Blue Buddha Boutique, Chicago's brick-and-mortar chainmaille store

Updated Oct 12 2015
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blue buddha boutique storefrontCalling all bad-ass Chicagoan geeklings! We've found your new favorite store for the holidays (and for ALL the days). Blue Buddha Boutique — a chainmaille-only brick-and-mortar store. Yup, you read that right… mother freaking chainmaille store.

blue buddha boutique necklaceFounded in 2003 by self-taught artist Rebeca Mojica, Blue Buddha Boutique is one of the largest chainmaille suppliers in the world with an awesome store-front location in Chicago. Blue Buddha Boutique carries jump rings in nine metals, tools for making chainmaille jewelry, a large selection of ready-to-weave kits and project instructions, as well as handmade goods by local artisans.

Aside from having everything you need to make awesome chainmaille projects, gifts, and accessories, Blue Buddha Boutique also hosts classes and crafty events. (Psst: Their holiday trunk show is December 14th and 15th 2013 — you should go if you're in the area!)

Of course, if you don't live in or near Chicago, that's okay… You won't miss out on all the chainmaille-y goodness. Blue Buddha Boutique offers their kits and starter packs online, and they ship all over world.

Now, go get your super-bad-ass holiday shopping spree on!

  1. For some reason I knew from the photo that this was in Chicago… I must have walked passed it before because it's right in my neighborhood! Maybe I'll brave the weather to check out the trunk show this weekend. Love that necklace.

  2. That's fantastic! I have a friend who makes gorgeous chainmaille jewellery, and made earrings for herself and my other bridesmaid for my wedding! (You can see that here).

  3. So apparently I have to jump on a plane tomorrow for Chicago… This is fantastic, I've wanted to chain mail, but have never actually tried… those starter kids are definitely a Christmas gift for myself 🙂

  4. So glad you guys are excited about the store; the past 11 years have been a pretty amazing journey for me & maille! Your comments made my day. 🙂 Hope to meet some of you in the shop!

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