Make All The Things At Craftcation

Join Rebeca Mojica And Hundreds of Other Crafty Folks At Craftcation 2024



In early April 2024, I’m headed back to Ventura, CA to teach and learn at Craftcation, woo-hoo!

This 5-day event is a crafter’s paradise, with 200+ crafts and business workshops, along with wellness activities and social gatherings, including introvert-friendly activities!

This year I’ll be teaching the beginning level Rosettes Bracelet as well as leading an Elevate Your Etsy Shop Think Tank and a panel about writing and publishing a book.


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If you are near the West Coast (or simply feel like making a trip out to sunny SoCal), come join me for a magical week April 3-7, 2023! Registration is open!

For all the details about Craftcation, hop over to the Dear Handmade Life website where you’ll find a complete list of crafts workshops, business classes, an extensive FAQ and info on how to apply to volunteer at the conference.

The conference sells out every year, so if you are excited and can’t wait to try ALL the things, then  sign up today! <– As a favor, could you use that link to register? It’s an affiliate link, which means I earn a small commission as a referral bonus. Thanks so much for your support!

If you have questions about my experiences at Craftcation, please let me know. I’m excited to share this wonderful event with you!




Updated Snowflake Project Diagram

All-White, Twisted-Tipped Snowflake Pendant and Earring


Just in time for the some of the first snow of the season, kits are now available for an all-white snowflake pendant and earring!

Purchase snowflake kits in the B3 Etsy shop. If you’ve never made this before, you can also purchase the snowflake tutorial in the shop. If you don’t need the full instructions, check out the free project diagram below – it has information on how to combine ring sizes in the earrings to stabilize the weave (otherwise it’ll be pretty floppy). Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy weaving!


Beta Testers Needed

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Seeking Folks to Test the New B3 Website

UPDATE: Responses are now closed. If you’re selected, you’ll be contacted via the email you provided! There will be several rounds of focus groups in the winter and spring. Thank you!

After years of procraftination, I’m finally tackling the new Blue Buddha Boutique website!

Before I get too deep, I’d like to ask for your feedback – specifically on the kit customization wizard.

If you’ve ordered custom-color kits (or think you might in the future), and you’re interested in previewing the website and offering your feedback, I invite you to take the 8-question survey below to see if you qualify for the upcoming focus group(s). It should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you!

Thank you for voting CHAINED as Best Jewelry Book!

CHAINED is an 2022 Interweave Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Woo, hoo!!!!!!  A few months ago, I asked for your vote in the Interweave Readers’ Choice Awards … and I’m so excited to announce that thanks to you, CHAINED was voted one of the Best Jewelry Books!

ReadersChoice-thankyouThank you sooooo much! I really appreciate everyone who took the time to cast a vote, and I’m honored that so many people have found my book helpful.

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a dozen years since the book was released! Even though it has been out of print for a few years, I still receive regular messages from people thanking me for the book, or asking a question or two. It makes me so happy to know that the projects continue to bring joy and inspire people!

If you don’t have a copy of the book and would like one, or if you’re simply feeling more digital these days, the Kindle version of CHAINED is still available for purchase. (That’s an affiliate link, so, full disclaimer, I will receive a few pennies from your purchase!) You can also pick up used copies of the book at that same link.

Thanks again for your support. You’re the best!



The Only Guide to JPL5 You’ll Ever Need

Jens Pind Linkage Kits & Tutorial by Blue Buddha Boutique

JPL5-now-availAt long last, JPL5 instructions are here! This has been one of my most-requested projects, and I’m excited to have put together a thorough guide so you can conquer this weave!

First off, if you’re intimidated by JPL5, I recommend checking out this video that shows how to weave JPL5 from a starter piece. You’ll probably be surprised at how easy it looks!

If that has you excited to create JPL5, hop on over to grab instructions (and/or a starter piece) from our Etsy shop. You can also buy JPL5 kits in 4 colorways and choose from dozens of colors to create your very own custom-color JPL5 kit.

PDF + Video Tutorial

JPL5-VidPDFv2Blue Buddha Boutique’s full JPL5 tutorial contains:
• 3 pages of step-by-step photos for creating this weave in 5 colors
• 2-page “quick start” chart to create JPL5 in 2-, 3-, 4- or 6 colors
• cover page with ring sizes and “weave overview” summary
• link to a private, 20-minute video that demonstrates every step, including how I hold the weave in my hand, plus a “checking your work” and troubleshooting section to keep you on track
• left- and right-hand PDFs and videos included
• PDF includes links to video at each steps, so you can jump to the exact spot you need



Doing JPL5 in Other Numbers of Colors

I strongly, strongly, strongly recommend learning JPL5 with 5 colors. Once you are comfortable weaving in 5 colors, you can try doing JPL5 in 2 or 3 (or any other number) of colors. The PDF tutorial includes a “quick start” chart that shows steps 1-19 in 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-colors. Check out how the chart works:

I hope the comprehensive PDF tutorial and videos make this weave easy—and dare I say, even fun?—for you.

I love to know about your successes, so please feel free to tag BlueBuddhaBoutique on social media and share what you’ve made. Or simply send your pic to [email protected]! Happy weaving – you got this!

Here is the full lineup of JPL5 offerings from Blue Buddha Boutique: