Barbara Bates

Barbara handcrafts necklaces, pendants and other jewelry using semi-precious stones like jasper and amethyst. She loves rocks as each stone has different properties and associations. She does not try to be trendy but rather prefers to make classic jewelry that can be worn for years to come.

She started jewelry making many years ago and still loves it. More recently, she has been making pendants by wire wrapping semi-precious stones which can be hung on a chain or piece of leather. Creating jewelry by combining wire and semi-precious stones is her passion. She says she is always thinking about stones and design ideas.