For November, we’re challenging participants in our “Featured Product” contest to use any and all B3 products to create pieces inspired by geometric shapes. We never get tired of the possibilities that exist when it comes to creating jewelry from little metal circles, but we’re even more floored by the way jump rings can completely transform into shapes that aren’t even circular in nature. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with in November!
It’s the final day of “Show Off Your Maille” week which also means it’s Fanday! In addition to a couple final B3 show-offs, we are also posting a bunch of work posted by some of our Facebook community members. Thanks to everyone who shared their work with us as well as all of you who wore your chainmaille in pride this week. It’s really the people who love this craft that have helped increase its popularity and who continue to educate other folks about how it is made and what value it has.
Kudos to you for doing your part! Keep showing off!
If you’ve ever called B3 with a chainmaille emergency, question or anything else for that matter, you’ve probably spoken to this little lady a time or two. Aimee is our customer care supervisor and chainmaille expert. She also has a myriad of other talents as evidenced by the gorgeous wire-wrapped ring she is wearing in the picture (also made by her!)
Dan is showing off one more time! Another customer care specialist/chainmaille expert – he fields many of your questions as well plus some of you may recognize him from the Bead&Button show.
Finally, give it up for our Facebook community show-offs! You folks inspire us to do what we do – thanks so much for sharing your awesome work with us! See something you like? Hop on over to our page on Facebook and leave a comment or give a like to this fan photos.
Perhaps not surprisingly, even folks that join our team as total strangers to chainmaille don’t stay that way for long. Today’s show-offs are our General Manager, Nadja Aller and me, Jenna Deidel, B3′s Marketing Maven. Despite being lifelong artists and crafters, neither of us knew much about chainmaille jewelry when we first began working at Blue Buddha Boutique. That quickly changed (as you can see from the photos below) and we’re so glad it did.
Don’t forget – we’ll be highlighting photos shared on our Facebook wall by folks like you here on our blog tomorrow! Make sure to stop by and post a pic of the pieces you’re showing off today.
It’s humpday for our “Show Off Your Maille” week and today we have show-offs in the form of chainmaille expert, customer care specialist and weaving assistant Dan Rychtarik as well as our fearless leader, Rebeca Mojica (modeling pieces she created as well as showing off a piece she purchased from Kat Wisniewski.)
Don’t forget, you can participate in our week of increasing awareness and appreciation for the craft we love so much by posting pics of the chainmaille pieces you’re wearing today on our page on Facebook.
Above: Dan Rychtarik sporting his maille. See more of his work on the When Rings Dream page on Facebook.
Above: Rebeca Mojica showing off her chainmaille belt. See more of Rebeca’s work at Rebeca Mojica Jewelry. The center image shows: “Coiled Butterfly Cuff” (left) by Rebeca and an “Akimbo” bracelet (right) by Kat Wisniewski of Elemental Art Jewelry.
Kat Wisniewski has been creating original designs for B3 kits and instructions as well as her own gorgeous line of jewelry, Elemental Art Jewelry, for years. Today she is showing off two of her pieces in honor of “Show Off Your Maille” week. Enjoy!
“Rubber Latticework Flex”
5-row “Inclined to Shine” with glass toggle