Barb Alexander Designs
Adorn beautiful knitted or hand-woven garments with a shawl stick or pin that turns heads. Perfect on an open-weave shawl, cowl, scarf, hat, cardigan, ruana…not just a closure, these are pieces of jewelry. A collaborative effort between silversmiths in Bali and myself, these hand-made metal shawl pins are made from a blend of allergy-free silver-colored metals that will not tarnish.
Art meets function!
- shawl sticks
- penannular/fibula pins
- themed and artistic earrings
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Bradley Centre, Parksville, BC
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Fernwood Community Centre
1240 Gladstone Ave., Victoria, BC
(I will likely be inside the small building rather than outside in the park)
One obvious advantage of being a tour guide to Bali for the last decade is my personal connections with the artistic Balinese…including the silversmiths.
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.
As I’m not a trained silversmith, this collaboration is a dream come true. 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!
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Phone 250-658-2520 (Pacific time zone)