I create and specialize in one-of-a-kind art jewelry. Each piece is unique and meticulously executed using quality materials. Sterling and pure fine silver comprise the body of many designs and polymer clay, resin, and seed beaded works have become more prevalent in my recent pieces. Precious and semi-precious gemstones, vintage glass, and lampworked beads add rich embellishment to the bracelets and necklaces I create. Carved bone, found objects, and other non-traditional materials are often added to my designs as accents. I’ve also made cloisonné enamel the focal point of a number of pieces. Sterling and fine silver sheet and silver, bronze, and copper metal clays are materials I use to hand fabricate many of my beads and charms. Creating one-of-a-kind pieces keeps my work fresh, allowing new ideas to burst forth. I hope you will enjoy perusing the photos of my work as much as I enjoyed creating the pieces themselves!
See my blog: BarbaraBriggsDesigns.wordpress.com for frequent updates of new projects I’m working on or have recently completed and of news and resources involving beads, metals and metal clays, polymer clay, resins, and the many other wonderful materials used in my creative world. Check out the BarbaraBriggsDesigns Facebook page too!
My New Work page contains photos and descriptions of my most recent works plus news of publications and other happenings.
If you like to bead and make jewelry, check out my Jewelry Kits page. There you will find designs I've created and made up in kit form for your creative enjoyment. The kits contain beads, components, and full color step-by-step instructions to let you create an exquisite piece of wearable art! Basic jewelry making tools may be required for some of the projects. To place orders, or request more information regarding kits, email me a the address at the bottom of the web page.
The Artful Accessories page displays my collection of knitwoven scarf designs and other non-jewelry items. These scarves are available in your choice of colors by special order. Many imported novelty yarns are employed in each design to add loads of texture. They are a sure-fire way to dress up any wardrobe!
Please visit my other web pages by clicking on the catagories along the left side of this page. Some items pictured are for sale, though some are past designs from my archives or personal collection and will not be repeated. I am not taking commissions at this time. All designs are copyrighted.