Barbara Warren, B Warren Designs
Barbara Warren a native of San Antonio and has been designing and making jewelry for 12 years.What started out as a hobby quickly turned into an obsession or as she sometimes says “her night job.”During the day she works as a speech pathologist in private practice in San Antonio.Barbara is married and has three adult children and one darling grandson. She is a self taught studio jeweler who began by taking classes at local bead stores to learn the basic skills. Over the years she has continued to take classes to hone her metal smithing skills.
Barbara designs jewelry with the belief that simplicity can make a statement., creating pieces that are handcrafted from high quality materials with great attention to detail. She uses a variety of materials including semi precious gem stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass, and vintage beads. Most designs include sterling silver, vermeil, or 14 karat gold filled metals.
For her, the process of creating is every bit as exciting as the finished product.She finds that every now and then she will make something that’s not quite what she envisioned and then will spend an excessive amount of time taking a piece of jewelry apart or replacing a stone that isn’t quite right.This tends to drive her husband crazy! “Just leave it, I’m sure someone will love it.” But for Barbara, that is the problem, she has to love it and want to wear it herself!Her hope is that customers love the jewelry they purchase as much as she enjoys the making of it.Barbara states “I am grateful for all of my customers and their continued support over the years.Participating in the King William Fair is always a highlight of my year! Thank you for letting me be a part of it.”