Thank you  all for your interest in the Blue Buddha St.Baldrick’s Day event.

We were unable to staff our event date, so we had to cancel it.Though, we won’t be backing down from the fight to conquer childhood cancer!

Our charity jewelry kit will be available online and in our retail store front for the entire month of March. Blue Buddha will donate 25% of proceeds from our Bisected Byzantine Kit – St.Baldrick’s Day Edition charity kit will be donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  We are also accepting cash donations in our retail store through March 31. Finally, Blue Buddha’s own Britt will be shedding her locks to support the St.Baldrick’s Foundation on Blue Buddha’s behalf! If you wish to donate online, please visit the St.Baldrick’s Foundation  for more information.

We thank you for helping us support the fight to conquer childhood cancer! 

Questions? Please contact community@bluebuddhaboutique.com.
We  are happy to help!

 

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We’ve picked out some bright, shiny colorways… Now, we need your help to select the colorway for our March kit.

The mini triple dodecahedron necklace packs a whole lot of fun into a small package. Even better?  Our bright aluminum rings will really  make the colorful AA accents just pop! The finished piece will have three mini dodecahedron features on a single chain.

 

 

 

This month, your choices are:

1. ALUM w/ Black AA (sample photo)

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2. ALUM w/ Red AA 

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3. ALUM w/Lime AA

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4. ALUM w/ Purple AA

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5. ALUM w/ Blue AA

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Vote for your favorite color combo today!

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LIMITED TIME OFFER!

We often hear how much Maillers’ Choice subscribers love having a package of inspiration just show up in the mailbox every month. It’s a great way to keep your pliers busy all year long!

Good news: We’re bringing back our 15-month subscription for a limited time! This is truly the best deal if you love Maillers’ Choice. You’ll save 20% off the base of each month’s kit fee with this subscription. Crunch the numbers and you’ll see it’s a great deal; many of our Maillers’ Choice kits are more than the $19.60 you’ll be paying per kit with this subscription level. Remember, this offer is only available until March 12. Subscribe today!

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A little chainmaille birdie — who wishes to remain anonymous (and no, it’s not a B3 team member!) — stopped by our retail store the other day and let us know a little secret:

S/he is the person behind the Link Chicago Project. *dramatic gasp*

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This person has been making small chainmaille jewelry items and leaving them in public spaces around Chicago, and tweets about his/her adventures at twitter.com/linkchicagoproj. In just three months, s/he had put out more than 50 pieces of handmade jewelry all around the city!

Their Twitter profile explains that this is an “experiment in day-brightening craftivism. Handmade jewelry for you, for free, around Chicago.”

craftivism knittingCraftivism seems to be taking hold. Cities around the country are seeing examples of it, like this collection of knitted scarves tied to trees, free for anyone who is out in the cold, or this example by students at Syracuse University.

Have you seen any examples of craftivism in your town? What do you think about experiments like this? Would you do one yourself? Let us know in the comments!

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It’s Artisan Market Monday!

Today we’re are featuring Laurence Pommells, designer for Dragon Faiya Kreations. Laurence creates handmade statement piece jewelry, using copper, silver, and a variety of stones.

“DFK is my brainchild and I have been crafting fine jewelry for the past 10 years. At DFK, I  work passionately to create the best pieces to compliment individuals’ flare and personality.  Through wood and wire work, I design pieces that speak to the soul and catch the aesthetic eye.  Through challenges we all grow, so please challenge me so we can do our best to grow together!”

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Check out Dragon Faiya Kreations on Facebook!

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12birthdayThat’s right, Blue Buddha is now a dozen years in the making!

We’re really proud of our growing accomplishments — from our large selection of artisan-designed kits to the largest brick ‘n’ mortar chainmaille store in the world — but that would mean nothing without You!

So thank you, Blue Buddha fans, for your support and for building this chainmaille community with us.  Whether you’re just starting out or itching to design your next weave, we’re always inspired by your creativity.

To celebrate, we’re EXTENDING our 12% off birthday sale!  Just use the coupon 12BLUEBDAY to receive 12% off of your entire purchase from now through Feb 28.*

Stay tuned for more fun birthday surprises!

 

We look forward to seeing what you create.  Happy weaving! 

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*discount valid in-store and online, excludes Artisan market items.

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