Wire and Chainmaille - a newbie's journey
For no discernible reason, I seem to have started on a chainmaille and thereby necessarily, a wire discover journey. Neither of which I know a lot about. The former, almost nothing at all except for some vague idea of what they look like and how desirably beautiful chainmaille jewellery can be.
I do like to document as I go on a journey of discovery. It is a lot of work and it does mean my start-point to my can-do-point is very long. But I have to spend hours and hours (if not days and sometimes, weeks and months) gathering information about a particular topic. And as one gathers information, the more you research, the more you find you need to know.
In the past, when I didn't document, I would bookmark. But there are just too many. And when the bookmarks looks like an unsorted encyclopedia itself, I delete them all in the realization I will never get around to sorting them out. I just keep adding to the mess.
So documenting as I learn is good because:
- it means I can find the information again, especially as I have already devoted so much time to researching them in the first place
- it means I actually have to filter through the tons of information to make sense of them, before I document them
- it means that in the process, I get a better understanding and clearer picture of the topic in question
- it means that when I document, as a newbie, I try to get it as succinct and clear as possible. Which is beneficial to both me and my readers.
Anyone who has attempted to learn something new would have discovered that the process of learning (on the internet) is made so much harder because you have to visit so many sites and pages to get just a nugget of newbie-friendly information. So my aim, as I learn and document, is to filter out all the extraneous (advanced) information and instead, provide a succinct guide to shorten the newbie learning process.
So I hope you will join me and benefit from my journey into the delectable, wiry world of chainmaille. My focus will primarily, I think, be on chainmaille and jewelry making.
The articles to come are to found in Jewelry Making > CHAINMAILLE
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