Barbara Dollar's Profile

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I have been designing and crafting gem and precious metal jewelry for over 30 years in the Greater Birmingham (AL) area. My education consists of 2 + years at the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology and a love of art, metal, and gemstones.

Inspired by Nature, utilizing precious metals, copper, genuine gemstones, and occasionally just an ordinary rock; I love to create pieces with an organic look.
My jewelry is hand fabricated, using forging and piercing techniques, fusing and soldering; combining different metals in one piece. I also enjoy incorporating bead stringing and gemstone setting into my designs.

I am a member of the Hoover Shelby Art Association (check out my page on the website: http://www.hoovershelbyart.com/Barbara_Dollar.html ) , The Fultondale Arts Council, &
the Northarts Council…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 22
  • Joined October 29, 2007

Favorite materials

Gold, Silver, Copper, Fire, Gemstones, Rocks, Pearls, Shells, Leaves

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About

I have been designing and crafting gem and precious metal jewelry for over 30 years in the Greater Birmingham (AL) area. My education consists of 2 + years at the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology and a love of art, metal, and gemstones.

Inspired by Nature, utilizing precious metals, copper, genuine gemstones, and occasionally just an ordinary rock; I love to create pieces with an organic look.
My jewelry is hand fabricated, using forging and piercing techniques, fusing and soldering; combining different metals in one piece. I also enjoy incorporating bead stringing and gemstone setting into my designs.

I am a member of the Hoover Shelby Art Association (check out my page on the website: http://www.hoovershelbyart.com/Barbara_Dollar.html ) , The Fultondale Arts Council, &
the Northarts Council. I salso enjoy showing at local Art Shows and teaching Jewelry Workshops. I prefer Juried Art Shows, and am always up to Demonstrations.

If you like a certain style and want to see more, please contact me; I have personally made each piece, all one-of-a-kind. Also, check out my other etsy shop: http://barbsbranches.etsy.com and my blog at http://www.barbsbranches.blogspot.com/ ,where you will find a current Event Schedule!

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