Do you recommend buying chainmaille jewelry books?
Yes, we do recommend chainmaille books! There are a variety of chainmaille books available that contain lots of inspiring projects. We sell a handful of books including CHAINED, written by Blue Buddha owner and founder, Rebeca Mojica. CHAINED contains projects for every level, beginner to expert, and offers ideas for many variations. Ring sizes in CHAINED are listed using Blue Buddha naming conventions, so shopping for supplies is a snap, especially via our Ringpicker page. We also sell kits for every project in the book.
If you see a project in a book other than CHAINED, you will need to translate the ring sizes listed into Blue Buddha ring names. Our ring sizes chart will be a helpful tool for this. Additionally, please note that our interns test many book projects and we post their samples as well as supply lists in our Weave Samples album on our page on Facebook. If you come across a project we have not yet tested, contact us. Our interns LOVE to test projects to help you save time and money.