250-658-2612 (Pacific Time) info@barbalexanderdesigns.com

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!

PRODUCTS

  • shawl sticks
  • penannular/fibula pins
  • themed and artistic earrings
  • pendants
  • brooches
  • hand-made polymer clay jewelry and gifts

WHERE TO BUY

Visit my Etsy shop Barb Alexander Designs

See my products first-hand at these fine shops

WHOLESALE INQUIRIES

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.

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

COWICHAN FLEECE & FIBRE FESTIVAL
October 26, 2019
Cobble Hill Community Hall
Cobble Hill, BC

FIBRES WEST 2020
March 13 & 14, 2020
Langley Events Centre
Langley, BC

CREATIV FESTIVAL WEST
March 27 & 28, 2020
Abbotsford Tradex
2290 Cornell Street
Abbotsford, BC 

100 MILE FLEECE & FIBRE
May 31, 2020
Bradley Centre, Coombs, BC

FIBRATIONS
August 16, 2020
Fairfield Community Centre (outdoor show)
1330 Fairfield Rd., Victoria, BC

KNIT CITY
October 4 & 5, 2020
PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC

ARTIST PROFILE

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.

CONNECT

Barb Alexander Designs Etsy shop – I will be adding more shawl pins/sticks and earrings in the near future.

Facebook & Instagram coming soon.

CONTACT

My studio is in Victoria, BC Canada.

info@barbalexanderdesigns.com

Phone 250-658-2612 (Pacific time zone)