It seems my birthday was all about chain maille.
My parents gave me a very nice wubbers flat nose pliers which came in handy when my husband surprised me with a kit for Blue Buddha's Chunky Cuff bracelet, designed by W. John MacMullen.
When I first saw this bracelet, I wasn't sure about it, but after seeing it in person, I just *love* it. John used a layering technique I hadn't seen before and the result is fantastic. I have plenty of ideas using this technique.
I had a few leftover rings and made a simple pair of earrings.
In addition to the sunburst kit, my in-laws gave me the Nouveau pendant and earrings kit, designed by April Hannah Llewellyn.