Quick note before the real subject of this post -- I just ordered a portable light box from ThinkGeek! Finally I'll be able to take some decent photos of my maille. Next (MAJOR) purchase will be a macro lens for awesome close-up detail.
NOW. Badge lanyards. I made a couple of these for a couple of Enforcers at PAX 08 and they not only looked awesome, they did not even threaten to break. If you are a Buttoneer (participant in the PAX button exchange) these lanyards function well for collecting those buttons because the weave allows you to thread the pin between the rings!
Made from anodized aluminum, these are lightweight and comfortable. The weave allows the lanyard to lay flat against your neck and chest and the badge clip is permanently fixed.
Starting now, I am going to take custom orders for PAX 09. For a standard aluminum 1-2 color lanyard, I charge $40. For each additional color after that I'll add $5 (i.e. a 4-color lanyard will be $50). I can do other options, such as a flattened steel lanyard (example pic coming soon!) for a negotiable price. SteamCon is coming up in October. If you want a full brass lanyard, I can make you one. Copper/Steel/Brass mix, sure. Solid sterling silver, you bet.
If you want one, comment on this post or email me at Jules@knittedsteel.net! I'll be taking orders until July, but the sooner you order, the sooner you can use the lanyard for other stuff too! SakuraCon, ECCC, Work, I'm looking at all of you. o_O
Commission List (Paid=Italics, Done=Bold, stricken=delivered):
Snifit -- Red/Black
--Mojo -- Flattened Steel ($45)--
--Theros -- Purple/blue--
--MetaverseNomad -- Blue/Black--
xxhennersxx -- Black/Pink
--Ashridah -- Green/Purple TITANIUM ($60)--
--CuZZa -- Orange/Blue--
Turduckin -- Black/Silver/Gold ($45)
--BigRed -- totally custom helm chain nickel silver/bronze ($45)--
J0z1e -- solid purple, wedding gift *GIFT*
ShyGuy -- solid green, wedding gift *GIFT*
--Accalon -- Pink/Black--
MeeOk -- Silver/Black/Red ($45)
VThornheart -- Black/Yellow
--Oberon -- Black/Sterling ($65)--
--Carol -- Pink/Silver--
--Nicholaus -- Green/Silver--
Spectre -- Black/Red
Sweety -- Black/Violet
 -- Red/Brass ($45)
--deadmetal -- black/yellow horiz. stripes--
--Quicksnap -- black/Brass ($45)--
--Eye-Shuh -- black/blue glow ($50)--
--Haikon -- Black/Brass/Bronze 50/25/25 ($50)--
[update] I have ordered materials for Batch 1. If you still want a lanyard and haven't ordered one yet, your order will go into Batch 2 and I will purchase the materials for it at a later date. I won't be able to finish it in time for the more recent upcoming conventions. Thanks everyone!
Jonny Nero -- black/silver horiz. stripes
Minja -- 2 bracelets, green/silver 18g 3/16"
Doxy -- green Ti & orange ($50)
Tajah -- red/gold
redhalo -- solid red
Accalon -- blue/silver
nightrunner -- solid bronze ($50)
Rogue_Hunter -- black/violet
Predd -- red/blue
Kala -- Turquoise/Orange