IamA Professional Chainmail Artist and Renaissance Faire Insider, AMA!
Hey, folks! Chainmailbill of Utopia Armoury here. I'm a professional chainmail artist with almost 20 years experience. I have been solely self-employed and living off my art for the past 7-8 years. I own a shop at a large, popular renaissance faire and have been there for 14 years - and I definitely have some stories about the "inside" of that culture to share :) I travel to different shows and events around the country and have met thousands of interesting people from all walks of life.
I created a pattern and design for a chainmail bikini top which has since caught on and spread around the world - Now (basically) everyone who makes chainmail bikini tops uses my design (and I'm kind of sore about it). I would love to share with reddit who I am, what I do, and why I love it so much (hint: it's certainly not the money). I'm snowed in and I should be working. AMA!
Edit: I'm loving the questions, keep em coming! It's midnight EST and I'll probably be around until maybe 6am. ps why all the downvotes?