On the tenth day of Craftmas, the Blue Buddha Artisan Market gave to me …

Ten Quickmaille Projects by Blue Buddha Boutique

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: You CAN make beautiful metal jewelry. Give us 10 minutes and we’ll show you how!

Stop by our studio (1127 W. Granville, Chicago) and we’ll show how you to make one of these fun and easy quickmaille projects. We can’t guarantee you’ll be addicted (*cough* legal reasons *cough*), but we doubt your first chainmaille project will be your last. :-)

Can’t make it in person? Check out our website for our collection of introductory and beginner level kits and tutorials.

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On the ninth day of Craftmas, the Blue Buddha Artisan Market gave to me …

Nine holiday (birthday, or just for fun!) greeting cards by:

The collection of greeting cards in the B3 Artisan Market is as fun, high-quality and diverse as one could hope for! We carry cards from a variety of makers that are appropriate — or hilariously inappropriate — for all occasions

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Stop by and check out all of our handmade greeting cards at the Blue Buddha Artisan Market, 1127 W. Granville in Chicago!

 

 

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On the eighth day of Craftmas, the Blue Buddha Artisan Market gave to me …

Eight pieces of Nailmaille!

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Nailmaille™ jewelry is the evolution of traditional chainmaille to maille made out of stainless steel nails. Each nail is individually bent, then woven together with other bent nails and/or neoprene rings to create incredibly unique pieces. Not only is their jewelry handmade, but so are their tools! They’ve repurposed traditional tools just for their use. Nailmaille creates a variety of bracelets, chokers and necklaces for men and women, as well as accessories such as belts, dog collars, guitar straps and more.

Come see more Nailmaille in person at the Blue Buddha Artisan Market, 1127 W. Granville in Chicago, or visit their website, www.nailmaille.com.

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On the seventh day of Craftmas, the Blue Buddha Artisan Market gave to me …

Seven lovely scarves by Elegant Handknits

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Elegant Handknits by Judi Peman specializes in accessories knit from high-quality natural and synthetic yarns such as fine wool, silk, cotton, mohair, alpaca, bamboo — and synthetic blends folks with allergies.

These scarves, hats, shawls and cowls will keep you warm enough for a Chicago winter, as well as adding a colorful, festive look to your wardrobe.

Elegant Handknit’s scarves have button details, contrasting shawl or scarf pins, and other decorative features.

Scarves vary in length and can be worn in a variety of ways. Complimentary directions on how to tie or wear your new scarf are included with each purchase.

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Stop by and check out more of Judi’s soft, beautiful scarves at the Blue Buddha Artisan Market, 1127 W. Granville in Chicago, or visit www.etsy.com/ElegantHandknits.

 

 

 

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On the sixth day of Craftmas, the Blue Buddha Artisan Market gave to me …

Six chainmaille starter packs by Blue Buddha Boutique!

Everyone has to start somewhere. When it comes to learning the art of chainmaille, our Starter Packs are the best place for anyone to begin!

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KIT-PRST-ALUM-R-big KIT-SCLR-WARM-big INS-STARTER-BUNDLE-L-300pxWhether you consider yourself crafty or not, we are certain you can learn how to create your own metal jewelry simply by choosing one of the packs on this page. 

Every starter pack is different so you can purchase your favorite or buy more than one with no overlap. And once you’re off and weaving, you’ll want to own our Basic Weaves Starter bundle that contains easy-to-follow instructions for more than a dozen common chainmaille patterns.

Stop by and check out our chainmaille starter packs — or even take our Introduction to Chainmaille classes — the Blue Buddha Artisan Market, 1127 W. Granville in Chicago, or visit www.bluebuddhaboutique.com.

 

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