Announcement   I create and specialize in one-of-a-kind art jewelry. I find bead weaving fascinating and enjoy designing new creations and tutorials! Each piece is unique and meticulously executed using quality materials. Many of the components I offer are comprised of sterling silver and pure fine silver, bronze metal clay, and polymer clay, as well as resins. 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. 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!
In my Etsy shop you will find my designer beading/jewelry kits, patterns, components, supplies, and occasionally finished works. Enjoy!

Announcement

I create and specialize in one-of-a-kind art jewelry. I find bead weaving fascinating and enjoy designing new creations and tutorials! Each piece is unique and meticulously executed using quality materials. Many of the components I offer are comprised of sterling silver and pure fine silver, bronze metal clay, and polymer clay, as well as resins. 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. 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!
In my Etsy shop you will find my designer beading/jewelry kits, patterns, components, supplies, and occasionally finished works. Enjoy!

Barbara Briggs

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Creating is my passion!

“Adornment, be it jewelry or clothing, has always fascinated me. As a child I spent many hours creating wearable treasures made of all manner of found objects – twigs, shells, beads, buttons, cast-off costume jewelry parts, and more comprised my collection. I also loved playing “dress-up” and still do! I poured over the fashion pages of magazines such as Vogue and Bazaar. They became my favorite bedtime stories! In my day-dreams I was a princess dressed in royal jewels, gowns of silk and other finery. As an adult I am still enamored with jewelry and other wearables. It is the process of making these adornments that I find so exciting and being able to wear the end results. Creating jewelry and knitting wearable art has allowed me to experiment with color, texture, and form to my heart’s content!”

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  • Barbara Briggs

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    ARTIST’S BIO Studied jewelry making at DeCordova Museum of Art in Lincoln, MA and at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. Self-taught in fiber arts, silk painting, and free-form basketry. Owned and operated Fibre Ltd., a knitting and weaving studio in Cedarburg, WI 1978-1986. Taught beginning jewelry classes at DeCordova Museum of Art in Lincoln, MA 1990-1992, Shibori silk dyeing and free-form basketry at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI 1999, and sculptural basketry at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI in 2001. Received PMC (Precious Metal Clay®) Certification in 2005. Presently working in precious metal, polymer clay, beaded jewelry, and loom knit wearables, Barbara Briggs specializes in one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.

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Last updated on May 16, 2018
My work is One-of-a-Kind and made by hand. Therefore, if a piece is repeated, it will differ somewhat from the original.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS, REFUNDS, EXCHANGES:
All work is carefully made by hand from quality materials. If, however, a repair becomes necessary due to a design flaw or technical malfunction, it will be done at no charge. Repairs related to misuse or improper care will be done for a reasonable charge, plus shipping and insurance. Unworn pieces in perfect condition, with the designer tag intact, may be exchanged or returned within fifteen days of receipt, less shipping and insurance charges. Please email me for a return validation number before returning any item for any reason. All returns must be insured for their full retail value.
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