Jim Hird - Chain Maille
I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and went to college in the upper peninsula of Michigan and while there hunted native copper and minerals on the local mine dumps. I have been picking up rocks since the age of 8 and have tried most of the lapidary arts. Most of the ones I have tried at various classes at Wildacres to see if I would like them or not.
About 10 years ago I attended a chain maille class at Wildacres, taught by the late Roger Campbell, and was bitten by the chain maille bug. Since then, I have taught classes at my local club in Charleston, WV, have done demonstrations at several shows, as well as taught at the fall term at the EFMLS Wildacres classes in 2021.