Thursday, April 9, 2015

Giveaway: Chainmaille ball from ReidStuff

If you sit at a desk most of the day like me, chances are you fidget with things at your desk like a pen or stress ball. Well I have something to share which you've never probably never seen before.

It's a chainmaille ball!

Wait a second, what's chainmaille you ask? The earliest instance of it dates back to 4th century BC as armor that consists of small metal rings linked together. Nowadays you might find it being used for cut-resistant gloves for woodworking or shark-resistant wetsuits. And if you've ever seen Game of Thrones (back on April 12th!), you've probably seen characters wearing chainmaille as armor.

I recently got my hands on a hand-crafted chainmaille ball from Anne out of her Etsy shop, ReidStuff. As she states on her profile, Anne discovered chainmaille ten years ago in 2005 and combined her love of beads with the beautiful chainmaille weaves.

The ball is made up of 96 rings. The color scheme pictured is frost & light blue.

Look at this, it's beautiful. It's about the size of a ping pong ball and comes in a variety of different ring colors. The chainmaille ball can be used as a stress ball, a zipper pull, an ornament - pretty much anything you want. I like to play with it at my desk or stick it in a jacket pocket as sort of a comfort thing while walking around.

Approximately the size of a ping pong ball.

As you can see in the background, there's a box of Fresh Step. I have a cat and he likes to swat the ball around. If an animal can find something to do with this, chances are you'll have ideas of your own! And Anne has plenty of other cool chainmaille stuff at her shop, so check it out and browse around.

Enter to win a chainmaille ball for yourself in frost & light blue (same as pictured) using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.


24 comments:

  1. Love the Byzantine Bracelet! Thank you for this giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/78354816/jupiter-bead-pendant-on-20-silvertone?ref=shop_home_active_18

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like the chainmaille pouches for coins. I know some people that can make chaimmaille, and i love the idea of making something different with it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like the Jupiter Bead Pendant.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like the Captured Bead weave Chainmaille Bracelet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/78389337/captured-bead-weave-chainmaille-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_19

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like the Peacock Blue, Hunter Green, and Pink Persian Weave Chainmaille Bracelet.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I like the Red, Silver, and Blue Helm Weave Bracelet

    ReplyDelete
  8. I like the Captured Bead Helm Style with Blue Crystal bracelet

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/119920260/captured-bead-helm-style-with-blue?ref=shop_home_active_13

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is a very interesting item and would love to win it

    ReplyDelete
  10. Captured Bead Helm Style with Iridescent Glass Bead
    dianetherkildsen@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the Chainmaille Bracelet: Shaggy Loops with Red beads.

    ReplyDelete
  12. The Captured Bead weave chainmaille bracelet is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really like the Silver, Red, and Green Chainmaille Pouch with Leather Drawstring.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I like the Another New Size! Made-to-Order 1.25" Diameter Chainmaille Ball - Choose Your Colors
    rafflecopter name: Marlene V.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I really like the Whatever-You're-Nuts-About Bracelet. I like that you can make it whatever theme and colors that you like! furrymaiden@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Polymer Shades of Brown, Beige, and Cream Jupiter/Planet Bead

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love Black and Silver Helm Weave Necklace with Black and White Beaded Links the most, except of chainmaille ball :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like Silver, Green, and Brown Chainmaille Pouch with Leather Drawstring

    ReplyDelete
  19. hi i like
    https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/121997355/chainmaille-bracelet-shaggy-loops-with?ref=shop_home_active_12

    ReplyDelete
  20. I really like the Yellow, Orange, and Brown Persian Weave Chainmaille Bracelet from the etsy shop as well.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like the Captured Bead weave Chainmaille Bracelet.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Rectangular Blue, Green, and White Polymer Clay Galaxy Pendant on Ball Chain

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love the 'whatever your nuts about' bracelet.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Polymer Clay Galaxy Bead Pendant on Ball Chain

    ReplyDelete

About Me

I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
Designed ByBlogger Templates