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Barbara Briggs Designs · 3d ago

I’ve Been Busy Outdoors, But…

I did manage to carve out a bit of free time to work on some beadwoven triangles.  These are part of a collection that will eventually become a Kaleidocycle (inspired by CGB). It’s fun comin...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1W ago

It’s Time Consuming, but…

It’s all so beautiful!  I’ve just returned from Murphy’s Gardens with a box full of herbs…thyme, parsley, rosemary, mint, and lots of basil!  They’ve been in a greenhouse so I will harden th...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2W ago

I Knew This Would Happen…

The weather pattern world-wide has been unpredictable of late! Forget spring…our lengthy and arduous Mid-west winter has seemingly become summer overnight! We went from snow accompanied by f...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2W ago

It’s Springtime and…

Flowers are blooming everywhere…even in my studio!  These four collections of polymer clay flower and butterfly shaped components have so many possibilities! Each component has a subtle matt...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

I know…

I said in my last post that the tutorial for the Geometric “Color Play” Square Drop Earrings would be available in a day or two, but stuff happens, life gets in the way, the dog ate my homew...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

A Natural Progression…

I love to make earrings!  They work up quickly and they are a great way to experiment with color.  Having created geometric warped square earrings and a recent series of geometric “Color Pla...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Channeling Edie…

If you were around in the 1960’s and into Pop Culture, you probably remember Edie Sedgwick.  She was part of “the MOD scene” at Andy Warhol’s Factory.  Edie came from a wealthy and eccentric...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Not Too Long Ago…

When I had first purchased my “Now That’s a Jig” wire-working tool at the Bead and Button show in 2015, I made a bracelet that I titled “Climbing Roses Bangle” and wrote a tutorial for it.  ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Predictably…

After the dreariness of winter is finally over and our snow has melted, my thoughts turn to flowers and butterflies as soon as spring arrives! I crave color after months of a white and grey ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

The Fruits of My Labor…

I do love making polymer clay beads…especially beads that look very old, if not ancient! These are beads that I made last week. I had run out of the faux amber, turquoise, and coral beads us...