BarbaraBeckerSimon

Barbara Becker Simon

Cape Coral, Florida On Etsy since 2011

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BarbaraBeckerSimon

Barbara Becker Simon

Cape Coral, Florida | 1,069 Sales

Announcement    All plates are stocked and ready to ship out to you. I am known for my speedy shipping! Please take a look at the amazing design possibilities these original textures can give your work! thanks for your interest in my work!


BARBARA BECKER SIMON ANGEL POLICY
Quantity Limits: No more than 50 items per year using Barbara Becker Simon stamps/texture plates

Special Requirements: The following notice must appear on products created for resale or on their packaging, in a size and location that gives reasonable notice: “Components © Barbara Becker Simon

Permitted Sales Outlets: Items created for sale using the company’s products cannot be sold to a chain of three or more stores without prior written permission from Barbara Becker Simon (bbbsimon@comcast.net)


Welcome to my shop! Do you love unique jewelry and lampworked glass beads? You are in the right place! I have been making jewelry for nearly 50 years and lampworking for 20 years. Nothing but the highest quality of craftsmanship and aesthetics will do! I use metal clay and glass to create fabulousness! Check out my loose beads too.

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Last updated on Feb 28, 2020

All plates are stocked and ready to ship out to you. I am known for my speedy shipping! Please take a look at the amazing design possibilities these original textures can give your work! thanks for your interest in my work!


BARBARA BECKER SIMON ANGEL POLICY
Quantity Limits: No more than 50 items per year using Barbara Becker Simon stamps/texture plates

Special Requirements: The following notice must appear on products created for resale or on their packaging, in a size and location that gives reasonable notice: “Components © Barbara Becker Simon

Permitted Sales Outlets: Items created for sale using the company’s products cannot be sold to a chain of three or more stores without prior written permission from Barbara Becker Simon (bbbsimon@comcast.net)


Welcome to my shop! Do you love unique jewelry and lampworked glass beads? You are in the right place! I have been making jewelry for nearly 50 years and lampworking for 20 years. Nothing but the highest quality of craftsmanship and aesthetics will do! I use metal clay and glass to create fabulousness! Check out my loose beads too.

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About BarbaraBeckerSimon

Sales 1,069
On Etsy since 2011

I have always been an artist......

since I can remember, drawing ballerinas in kindergarten! I went to college to get a degree in Art Education and fell in love with an elective course: Jewelry!

Why do I love to wear jewelry, make jewelry, talk about jewelry, imagine future pieces while I wait at a traffic light?? Lots of reasons! Jewelry, an art form that is designed to be worn, has many functions: to indicate status (like a wedding ring), to act as a talisman or or amulet (a 60's hippy "peace' sign), to act as a commemorative symbol ( a class ring), or to just be an expression of your personal expression; not unlike way you decorate your living space, the clothes you wear, or the music you like to listen to. When you note the kind of jewelry someone is wearing, it gives you a hint as to who they are.

I make jewelry that comes from ideas the occur to me whether serious or silly, or Mother Nature's splendor, or what ever pops up. I just love to be able to express who I am by what I use to adorn myself. If what I do, clicks with you, then that makes me happy.

That first jewelry class was in 1966. I decided to further my education and get a Master of Fine Arts in Metalwork and Jewelry which would enable me to teach on the University level--which I did in Menomonie, WI at the UW, Iowa State University, and Southwest Florida State College. Now I teach all over the USA and the world: Japan, UK, Austria & Switzerland.
I am not only a teacher but a "Maker" as well. I have been making one-of-a-kind, commissioned jewelry for decades using traditional goldsmithing techniques. In 1996 I was introduced to flameworked glass beads and in 1997 to Precious Metal Clay and my studio emphasis took a wild turn! Now, those two media are the most prevalent in my work. Once in a while I revert back to traditional metalsmithing, but I am so in love with metal clay and glass that the saws, files, solders and casting aren't as tempting as they once were! I am surprised because I always thought I would be making art jewelry with those traditional materials--gold, diamonds, sterling, etc. You never, ever know what unexpected things will happen in life!
Over the years, I have written a book, "Metal Clay Beads" (sadly out of print--but you can find it on Amazon), won prestigious awards (Saul Bell Design Award 2007, 2011), traveled the world to teach, and hopefully provided guidance and inspiratiion to beginning, and beyond, jewelry artists. Lately, I have seen a good number of private students here in my well equipped studio. (I have 50 years of accumulated tools and "toys!" for them to play with!) It is such a pleasure to welcome students into my home studio!
I feel so lucky to do what I am good at and what I love to do for my livelihood. Whether you own a piece that I have made, a tool that helps you in your work, or have participated in a class I taught, I am so grateful to have touched your life.

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