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Barbara Briggs Designs · 20h ago

Ready, Set, Go!

Some of the best finds are in antique stores. I am always on the lookout for items I can repurpose and up-cycle!  Recently, I came across two small, very flat wooden cigar boxes that I’ve ut...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 4d ago

Do You Like to Play With Color?

The power of color is amazing! How it is used determines what the eye sees. For example, these three geometric warped squares were woven using the same pattern graph design. Each was woven w...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1W ago

Bead Soup…

I had not intended to start my warped square project with a confetti-like design.  I had carefully drawn out a mosaic-like colored graph, selected six colors, poured them into their respecti...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1W ago

More Beads…

This order of Delica beads arrived several weeks ago, but I’ve been so busy playing with resin and making rings that I haven’t had gotten around to doing anything with them.  The first step ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2W ago

Last Weekend…

I took a class taught by Richard Salley (great teacher BTW!!!) and learned to make the “Ketoh Bracelet”…typically a wrist guard worn by Navajo Indian archers to protect their forearms from t...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

You Asked For It!

There used to be a TV show back in the 1950’s called “You Asked For It”, but in this case I am referring to the tutorial I promised for making “Resin Faux Crystals and Druzy Cabochon”.  I’ve...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

Haleakala?

I’ve seen it and even took an early morning bike ride downhill from Haleakala on one of my vacations to Maui. This latest resin ring so reminds me of a volcano glowing with shades of bright ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 4W ago

Twin Peaks…

I’ve finished another!  This third in a series of resin faux crystal rings is titled “Faux Beryl Crystals Ring”. Measuring 25mm in height from the base and 30mm in width, the oblong ring sit...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Before and After…

This ring started with just three pieces of silver…a bezel, backing, and ring shank. Having hammer-textured the silver, the bezel join was soldered and then all three pieces were soldered to...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

A productive week thus far…

Can you tell that I’m having fun?  All beading and polymer clay projects have taken a backseat to resin for the moment.  I’m still exploring faux crystals made of resin and have just finishe...