I am a computer programmer by default. For the last 5 years I have been making chains. I have progressed to making my own wire, rings and findings. I have aspirations to try lost wax casting and other techniques new to me. I have made dozens of silver necklaces and one gold necklace. I like to experiment with different chainmaille like patterns for my chains giving them a handmade look and a look not often found in a store. The women in my family have been the ones to benefit most from my chain making and I have yet to sell any pieces outside my family. I am a hobbiest with no formal training, but enjoy every minute spent on a chain.