter drumroll, stage left]

Because you gotta be able to change your bracelet to match your outfit, no?

*grin*

Yes, a girl’s gotta have some fashion! And given that I’m only a closet girlie-girl…I don’t need froufy, I need kickass.

These kick some serious ass.

But wait! There’s more! Oh ya, baby…

Momma got herself some of his maille rings and with gimpy spazzy hands made not only myself, but my daughter a bracelet as well. Oh yes!

These are for MEN, WOMEN & KIDS!!

Are you kidding me?? Do you realize the potential here? And he can do several different kinds of “weaves” with the rings, too! I’m also pushing him to do some more, um…”girly”…styles with stones and/or crystals. *bats eyelashes all purdy-like*

So. One big bitch-moan-groan session led to us to decide to make them and sell them to others who may not be so satisfied with the plain jane style of bracelet, maybe want to add a bit’o’colour (hey, I’m a Canuck, my spelling is fine *snicker*) or even be able to just have a bracelet you can take off a wee bit easier!!

So many ideas, it’s so very hard to take them one at a time. I will concede to making lists (because we all know that lists conform to my Obsessive Compulsive Order *grin*) of steps to take to make this idea bigger and better one thought at a time!

OH!! pfffffffffbbbbbbbbbbtttttttttttt!!!!!

As IF I forgot the most important part *BRAINFOG*

A portion of each sale will benefit lupus and fibromyalgia research

:o)

Check it out.

http://longship.jimdo.com

If you have ideas, let us know. We’d love to make the world a little more colourful for you, one maille ring at a time…..

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