Did you know that chainmail was the earliest form of metal armor and was invented as early as 300BC by the ancient Celts? Used as protective armor for centuries by multiple cultures, it’s still being made today – often in the form of jewelry. It’s a method I was determined to teach myself years ago as a jewelry designer and I’m so excited to share the most simple chainmail necklace tutorial. Don’t let the process intimidate you, it’s actually quite easy! So grab your pliers and let’s get medieval . . .
It’s impossible not to get excited about winter, snow, and the ski season after drooling over Aerin Lauder’s home in Aspen, Colorado. The breathtaking views of snow covered mountains and aspen trees, floods of natural light, reclaimed cypress and oak details, monochromatic furniture, and fur throws make this ski chalet an absolute dreamy winter wonderland.