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Barbara Briggs Designs · 1w ago

Channeling Matisse…

In the 1940’s during the later years of his life, Henri Mattise began to create with paper cutouts almost exclusively. He described these works as “drawing with scissors”. Using large sheets...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1W ago

The Tutorial and Kits are Ready!

I’ve just finished the tutorial for my “Fleurs et Papillons” Cuff!  While proofreading the tutorial it occurred to me that there are so many possibilities for making the cuff! Although I use...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2W ago

More Flowers and Butterflies!

I’m having a spring fling! I’ve just finished my “Fleurs et Papillons” mixed-media cuff incorporating polymer clay and bead embroidery! Was this fun to make? Delightful! And it worked up rap...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

In a Blue Mood…

Presently I am loving the color blue…everything from Twilight to Powder. Perhaps the profusion of beautiful bluebells sprouting along our woodland path contributes to my wanting to work with...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 4W ago

Finished!

Remember all those polymer clay flowers I made last week? Were you wondering what I would make with them? I had several ideas in mind, but bead embroidery was the technique I chose. Until no...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Form and Function…

Flowers in your hair, flowers everywhere…for all you flower children, here’s a sneak peek of a new project I’ve just begun! I’ve just made dozens of polymer clay cut-outs.  In the above phot...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Fashionista Eye Candy…

I’ll admit that I love fashion. Although my wardrobe is composed primarily of black and neutrals, I enjoy perusing the wildly avant-garde pieces in fashion magazines. I live in the country w...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

The Tutorial and Kit is Ready!

Snow may be on the way, but I’m ringing in Spring! After spending the past few months making several pairs of geometric earrings, I really wanted to get back to doing bead embroidery!  I mis...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Everything’s Coming Up Roses…

My “Six Petal Bloom” Bead-Embroidered Brooch is finished and I love it! Measuring 3″ in diameter, it is quite the statement piece!  The focal cabochon used in this pearl and Swarovski crysta...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Dazzling…

This is a sneak peek at several resin Faux Fire Opals that I made last week and the colors are mesmerizing…they are absolute “eye candy”! Each measures 25mm in diameter and one will be used ...