I have been lampworking brosilicate glass since 1993. We just moved from Kitchener, Ontario to Millville, New Brunswick in June. I could never hope to own property in southern Ontario, but prices are better here. However, Millville has a population of 350 people, and I don't have a car. I never had a problem finding sales before.
I can't really say how long the chainmail took to make, because it was a project that just sat on my desk and I worked on it once in a while.