Barbara McFadyen has been working in the field of hand-wrought Fine Art Jewelry since 1974. Gold, Silver, and Enamel are the materials chosen to explore and express her designs. Exquisitely constructed forms are embellished with precious and semi-precious stones. Color, pattern, and texture play in counterpoint throughout her work.
Her work is inspired by delicate forms in nature coupled with a strong Asian influence. A sense of harmony and balance is integral to her aesthetic. Recognizing the romantic and often whimsical nature of the human experience of love; adoration and playful affection are recurrent themes in Barbara’s work. Recent explorations into the world of bookmaking have been the catalyst for a new collection of intimately-sized and enamel-covered books.