Relocated & Taking A Bit of A Break

On Hiatus, But Not Gone!

empty-studioThe dust has settled at Blue Buddha. All orders have long shipped. Our final liquidation and clearance sales are over… and the studio is empty.

I’m still checking customer care emails about once every day or so, because I know there are still some lingering questions about orders (and some overseas customers have yet to receive their final order).

Other than that, though, I’m taking a bit of a hiatus.

I relocated to Los Angeles the last week of April (though it’ll be another week or so before my stuff arrives). I plan on taking most of May to settle into my new home, tie up some loose ends from Blue Buddha … and figure out what the heck is next.

Quite a different view than I've been used to for the past 40 years of my life. And I love it!

Quite a different view than I’ve been used to for the past 40 years. And I love it!

Summer Projects

OK, to be honest, I’ve already know what’s next, or at least, immediately next. I’m working with some folks back in Chicago on a project that I’m VERY excited about. As I’m allowed to reveal details, I definitely will. (It’ll be several months at least, though, before you’ll hear me make more than a peep about it. We’re waiting for a BIG reveal!)

Once June rolls around, I’ll be updating with my current inventory and possibly creating an Etsy page for my jewelry. I have lots of sale items (including precious metal pieces) which I’d like to photograph and put online.

I’ll also reach out to other jump ring suppliers who expressed an interest in working with me on various tutorials, videos, designs and other projects. I’m super excited about collaborations and partnerships not just in the chainmaille industry but also in the general jewelry and crafts world. And yes, I’ll finally sort through all the product samples I bought from other vendors so I can create a list of recommended suppliers.

Essentially, I’m writing this post so you know that you haven’t heard the last of me, even if I wind up being pretty quiet for the next few weeks. I’m looking forward to taking a MUCH needed break and refreshing my creative soul so I can come back better than ever.

See you soon!

P.S. My older cat is already quite comfortable with his new digs. I should take some lessons from him on how to take a break, as clearly he has perfected this skill… heh.



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4 years 10 months ago

OMG I didn’t know what you’ve been up to. I’ve been away from making chain for a bit and I need to catch up. Blue Buddha was my very favorite and one of the very first sites I prowled for hours when I began years ago. Well good luck from Canada and I will be paying closer attention from now on!!
The Chainchick

4 years 11 months ago

Welcome to California! Once you are settled, you might want to consider a visit to us here in Northern California ?.

4 years 11 months ago

Best of Luck in the next step of your life. You are extremely talented and I am glad to see that you are continuing on that road. Good luck with everything……try to relax a little. I am with the others when I say B3 is being missed already.

4 years 11 months ago

Best wishes for this new adventure! I spent the last week at William Holland Lapidary School taking a chain maille class and B3 is definitely missed already. However, there was also excitement for you and what you will accomplish now!

4 years 11 months ago

Thank you, Rebecca. Sad to see Blue Buddah go, but wish you the best and am definitely looking forward to your recommended vendors list. Enjoy your time off.