Category: Meet the Artist

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Meet the Artist Behind Several Of The Most Beloved Modern Chainmaille Weaves

Share this:Sara Sherlock Bastin, Chainmaille Weave Inventor Extraordinaire, Has Been Making Maille For 30+ Years In this edition of Blue Buddha’s Meet the Artist series, we’re reaching out to the other side of the pond to chat with Sara Sherlock Bastin of Somerset, UK. If you’re a mailler and Sara’s name isn’t familiar, you almost… Read more »

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This Jewelry Artist Gives New Life To Discarded Objects & Adds Her Own Twist To The Historic Art of Chainmaille

Share this:Disclosure: Some of the links to products below are affiliate links, meaning, at no cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. It helps me create content like this for you, and I thank you for your support.   Meet Steampunk Garage’s Jenifer Lauren Martinez, Whose… Read more »

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It’s Not About The Money: This Artisan Has Spent Twenty Years Making And Giving Away His Creations

Share this:An Enduring Story Of Generosity And Passion Sprung From One Man’s Obsession With Chainmaille   This month, Blue Buddha Boutique is sitting down to chat with Stephen Hoffman of Long Island, NY.  A long-time contributor to the chainmaille community, Stephen is known for his prolific portfolio of shirts, bags and anodized titanium pieces as… Read more »

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Meet Karen Karon, The Author Of Two Of The Best-Selling Books About How To Make Chainmaille Jewelry

Share this:Karen Shares How She Got Started, Why She Wrote A Book, And Offers Practical Tips For Improving Your Chainmaille Technique Disclosure: Some of the links to products below are affiliate links, meaning, at no cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. It helps me create… Read more »

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This NYC Fashion Designer Creates Exclusive Metal Couture For the Modern Warrior

Share this:Meet Sally, The Artist Behind The Scalemaille Work of It Is Known Medieval armor meets high fashion in the meticulous work of It Is Known. They specialize in wearable art made of “scalemaille”—small, leaf-shaped metal components individually linked by hand in their atelier in New York. I’ve been fascinated by their creations and stunning… Read more »