I began handcrafting jewelry 4 years ago. I started working with wire...loving the feeling of the
wire, bending and molding, thus the name Barb's Wire Jewelry. After attending a bead show, I
fell in love with handmade lampworked (borosilicate) glass beads. They have unique blended
colors, some with added dichroic. At a later time I was introduced to Kazuri Beads, another
handmade hand-painted ceramic bead, by the women of Kenya, East Africa. Each bead is
shaped by hand, without the aid of moulds or forms. Kazuri means small and beautiful in
Swahili, the language of Kenya. For added beauty I also use Hill Tribe Fine Silver beads and
pendants, made by the Karen Hill Tribe in northern Thailand, using traditional tribal methods
passed down from generation to generation. Both Kazuri & Hill Tribe beads are fair trade items.
I have studied with various artists, learning different wire techniques from wire wrapping,
making chain, beginning metalsmithing & fine silver fusing. I now teach wire classes at my
daughter and granddaughter's bead store ~ Bunches of Beads in Lodi, CA. I take great care in
creating quality handcrafted designs, using handcrafted beads, for women that like unique and
In the past two years I have been selling at Arts & Crafts Fairs (check my show schedule for a
show near YOU) throughout Central California. Encouraged by my many repeat customers to
have a website.... thus BarbsWireJewelry.com was developed.
If you see something you like but might like a different color...or something created special for
you contact me... firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for stopping by and having look. I'm always listing new and different things so do
2010 Show Schedule:
March 20 - Irish Days, Murphy's CA
April 23 & 24 - Apple Blossom Festival, Sebastopol CA
June 18,19,& 20 - The Pines Resort, Bass Lake, CA
June 26 & 27 - PacRep Theatre Summerfest, Monterey,CA
August 8 - Historic Placerville - Placerville,CA
Sept 18 & 19 - PacRep Theatre Harvestfest, Monterey,CA
Sept 25 - Pear Festival, Keselyville,CA
Oct 2 - Gold Rush Days, Murphy's, CA
Oct 9 - Emanuel Holiday Boutique, Lodi, CA
Oct 16 - LAVISH - Lodi,CA
Nov 19,20& 21 - Mountain Mandrin Festival, Auburn, CA
Nov 26 & 27 - Avery Christmas - Averys, CA
I accept PayPal. If you need to pay another way, contact me and we'll work something out.
Orders are shipped within 24 hours from receipt of payment. I offer either First Class Mail or
Priority Mail, which include both Insurance and Delivery Confirmation. Rates for these services
Standard - USPS
.01 - 49.99 $4.00
50.00 - 99.99 $6.00
100.00- up $8.00
Priority - USPS
.01 - 49.99 $6.50
50.00 - 99.99 $8.50
100.00 - up $10.50
California residents add 8.75% state sales tax. If your shipping address, in Paypal, is located in
the state of California this tax will automatically be added to your purchase total.
I gladly ship to anywhere!! Please contact me before purchasing if you would like items shipped
out of the country. Additional postage will be required.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do my best to make beautiful and good quality jewelry.
I will accept returns within 7 days if you find something wrong with the workmanship of the
item. You will be fully refunded, excluding shipping and insurance costs. Returned items must
be returned in their original packaging and must be mailed via the USPS
I will also do all I can to repair or replace an item if needed.