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

Ready, Set, Go!

Some of the best finds are in antique stores. I am always on the lookout for items I can repurpose and up-cycle!  Recently, I came across two small, very flat wooden cigar boxes that I’ve ut...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Do You Like to Play With Color?

The power of color is amazing! How it is used determines what the eye sees. For example, these three geometric warped squares were woven using the same pattern graph design. Each was woven w...
Barbara Briggs Designs · 1M ago

Bead Soup…

I had not intended to start my warped square project with a confetti-like design.  I had carefully drawn out a mosaic-like colored graph, selected six colors, poured them into their respecti...