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"I love this idea and the pieces featured.  I'm envious of the person who will get your Dr. Strangelove piece.  Thanks for sharing information about this show."
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"This trip looks like it was marvelous.  Have you made anything with the loom pieces yet?  "
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Chainmaille Tunic for the King

Commissioned for Pippin by the American Repertory Theater.
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Evanston, IL
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I create elaborate pieces of beaded armor and chainmaille fashion. My desire is to create work that pushes the boundaries of what people expect from both media while also exploring the intersections of armor and fashion. I'm focused on the question of how we use objects of adornment to simultaneously communicate who we are to others while also protecting ourselves from the vulnerability of that communication.
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http://www.kalibutterfly.com

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Kickstarter Project - A Chainmaille Wedding Dress

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

Last week, before running off to Santa Fe to teach, I launched a Kickstarter project.  My goal is to raise funds for supplies for a chainmaille wedding dress.  I make chainmaille jewelry for a living and chainmaille clothing for fun, and this is the next epic project that I'd like to work on.  The dress will be made from nearly 90,000 rings, with another 10,000 rings for a veil, each individually woven together with just two pairs of pliers.  My hope is to submit it to the World of Wearable…

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At 8:40am on March 21, 2010, Deborrah Daher said…
Amazing work Vanessa - wonderfully made and the fit is graceful, too.
 
 
 

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