Barbara West


he focus of my jewelry is metal and wire. Texture, form, and patina are the primary design elements, though I do use art glass, stone, and other beads and cabochons to embellish. I use both cold and hot connections in my designs, and may use a single metal (copper, brass or silver) or a mix. I draw much of my design inspiration from abstract art and geometric shapes. I am mostly self-taught, but have had workshops with Lexi Erickson, Kate Richbourg, and Kim St. Jean among others.