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.

banner reads "Create Wearable Art With Our DIY Kits & Instructions" at top left. Multiple images depict, from left to right: several piles of brown, silver, black and grey jump rings, plus symbol, 5 pages of colorful step-by-step instructions and a computer screen showing a how-to video with an added illustration of an animated jump ring wearing a hard hat and gripping a pair of pliers, equals symbol, an intricate diamond shaped pendant in black, grey, brown and silver. The pendant is labeled as Celtic Filigree, Intermediate.

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."

To make your own chainmaille jewelry, please browse the Blue Buddha Boutique shop on Etsy for current offerings. If you're interested in a local or online private lesson, please contact us.