What You'll Do
Gunpowder rendered chain mail obsolete as armor, but the techniques for making it can still be used today to craft stylish jewelry and accessories. Join Rebeca Mojica, founder of Blue Buddha Boutique, as she walks you through the fundamentals of Medieval-era metalworking and decorating them in Celtic fashion—with simple patterns that look deceptively intricate. Depending on your choice of workshop, you will leave the hands-on experience with either a ready-to-wear star pendant or bracelet.
Discover a Peaceful Use for Chain Mail
Rebeca Mojica crafts jewelry using the same ring-weaving techniques that once created armor for knights on horseback.
Choose the Jewelry You Want to Craft
Depending on the workshop you choose, you'll make either a star pendant or a colorful bracelet that resembles Celtic knotwork.
Decorate Them in Dazzling Fashion
Master simple patterns that look far more complex than they actually are.
Each event is capped at 10 participants; each event requires a minimum of 3 participants in order to take place.
Jewelry Artisan and Entrepreneur
Rebeca Mojica is an award-winning jewelry artist and the founder of Blue Buddha Boutique, where she teaches dozens of students how to create their own masterpieces—and is particularly beloved by her left-handed students for her special “lefty” instructions. She authored the best-selling book “Chained: Create Gorgeous Chain Mail Jewelry One Ring at a Time,” and her projects have appeared in numerous books and magazines. At current count, she knows 100+ weaves, including more than a dozen patterns of her own creation.
Where You'll Meet
Workshops meet at Blue Buddha Boutique, a cozy, cerulean space dedicated entirely to crafting chain-mail jewelry.
When You'll Meet
You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The pendant-making workshop takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates:
- Saturday, January 18
- Saturday, March 15
The bracelet-making workshop takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:
- Saturday, February 8
- Saturday, March 29
1127 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660Get Directions