Blue Buddha Boutique, Chicago's brick-and-mortar chainmaille store #Shopping#Sponsors#gifts#jewelry#Midwest Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Dec 13 2013) Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Home & Life because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Calling 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. Founded 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! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS From sweet treats, to healthy greens, and complete meals: Yummy gift ideas NEXT Watch this apartment decorate itself for the holidays Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] 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. Reply 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). Reply 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 🙂 Reply I took a chainmaille class from Rebecca in 2007. She was a great instructor and I'm delighted to see her business grow. Reply I love posts like these! This is such a cool thing. I will probably go visit next time I'm in Chicago. Reply 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! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.