Viperscale 2.0 Kits Coming Soon

Early Bird Bundles Available for Pre-Ordering Now

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By early October, you’ll be able to purchase Viperscale 2.0 kits in the B3 Etsy shop, woo-hoo! As usual, I’m offering special Early Bird Bundles. However, I’m doing it a bit differently, as the Bundles always sell out so quickly, leaving many customers disappointed. (It seems I consistently underestimate the number of folks who want to purchase multiple kits at once! Y’all are close to my heart!)
Here’s how it works:
From now through Labor Day (September 7) you can pre-order your early-bird bundle via Etsy. Because the bundles are pre-order, they won’t sell out!
As a special bonus, you can also customize the accent color in any or all of your kits. (The customization option will not be available when the regular kits are released). Choose from more than 30 color options!
After you pre-order, hang tight for a few weeks and then enjoy the colorful bounty when your package arrives!
Please note that if you’re just looking for 1 or 2 kits, the à la carte version of Viperscale 2.0 will be released near the beginning of October. Not all colorways will be released at once, so if you’re really excited about one colorway in particular, feel free to drop me a note at [email protected] and I’ll aim to release the most popular kits first.

Another Special Giveaway!

Enter For Your Chance To Win A Sterling Silver Pendant!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Lynn E. of California for winning! Enjoy your pendant, Lynn!

quantum rose sterling silver pendant in palmThe amazing Edna is back with another giveaway! You may remember that last month, Blue Buddha hosted a special giveaway courtesy of Edna. This month, Edna has generously offered to sponsor a second giveaway for the sterling silver Quantum Rose pendant!

The Quantum Rose is one of my signature pieces and has always been a customer favorite. This giveaway is for a medium size sterling silver pendant. The winner can select from a variety of chain lengths (between 16″ and 24″).

Must ship to an address within the US. Enter by end of day Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Quantum Rose Sterling Silver pendant

This is a stainless steel version of the same pendant so you can get a better idea of the size.

 

As before, this contest is done on the honor system, similar to a “pay what you can” entrance fee. I’m not going to be “policing” your entries or asking for proof of hardship or anything. So just use your best judgement. If you know that you are financially secure, and will be for weeks/months to come, please make space for those who are not as fortunate. I do, however, encourage you to enter on behalf of someone else you know who is on the front lines, and/or facing financial hardship and would be delighted to receive finished jewelry.

There may be some of you who would like to enter, but are unsure if you qualify because even though you’re struggling with money, you can think of plenty of people who are worse off. If you’re having those thoughts, I invite you to enter! (There’s ALWAYS someone, somewhere amongst the 7.5 billion humans on this planet, who is going to “have it harder.” I understand where you are coming from; I often have to fight against my tendency to justify not deserving something or asking for help!)

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or leave a comment below.

Thank you for your support, patience and kindness during these surreal times.

EnterToWin-purpleGood luck!

Rules & fine print:

This giveaway is hosted by Rebeca Mojica Jewelry and Blue Buddha Boutique.
1 – You must be 18 or older to enter.

2 – Orders must be shipped within the US (If you’re in another country, you can still enter if you have a US address the item can be shipped to, or if you’re willing to pay for 100% of all associated shipping/customs/duties costs to get the care package to your country.) Please note that shipping has been greatly delayed due to COVID-19, so please allow additional time for your package to arrive after it is sent.

3 – Be sure to double-check your email address, as that is the method by which I’ll contact the winner! (And then remember to check that email. The notification will come from [email protected])

4 – Winners will be randomly selected on Wednesday, August 19 and notified by email. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, winner forfeits the prize and another winner will be selected and contacted.

5 – The Blue Buddha Boutique blog will be updated with the winner (first name, last initial, city/state)

6 – Your emails and phone numbers are only being collected for the purpose of this contest. You are not being signed up for any email list and your contact information will be deleted when the contest is over. However, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletters if you’d like! Head over to BlueBuddhaBoutique.com and click on the Newsletter icon in the upper left. Or simply click this link:
https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001oGSL6wu1SRYuCkGcYYkA6iuSt46mkxHMdBA5fjuhEVLJIoRVIHItdRZkKhgf976oDVAegibCoPrGtSlgicEn24woGR_f4Plk

7 – No purchase necessary to win. Buying stuff in my shops is greatly appreciated, but it will not give you extra chances to win. This contest is subject to end at any time.


