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Barbara Briggs Designs · 3d 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 · 1W 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 · 2W 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 ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

It’s been a long time coming, but…

Here it is…my “Staggered Geometric Warped Square Bracelet”. I’m extremely pleased with the finished design and feel it was definitely worth the time it took to execute. The geometric bracele...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 4W ago

Here’s a Sneak Peek…

I’m on the “home stretch” with this “Staggered Geometric Warped Square and Triangle Bracelet”.  Had I stopped with just the warped squares, it would be finished and ready to wear, but I want...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Oh, My!

I could not ask for a more perfect day to be on the screened porch beading to my heart’s content in the company of cats!  I’m surrounded by the glorious colors of a fast approaching autumn, ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Another Find…

Aren’t these the cutest little glass bottles ever! Look at how tiny they are next to the tube of Delica beads! These are another “find” from my latest antique shop excursion. I have no idea ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Woohoo!!!!

I am so excited!!!  In early March I entered my bead-embroidered neckpiece featuring polymer clay flowers and butterflies in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads “Creative Clays” contest.  I’ve been...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Getting There…

Designing and engineering this warped square beading project has taken longer than I imagined, but I’m closing in and can see light at the end of the tunnel. Part of why it has taken so long...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

I’m Back in the Studio…

While vacationing in California over the past two weeks, I did find some time to work on a beading project and that was something I hadn’t done in a while. But I also found time to stop in a...