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Barbara Briggs Designs · 4d 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 · 1W 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 · 2W 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 · 2W 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 · 3W 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 ...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Let the fun begin!

I love geometric beading! I love the preciseness, how the beads line up so perfectly, and how a project can sprout spikes and folds!  During the past few months, I’ve been exploring the Warp...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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...