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Barbara Briggs Designs · 2d ago

You Asked For It!

There used to be a TV show back in the 1950’s called “You Asked For It”, but in this case I am referring to the tutorial I promised for making “Resin Faux Crystals and Druzy Cabochon”.  I’ve...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 5d ago

Haleakala?

I’ve seen it and even took an early morning bike ride downhill from Haleakala on one of my vacations to Maui. This latest resin ring so reminds me of a volcano glowing with shades of bright ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1w ago

Twin Peaks…

I’ve finished another!  This third in a series of resin faux crystal rings is titled “Faux Beryl Crystals Ring”. Measuring 25mm in height from the base and 30mm in width, the oblong ring sit...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1W ago

Before and After…

This ring started with just three pieces of silver…a bezel, backing, and ring shank. Having hammer-textured the silver, the bezel join was soldered and then all three pieces were soldered to...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2W ago

A productive week thus far…

Can you tell that I’m having fun?  All beading and polymer clay projects have taken a backseat to resin for the moment.  I’m still exploring faux crystals made of resin and have just finishe...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 2W ago

Druse, Drusy, Druzy…

Whichever way you choose to spell it, I find Druzy to be dazzling! If you haven’t a clue of what I’m referring to it is a coating of fine crystals that appear on a fractured rock or within a...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 3W ago

This Past Week…

I’ve been playing with resin. These faux resin crystals don’t look like much just out of the mold, but after I clean them up and buff them on my JoolTool they’ll be really beautiful! I have ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Faux Amber, Coral, and Turquoise Revisited…

I spent time this past week replenishing the polymer clay faux amber, coral, and turquoise beads that are included in my “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” kit. After finishing my task ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Lucky Me!

Richard Salley is teaching the Ketoh Bracelet (shown above) workshop in Mineral Point , Wisconsin at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts on July 22-23 and I’ve signed up for his class! This ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

As Usual…

What I liked best about the Bead & Button Show was a class taught by Susan Lenart Kazmer. Over the past years I’ve taken several of her classes and they always inspire me to get back in the ...