BlueBuddhaBoutique

Chainmaille Tutorials & Kits - Learn To Make Jewelry

West Hollywood, California | 5591 Sales

BlueBuddhaBoutique

Chainmaille Tutorials & Kits - Learn To Make Jewelry

West Hollywood, California 5591 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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(681)

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Announcement   The Blue Buddha Boutique shop offers tutorials for 60+ B3 chainmaille designs as well as additional tutorials from other vendors. As of September 2018, our shop carries a variety of kits, components, jump rings and tools for jewelry making.

We sell both "Kit Packs" as well as "Kits with Instructions." The Kit Packs do NOT contain instructions as they are meant to be paired with our PDF tutorials, or in some cases, a video or PDF tutorial from another designer. (If you already know how to make the weave, you can simply purchase the kits you need without purchasing PDF instructions. If you make your own rings, then simply buy the PDF instructions for the projects you like.)

The "Kits w/ Instr" are projects from other suppliers. These kits contain instructions as well as all components needed to complete the project.

As of July 27 2018, I'm currently working on transitioning all the kits to allow for Etsy's new "restock notification" option. This allows you to request a restock if the kit in your desired colorway is sold out. Nifty! It will take several months for me to transition, so in the meantime, if you encounter a sold-out kit colorway, please message me and I'll be sure to notify you manually when the kit is restocked. :-)

Blue Buddha is a proud supplier of Linkt Craft Kits - a new way for tweens to make stunning jewelry. I was the designer behind Linkt, and I am so excited to introduce this artform to a new generation of crafters.

To see finished chainmaille jewelry, visit my sister shop on Etsy: RebecaMojicaJewelry. Thank you for supporting independent artisans! <3

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 17, 2018

The Blue Buddha Boutique shop offers tutorials for 60+ B3 chainmaille designs as well as additional tutorials from other vendors. As of September 2018, our shop carries a variety of kits, components, jump rings and tools for jewelry making.

We sell both "Kit Packs" as well as "Kits with Instructions." The Kit Packs do NOT contain instructions as they are meant to be paired with our PDF tutorials, or in some cases, a video or PDF tutorial from another designer. (If you already know how to make the weave, you can simply purchase the kits you need without purchasing PDF instructions. If you make your own rings, then simply buy the PDF instructions for the projects you like.)

The "Kits w/ Instr" are projects from other suppliers. These kits contain instructions as well as all components needed to complete the project.

As of July 27 2018, I'm currently working on transitioning all the kits to allow for Etsy's new "restock notification" option. This allows you to request a restock if the kit in your desired colorway is sold out. Nifty! It will take several months for me to transition, so in the meantime, if you encounter a sold-out kit colorway, please message me and I'll be sure to notify you manually when the kit is restocked. :-)

Blue Buddha is a proud supplier of Linkt Craft Kits - a new way for tweens to make stunning jewelry. I was the designer behind Linkt, and I am so excited to introduce this artform to a new generation of crafters.

To see finished chainmaille jewelry, visit my sister shop on Etsy: RebecaMojicaJewelry. Thank you for supporting independent artisans! <3

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About

We help people all over the world create beautiful chainmaille jewelry!

Founded in Chicago in 2003 by Rebeca Mojica, Blue Buddha Boutique has helped thousands of people all over the world create their own beautiful handmade jewelry. Our Etsy shop contains instructions for some of Blue Buddha's top-selling designs as well as exclusive kits and a curated selection of additional components, findings and tools.

Shop members

  • Rebeca

    Owner

  • Rita ("mom")

    Assistant

    This lovely person helps weigh and bag most of the rings for our Blue Buddha Boutique chainmaille kits!

