Barb Alexander Designs
Closures as jewelry! Adorn your beautiful knitted or hand-woven garment with a pin that turns heads. Perfect on a shawl, cowl, scarf, hat, cardigan, ruana…not just a closure, this is a piece of jewelry. These hand-made metal shawl pins are designed by me and made by a silversmith in Bali. Made from a blend of allergy-free metals, they will not tarnish.
Art meets function!
- shawl sticks
- penannular/fibula pins
- themed and artistic earrings
- hand-made polymer clay jewelry and gifts
WHERE TO BUY
Visit my Etsy shop Barb Alexander Designs
I am happy to consider selling wholesale to brick-and-mortar yarn shops, quilt and fabric stores, gift shops and other related businesses. Learn about wholesale opportunities.
Being a tour guide to Bali has obvious advantages and a big one is connecting with the artistic Balinese and seeing their time-honored processes with textiles, 2-D art and silver jewelry.
For several years I have collaborated with a silversmith named Nyoman. I provide him with design possibilities, we work together tweaking prototypes and his small staff produces the items I offer my customers.
For me this collaboration is a dream come true since I am not a trained silversmith. The metal used in my product line is called “white bronze” – a non-tarnishing blend of zinc, copper and tin. Some of the earrings in my line are 100% sterling silver and all of my earrings have sterling silver ear wires.
Adornments designed in Victoria, Canada and hand-made in Bali, Indonesia. Fair trade in every sense of the word.