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Barbara Briggs Designs · 1W ago

Do you remember this piece?

This is my “Loch Ness Sea Dragon III” Wrap design (inspired by Contemporary Geometric Beadwork).  I entered it in the Fire Mountain Gems 2017 Seed Bead Contest and the results have just been...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2W ago

Reflecting on time…

When I was a young girl, it seemed that every person over the age of fifty constantly remarked how fast time was passing. I didn’t understand why they felt that way. I’d watch the clock in m...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

Staying Ahead of the Holidays…

What am I doing this week? I’m creating tiny gift boxes and bags. With the holidays rapidly approaching, I’ll need hostess gifts and small tokens of appreciation to give to friends and servi...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 4W ago

It’s never too early…

Many gift-giving dates are fixed…birthdays and Christmas, to name a few. Preparing for these occasions is stressful enough without the task of running out at the last minute to buy gifts. Wh...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Last Night…

I had a dream in which I was teaching a bead embroidery class and as in so many dreams one has, it was fraught with problems that must be solved. In this dream (perhaps I should call it a ni...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

In a blue mood…

Last August while on vacation in California, I purchased some wonderful natural crystals from which I created molds This collection of blue and teal faux crystals was created using those mol...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Do You Have a Favorite Beading Stitch?

I’ve worked primarily in Peyote stitch for the past few years because it lends itself so well to geometric beadwork.  The beads sit nicely stacked like little bricks and it creates a fairly ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

I almost missed it!

The deadline for latest Fire Mountain Gems contest featuring Swarovski Crystals was October 8 and I finished this neckpiece just in time to enter! I had been so busy finishing up my latest g...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2M ago

It’s that time of year…

I love Autumn! Daylight now has a different glow with the sun lower in the sky. The prairie is awash with brilliant shades of yellow as goldenrod, native sunflower, and black-eyed Susan are ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2M ago

The Kit and Tutorial are Listed!

Have you been eager to bead a project composed of Warped Squares, but didn’t know where to start? Then you might be interested in my Geometric “Staggered Warped Square Bracelet” design…it’s ...