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Barbara Briggs Designs · 3d ago

As promised…

The tutorial and beading kit for my “Geometric Warped Square Mosaic Drop Earrings” (inspired by vintage patterned tile work and CGB) is finished and listed in my Etsy shop!  The step-by-step...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 5d ago

Another Pair of Warped Square Earrings!

I’ve been busy this past week playing with Geometric Warped Squares once again! Aside from the  influence of several of my favorite beading books (Jean Power’s “Geometric Beadwork”, Diane Fi...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1W ago

Ooooh…

This shipment of pearls just arrived and they are beautiful. The colors are luscious and the variety of types include button, round, semi-round, peanut, large and small biwa, and potato. I l...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2W ago

Busy work…

I’m running low so it’s time to make more components for the “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” Kit. This entails creating more polymer faux amber, coral, and turquoise beads and sterli...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

I’m so pleased!

Have you ever made a Shutterfly photo book? Over the last few years, I’ve made four featuring my metal and beadwork and now I have a fifth book to add to my collection! This time I decided t...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Materials and Supplies…

This is a stash of goodies I purchased previously at the Bead&Button show. I’ve just received a list of the floor show exhibitors for the 2017 show and I’m looking forward to seeing their wa...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

What is a weekend?

I just loved watching Maggie Smith playing the Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. Especially when she inquired as to what a weekend is. I sometimes question that myself because I...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

The “Tide Pool” Cuff Beading Kit is listed…

Although the tutorial for this design has been available, it’s been a while since the “Tide Pool” Cuff beading kit has been listed in my shop. I had run out of the bronze metal clay seashell...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Formed, Dried, and Sanded…

These bronze metal clay seashell charms and buttons are now ready to be fired.  I’ve recently had requests for “Tide Pool” Cuff beading kits. Tutorials for this design have been available bu...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Time to reorganize…

I have an entire drawer dedicated to Delica beads…hundreds of 7 gram tubes have been stored there. But in the past year I’ve started purchasing bead colors in 50 gram lots and that takes up ...