BeadTrove's February 2016 Reveal

Crystal Ring Byzantine
BeadTrove is thrilled to be featuring chainmaille artist
Rebeca Mojica of BlueBuddhaBoutique as February's designer!

Rebeca is responsible for developing new kits and instructions, designing jewelry, crunching lots of numbers, and setting goals and visions for the overall direction of the company. Not to mention the numerous other nuances of being a small business-owner. Being right- and left-brained, she loves it all!

Rebeca Mojica Rebeca Mojica is an author, instructor and award-winning chainmaille artist. She is a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine and the author of an instructional jewelry book, Chained, (North Light Books, 2010).

She first began making maille in 2002 when she wanted to purchase a chainmaille belt, but couldn't find any designs that she really liked. So she literally took matters into her own hands by buying some jump rings and making a belt on her own, thus awakening her passion. Today she knows more than 100 weaves, including more than a dozen of her own creation, and has a diverse portfolio of both upscale and accessible jewelry.

She is the pre-eminent chainmaille instructor in the Midwest, and has spent more than 1,000 hours teaching students from around the world. In addition to conducting workshops at local bead stores, she has taught at the international Bead and Button Show and has been a guest instructor for the Fashion Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Rebeca's micromaille necklace Poseidon's Embrace was a 3rd place winner in the Finished Jewelry category of the international Bead Dreams 2009 competition—marking the first time a chainmaille design was juried into the finals. Her work has appeared on CLTV and in The Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.

Rebeca is a frequent guest speaker for numerous jewelry and business groups and schedules several one-on-one sessions with budding artisans each month to help them build their businesses. 

When she is not weaving maille or running the business, Rebeca enjoys cooking (especially baking bread), listening to ^A^erosmith, working out, and contemplating quantum physics and fractal cosmology.

View and purchase Rebeca Mojica creations at

Thank you for sharing your talent with us Rebeca.

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