Color + Chainmaille Webinar Now Available

Join Rebeca Mojica On A Color Journey!

sunset-longIf you missed my virtual classs at the Chain Link Up Conference 2021, you’ll be happy to know I’ve re-recorded the videos, updated the PDFs, and bundled everything together as a webinar. Once you purchase the class, you’ll have access to the videos on Vimeo and can watch them right away, or download them to view later, even if you’re offline.

You’ll receive 5 PDFs:
1 – Interactive PDF with a link and password to the full video workshop (4 jam-packed videos, totaling about 60 minutes in length), plus additional resources for color inspiration
2 – Lecture notes and images
3 – Materials comparison chart
4 – Color palettes to inspire
5 – Coloring paper for a few basic chainmaille weaves

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Just One Ring JPL – Updated for 2021

Necklace & Earrings Set in Aluminum + 2 Colors

Along with the stainless square-wire Just One Ring bracelets, the original Just One Ring JPL kit has been updated for 2021. I’ve adjusted a few ring sizes, but the project is essentially the same as the prior kit release. If you know how to weave Jens Pind, you should be able to complete these projects by following the diagrams below.

J1RJPL-diagramthumbnailDownload a PDF with the earring and necklace diagrams conveniently shown on a single page.

Then grab your J1R JPL necklace & earring kits in the B3 Etsy shop. I’ll be putting together another colorway for this project at some point, so if you have any requests, please let me know. (It’s a bit tricky doing colors in this piece, due to needing to match dye lots across so many different sizes and limited color options for the largest rings … but there are still several beautiful color possibilities.)

 

TIP: Weave about an inch of standard Jens Pind 3 in 16 SWG, and then transition to Just One Ring. Working from a starter makes it easy to add the larger Just 1 Ring links in the proper spots.

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Jens Pind Variations in Stainless Steel

Just One Ring JPL

One of the classic chainmaille weaves, Jens Pind Linkage is also known as JPL or JPL3; the 3 indicates how many planes of rings there are. (More difficult variations of Jens Pind are JPL5 and JPL7.)

If you’re ready to level up your JPL3, try these variations, known as Just One Ring JPL. The versions shown here use square wire stainless steel links. To create Just One Ring, weave exactly as you would Jens Pind. However, use fluctuating ring sizes to give the pattern an entirely new look. See the project diagrams below to see what I mean.

Purchase J1R JPL kits in the B3 Etsy shop, and stay tuned for a few more JPL kits!

 

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We Have A Winner!

Plus, Check Out These Puzzle Companies & Your Favorite Colors

puzzle-collageThank you to everyone who entered the puzzle giveaway. Congrats to Larisa B of California for winning the puzzle; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

I had a great time reading everyone’s survey comments. First off, thank you so much for all the well wishes. I am very touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness. My mom and I are doing well, staying safe and keeping our spirits up.

I loved hearing about all the cat “helpers” you have, and the kids/parents/in-laws in your life who are always eager to snag your chainmaille as soon as you’re finished weaving it. Thanks for sharing your stories!

I wanted to give a few shout-outs to these companies and apps, all of which were mentioned by multiple people:

I Love Hue

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Jidigi

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  • Jigsaw Planet
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  • Magic Puzzle Company
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It looks like I’ll have plenty to keep me occupied until the world opens up again. Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions!

So … You Like Puzzles & The Color Blue

One of the survey questions asked how much you liked puzzles. I figured the responses would be weighted toward yes, since, you know, it’s a puzzle giveaway after all. And, yep, that checks out:

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Finally, I asked what your favorite color were. Based on kit purchases, I had an inkling about the results, but didn’t expect SUCH a heavy weighting toward one color in particular. In this word cloud, you can see the colors mentioned; the larger the font size, the more times it was mentioned.

Favorite ColorsI guess I’m glad our shop name is the Blue Buddha Boutique and not Brown Buddha Boutique? 😂

Thanks again for your responses. I look forward to doing another giveaway soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Class: Color In Chainmaille

Join Me For This Special Seminar As Part of The Chain Link Up Convention

 UPDATE April 2021: This course has been recorded and is available to purchase as a webinar

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a virtual seminar at the Chain Link Up Conference in 2021.

I’d hoped to attend in person, but alas, this pesky pandemic. Note: The in-person conference is still on for those who wish to attend.

Confession: I’m still working on figuring out the best way to translate my very hands-on teaching style to virtual, but in the meantime, I thought this would be a great opportunity to offer a seminar that has been requested a few times from folks who tell me, “Oh, I wish I had your sense of color! Read the full description below and register by Saturday January 2, 2021 6 pm ET if you are interested!

Presenting….

color-in-chainmaille-headerCOLOR IN CHAINMAILLE (VIRTUAL)
Date: Saturday Feb 27th from 5-6pm EST
Description:
A single chainmaille design can convey different emotions depending on the colors used; the perfect color combination can make even a simple design breathtakingly beautiful. This seminar begins with a brief overview of the different types of colorful metals and materials used in chainmaille. From there, we’ll focus on anodized aluminum palettes and you’ll learn Rebeca’s process for creating vivid color combinations and ombres.

Attendees will receive a PDF containing resources, images and color palettes to inspire, along with “coloring” pages for a few basic designs if you’d like to use color pencils to get a sense of how changing the position of colors in a weave affects the overall look. Feel free to bring your own chainmaille pieces if you have questions about incorporating color or would like feedback.