  • Apollosaurus Aleksandr

    Box Inspector

  • Zeela Simone

    Siesta Supervisor

Production partners

  • HyperLynks

    Canada

    HyperLynks manufactures the components for several of my kit designs. This allows me to focus on being creative, rather than assembling kits all day long. ;-)

  • Metal Designz

    Saskatoon, SK

    Metal Designz manufactures the components for several of my designs and assembles them into kits. This allows me to focus on being creative, rather than putting together kits all day long. ;-)

  • Mhai O Mhai

    Barrie, ON

    Mhai O Mhai provides the components for several of the kits I have designed and sell instructions for. This allows me to focus on design, rather than making kits all day long. ;-)

  • Neat-Oh! International

    Northfield, IL

    Neat-Oh! International helps bring my designs to the masses by developing safety-tested components that kids and adults can use to make stunning, real jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 5, 2018
Operated in Chicago from 2003-2016, Blue Buddha Boutique was a chainmaille jewelry supplier that helped thousands of people all over the world create their own beautiful handmade jewelry. The shop closed in 2016 and the owner relocated to the LA area, but our Etsy shop lives on with some of our most popular PDF instructions along with limited-edition kits and other tools/components.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We are always happy to speak with you before you order to ensure you are buying the proper items and answer any questions you have.

Check your order as soon as you receive it. Refunds, credits and exchanges are available only if items are returned within 15 days after receiving the items. All products must be in the same condition as when sent to you. No exceptions - be sure to closely examine your order as soon as it arrives to retain your eligibility for refunds/exchanges.

If you received incorrect items in your order, let us know and we will immediately ship you the correct items. You must let us know within 7 days of receiving your order. Defective merchandise will be replaced or repaired at no charge for up to 30 days. Contact us and let us know what is broken.

Refunds and exchanges for non-defective merchandise are subject to a restocking fee of $5 or 5%, whichever is greater. (We enforce this on non-heat-sealed packets of jump rings and kits because we must carefully inspect these items to ensure they haven't been used. Yes, we know YOU would never try to return jump rings after using them, but unfortunately, other people have done so. We don't want to re-sell mangled rings, so we inspect and re-weigh all kits/jump rings that are returned to us. Thanks for understanding this policy.)

Note that instructions (PDFs, books, DVDs, etc) are NOT RETURNABLE — due to technological inventions such as the photocopier, scanner, DVD burner, etc.

Again, we are happy to speak with you before you place your order, to make sure you're ordering exactly what you need and to reduce the possibilities of you needing to return an item. If you have a problem with your purchase, we will give your situation the attention and respect that it deserves. We can't solve every issue, but we certainly try our hardest!

Returning Items

To return items for a refund/credit or exchange, please message us first. Depending on the reason for the return, buyer may be responsible for return shipping costs. Carefully package the items and send to:

Attn: Returns
Blue Buddha Boutique
8149 Santa Monica Blvd #268
West Hollywood CA 90046

Enclose your order number or a copy of your receipt, and list the items to be returned/exchanged. Please include a contact number or email address so we can reach you if needed.
Payment
We accept all credit cards online through our merchant processor, PayPal. If you have a PayPal account, you can also pay using your PayPal balance.
Shipping
We ship orders on business days (Monday through Friday, excluding holidays). Most of our orders ship via USPS mail. When your package is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation number and can access the status of your package via USPS.com.

Processing time is between 1-3 business days (this does not include weekends). This means if you order on Monday, your order will ship by Thursday at the latest. If you order Friday, your order will ship by Wednesday. Most orders ship next business day.

International Shipping
All international orders are shipped First Class or Priority Mail and are insured.
The average fees are listed below:

Canada and Mexico $12.50
All other Countries $17.95

Rates may be higher for for very large or heavy orders and the customer will be invoiced.

If you would like your order sent by Express Mail or by an alternate carrier like UPS or FedEx, please send an email to us at customercare [!at] bluebuddhaboutique.com prior to placing your order. We can check the fees and send you a quote. Keep in mind, Worldwide Express Shipping can take anywhere from 3-8 business days based upon your location.

If you are required to pay extra delivery charges, your order will be shipped once that payment is received. Depending on the size of your order, you may be responsible for customs and duties taxes, which can be very costly. You are fully responsible for contacting your local post office prior to placing an order to determine what charges you might incur. Under no circumstances is Blue Buddha Boutique responsible for paying these charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
For information about projects, metals, ring sizes and more, visit our complete FAQ: http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/b3/faq

If you teach our designs, feel free to use your own instructions with no permission needed from B3. In order to use our instructions in your classes, you must become an authorized distributor. The distributor program is a cost-effective and easy way for bead stores and jewelry instructors to create a chainmaille curriculum. For a one time fee per project, you'll be allowed to reprint our instructions for retail sale and use in classes, and you can also purchase kits at wholesale prices. Please contact customercare [!at] bluebuddhaboutique.com for full details.