jewelry, bead weaving, accessories
Barbara is easily distracted by everything that sparkles. She is inspired by the multiple colours, shapes and textures of glass beads, semi-precious stones and crystals which she weaves together using a tiny needle and special thread. Many of the stitches she uses in her creations are rooted in the ancient bead weaving history of Europe, Africa and North America.
Her gorgeous 'Dragon' bracelets with their fabulous metallic scaly sheen, each take 20-30 hours to create and are born with their own stories.
Trained as a graphic artist, Barbara comes from a family of artists and craftspeople. Although she has many interests, off-loom bead weaving is her passion and her focus.
Barbara can be seen at the A Grand Riverhouse Christmas location this year.