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Are you a gamer? Can you produce art in the steampunk/Victorian style?  Are you looking for work?  I've got a job at FASA Games writing for our newest product line, 1879, and we're taking open auditions from talented artists to help make our books look awesome.  If interested, send a link to your portfolio, rates, and availability to contact@fasagames.com.  Even if you're not applying, check out our work on the project at 1879.fasagames.com/.
Well, ACen is over, and I'm looking forward to some much needed down time (though it won't really come until next weekend, as I'll still have work tomorrow).  I didn't do quite as well as I did last year, but I did still turn a profit, and I had a lot more business cards taken (at least 300), so there's a good chance I'll have more after con sales.  I had a lot of commissions, which had me mailing pretty much non-stop the entire weekend.  I got everything done though, and sold of a good majority of my stock.  I'll have pictures of things done at con later, right now I'm too damn tired to go and dig out my camera.

I want to send a thank you out to everyone that stopped by my booth.  Whether you bought something or just came to look at my work, I really appreciate the compliments and praise.  I met some very interesting people and had some good conversations.  If you stumble in from one of my cards from the convention, feel free to leave a post on here to follow up on any questions or comments, or to just say hello.

I've got some video clips that I'll be uploading to my YouTube page some time in the next few days, and now that I've got the time cleared I'll be able to get my work area set up and make more tutorial videos (that'll take some time to prepare, but I will do them eventually).

For now, I'm spending the rest of the evening I've got left to me to unwind and prep for work in the morning.  And I'm not touching any pliers for a few days.

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Brad
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I've always had some form of creativity, though in my youngest years it was usually legos. When I got older I started getting into wood crafting (and still do today), it's just hard to keep up on when you don't have space for a shop.

When my friends at college started getting me into EarthDawn, I was introduced to chainmail by our GM. I saw the awesome stuff he made and quietly watched him assemble pieces on occasion. Eventually, I decided to try my hand at it. I got some old pliers and wire from the hardware store and made my own rings by winding them around a screw. It tore up my hands and wasn't very pretty, but I learned a lot about it and really enjoyed the process. I kept at it, learning more and improving after each piece, and found that the enjoyment didn't die. Now it's one of my main hobbies, border lining on a side business. I don't make quite enough to quit my day job, but enough for the hobby to fund itself, both in supplies and a few trips, and still make me a little extra money on the side.

All of my chainmail works are being submitted under the Creative Commons License. Fellow crafters can feel free to copy or draw inspiration from my works (I'm not really worried about it, since it's the physical medium that's being sold). All I ask is that you send a nod my direction when/if possible.

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AmethystForge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
very nice work; I was wondering if you might have an Etsy store?
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BradsCC Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did post on Etsy years ago, but I didn't get enough sales to keep it going, nor did I get enough traffic to justify continuing to post there.  I will, however, do direct sales and commissions through Paypal.  If there's something you're interested in, send me an email at bradschainmailcreations@gmail.com.
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AmethystForge Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Ok, will do. Thanks :)
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erilypse Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Oh, wow, your work is fantastic.
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cyanineblu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was really great sitting next to you, your girl and your friends!!
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BradsCC Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, you too! I hope I can manage to make a go of the Artist Alley again next year. If not, I'll definitely still attend and make sure to stop by.
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NuFenix Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Thanks for the favourite :)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding my belt & bag set to your favourites.
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MintCarmel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your stuff is AWESOME. I've seen you at a couple conventions and I'm super excited about seeing your My Little Pony inspired bracelets at ACEN. If I can get away from my table I might have to stop by and get one! XD
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