 

Extra Giveaway This Weekend! Sponsored By A Generous Customer

Enter For Your Chance To Win A Sterling Silver Pendant!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Amy R. of Illinois for winning! Enjoy your pendant, Amy!

As most of you know, I started doing regular giveaways in mid-May to provide a bit of cheer to those affected by the health crisis, particularly those facing financial hardships.

After the giveaway was announced, I was contacted by a customer, Edna, who generously offered to sponsor a giveaway!

So, this month, I’m doing THREE giveaways instead of the usual two. Woo-hoo! This giveaway is for one of the pendants shown below – winner’s choice. You can also select from a variety of chain lengths (between 16″ and 24″). Must ship to an address within the US. Enter by end of day Sunday, July 5, 2020.

a palm holding two sterling silver chainmaille pendants

 

As before, this contest is done on the honor system, similar to a “pay what you can” entrance fee. I’m not going to be “policing” your entries or asking for proof of hardship or anything. So just use your best judgement. If you know that you are financially secure, and will be for weeks/months to come, please make space for those who are not as fortunate. I do, however, encourage you to enter on behalf of someone else you know who is on the front lines, and/or facing financial hardship and would be delighted to receive finished jewelry.

There may be some of you who would like to enter, but are unsure if you qualify because even though you’re struggling with money, you can think of plenty of people who are worse off. If you’re having those thoughts, I invite you to enter! (There’s ALWAYS someone, somewhere amongst the 7.5 billion humans on this planet, who is going to “have it harder.” I understand where you are coming from; I often have to fight against my tendency to justify not deserving something or asking for help!)

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or leave a comment below.

Thank you for your support, patience and kindness during these surreal times.

EnterToWin-purpleGood luck!

Rules & fine print:

This giveaway is hosted by Rebeca Mojica Jewelry and Blue Buddha Boutique.
1 – You must be 18 or older to enter.

2 – Orders must be shipped within the US (If you’re in another country, you can still enter if you have a US address the item can be shipped to, or if you’re willing to pay for 100% of all associated shipping/customs/duties costs to get the care package to your country.) Please note that shipping has been greatly delayed due to COVID-19, so please allow additional time for your package to arrive after it is sent.

3 – Be sure to double-check your email address, as that is the method by which I’ll contact the winner! (And then remember to check that email. The notification will come from [email protected])

4 – Winners will be randomly selected on Monday, July 6 and notified by email. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, winner forfeits the prize and another winner will be selected and contacted.

5 – The Blue Buddha Boutique blog will be updated with the winner (first name, last initial, city/state)

6 – Your emails and phone numbers are only being collected for the purpose of this contest. You are not being signed up for any email list and your contact information will be deleted when the contest is over. However, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletters if you’d like! Head over to BlueBuddhaBoutique.com and click on the Newsletter icon in the upper left. Or simply click this link:
https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001oGSL6wu1SRYuCkGcYYkA6iuSt46mkxHMdBA5fjuhEVLJIoRVIHItdRZkKhgf976oDVAegibCoPrGtSlgicEn24woGR_f4Plk

7 – No purchase necessary to win. Buying stuff in my shops is greatly appreciated, but it will not give you extra chances to win. This contest is subject to end at any time.


 

A Favor To Ask Of B3’s Loyal Customers

Doing One Simple Thing Will Help More Of The Money You Spend In The B3 Shop Go To Me (Instead Of To A Multi-Billion-Dollar Corporation)

I have a favor to ask. I know a lot of you find my Etsy shop by typing “Blue Buddha Boutique” into a search engine. (Makes sense, that’s totally what I would do!) The top result is sometimes an ad, like the screenshot below.

My request to you is: If you see the word “Ad” next to a Blue Buddha/Rebeca Mojica Jewelry link, could you please NOT click the link?

Screen Shot 2020-05-29 at 11.29.48 AMIf you click on an ad link, any orders you place for the next 30 days are subject to an additional fee by Etsy. This is an Etsy program that I am forced to participate in.

Honestly, I don’t mind new customers discovering me this way. However, it’s been a bit heartbreaking to see orders come in from repeat customers, with Etsy taking this fee. On some large orders, the fee has been the equivalent of an hour or more of my wages. I’m pretty sure most of you would rather have me, than Etsy, have that money. (Because you guys are pretty awesome like that!)

