Iridescent Gunmetal jump rings

Our first new Anodized Aluminum color has arrived in size P16. Originally we were going to call this color Purple Iris (there’s a glass ring color called Purple Iris, and our test batch of AA looked a lot like it). However now that we have 20 lbs sitting in front of us, we think it looks more gunmetal-y. It’s really a fun color; depending on how the light catches the rings, there are hues of violet, blue, green and grey.

You can buy these rings on our Anodized Aluminum page. Let us know what you think of them!

Join me at CraftyCon 2010!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a panelist for the Time Management session of CraftyCon 2010 this October.  The conference was created for crafters, by crafters.  The organizers were looking  to provide an opportunity for craft professionals (current and aspiring) to network with each other, get superb business training, and have an opportunity to get their craft on! The three day conference is filled with incredible speakers, hands-on craft workshops, and a little shoulder rubbing with some of the craft industries best business gurus.

I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned in terms of time management and home-office organization—this should be especially useful if you’re looking to eventually grow your business beyond your home.  How do you get there?  When do you know it’s time to delegate?  (And how do you delegate?)  What do you do about all those little tasks that keep getting bumped to the back burner, because you’d rather work on something more exciting?  I’ll try to answer those questions and more, and share some tips that should help you become more productive and profitable.  And of course, there are dozens of other sessions designed to inspire, educate and promote industry connections.

Register now to take advantage
of Early Bird pricing!

Supporting a fellow femailler

Blue Buddha is proud to be sponsoring Janine V (of Athena’s Armory) in her efforts for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure.  She is walking 60 miles and looking to raise $2,300 in the fight against breast cancer.

We have donated thousands of pink anodized aluminum jump rings (and some enameled copper ones, too) for Janine’s new Pink Warrior Chain Maille Collection.  All proceeds from the sale of items from the Pink Warrior Collection to go straight to her fund raising efforts.

Read more about the event and our sponsorship on her blog…and then check out the jewelry she makes.  Good luck and much success to you, Janine!