I just completed a two-day workshop with Barbara Becker Simon called “A Smorgasbord of Beads”. Barbara generously shared her vast knowledge as she shepherded us through the creation of 3 hollow beads, one each of COPPRClay, BRONZClay and PMC3. I found it very cool that these beads were each constructed from multiple metal clay elements carefully melded together, rather than being built around cores. I’m now the proud owner of an autographed copy of Barbara’s awesome book, “Metal Clay Beads”, which details the beads we built in class and many others.
Today I’m featuring Barbara’s piece called, “Maltese Fishfull”. She wore this jaw-dropping necklace today and I just couldn’t take my eyes off it. She shared that the scales are created with syringe. Masterful.
Barbara’s home on the internet is here on her Web site.