To avoid this, all you have to do is just make sure you’re not reaching my shop by clicking on an ad in a search engine or even on Facebook and other social media. Instead, you can go to Etsy.com and then do a search for my shop once you’re on the Etsy site. Or, search for “Blue Buddha Boutique Etsy” and just make sure the link you click isn’t an ad. Or bookmark the B3 Etsy shop. There are plenty of options – please do what works best for you.

This is definitely motivation for me to re-open BlueBuddhaBoutique.com for shopping so I won’t be subject to Etsy’s rules. So I do plan to do this…but it’s a fairly large undertaking and right now I don’t have the bandwidth (nor $) to start. In the meantime, I’ll make the best of Etsy. I just wanted to make sure that you guys knew that the best way to support my business and other businesses on Etsy is to NOT click those advertising links.

Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giveaways From Blue Buddha Boutique & Rebeca Mojica Jewelry

Enter For Your Chance To Win Chainmaille Jewelry or Supplies

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pandemic-mask-croppedI’m so thankful that so many of you have continued to support Blue Buddha Boutique though the twists and turns of the past 17 years.

This community has given me so much (too much to try and squeeze into one blog post!), and I want to do a little to give back. I especially want to help those who have lost income during these times and have cut back on spending. Or, those who may not have lost income but who were already living paycheck to paycheck before the pandemic.

I know that chainmaille is not the same priority as food, medicine and shelter. At the same time, chainmaille can be an amazing bright spot in someone’s day. Perhaps you feel soothed and energized by weaving maille. Or maybe you smile and feel your spirits lift when you catch a glimpse of the colorful pendant you’re wearing. Chainmaille is beauty, and there is something powerful about having beauty in your life. I may not be able to put food on your table, but I certainly can help bring beauty into your life.

Starting Friday, May 15, I’m planning on doing 2 giveaways each month. Some giveaways will be for Blue Buddha Boutique, and others for Rebeca Mojica jewelry. You can specify on the entry form which shop you’d like to receive a prize from. Winners will be able to choose from at least two prize options, including grab bags and gift certificates.

Right now, there’s no end date to this contest. I’m going to keep doing this as long as I can financially, and as long as it seems such a contest is helpful in the world. I may occasionally require participants to fill out new entry forms, especially if the structure of the contest is changed.

This contest is done on the honor system, similar to a “pay what you can” entrance fee. I’m not going to be “policing” your entries or asking for proof of hardship or anything. So just use your best judgement. If you know that you are financially secure, and will be for weeks/months to come, please make space for those who are not as fortunate. I do, however, encourage you to enter on behalf of someone else you know who would be delighted to receive supplies or finished jewelry.

There may be some of you who would like to enter, but are unsure if you qualify because even though you’re struggling with money, you can think of plenty of people who are worse off. If you’re having those thoughts, I invite you to enter! (There’s ALWAYS someone, somewhere amongst the 7.5 billion humans on this planet, who is going to “have it harder.” I understand where you are coming from; I often have to fight against my tendency to justify not deserving something or asking for help!)

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or leave a comment below.

Thank you for your support, patience and kindness during these surreal times.

EnterToWin-purpleGood luck!

Rules & fine print:

1 – You must be 18 or older to enter.

2 – Care packages/grab bags can be shipped within the US and gift certificates can be redeemed by anyone. Please note that shipping has been greatly delayed due to COVID-19 and international shipping is particularly slow – it may take up to two months for some international packages to arrive.

3 – Be sure to double-check your email address, as that is the method by which I’ll contact the winner! (And then remember to check that email. The notification will come from [email protected])

4 – Winners will be randomly selected (approximately 2 winners per month) and notified by their preferred contact method (phone or email). If winner does not respond within 72 hours, winner forfeits the prize and another winner will be selected and contacted.

5 – The Blue Buddha Boutique blog will be updated with the list of winners (first name, last initial, city/state) as the prizes are claimed.

6 – Your emails and phone numbers are only being collected for the purpose of this contest. You are not being signed up for any email list and your contact information will be deleted when the contest is over. However, I encourage you to sign up for the B3 newsletter if you’d like!

7 – No purchase necessary to win. Buying stuff in my shops is greatly appreciated, but it will not give you extra chances to win. This contest is subject to end at any time.


Current winner: Aug 15 2020 – Kim B.
Previous winners: Nancey E. (IL), Adele C., Karen Z, (CT), Mary K. (IN)