Rebeca loves helping people discover how soothing and gratifying it is to link tiny metal rings together. Since 2002, she has taught thousands of people how to make chainmaille jewelry through local classes, downloadable tutorials, her best-selling book CHAINED, and the occasional instructional chainmaille video.
Rebeca's supplies company, Blue Buddha Boutique (B3), offers dozens of DIY jewelry kits in a variety of her signature stunning colorways. B3's easy-to-follow instructions make this 3,000-year-old artform accessible to people of all skill levels.
"I especially love teaching people who say they aren't creative," Rebeca says, "Because, at the end of the class, they're staring in amazement at the beautiful item they just made, and I can see the profound mental shift that has taken place. Moving from "I can't" to "OMG, I did the thing and it came out great!" is empowering and impactful. The confidence-boost trickles over into other areas of their lives. I love that I can help people get to that place."