native Minnesotan with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, Barbara
relocated to Southern California in 1983 and maintains a studio
in Dana Point, CA. She annually exhibits her work at the renowned
Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
each summer, and her jewelry can be found in galleries and fine
jewelry stores across the country.
Over the years, Barbara Hendricks has approached the design and
creation of jewelry from many angles, but she found that full
creative control was the true requisite of her artistic passion.
Barbara allows her inherent creativity to guide her vision and
her hands as a designer and goldsmith. Her one-of-a-kind, custom
jewelry pushes the boundaries of traditional design and has earned
her a prestigious World Gold Counsel Award. In the comfort of
her intimate salon-style studio Barbara has gained the confidence
of her clients and developed many long lasting friendships.
Barbara's work has been featured in respected jewelry publications
such as National Jeweler, Modern Jeweler, Goldsmith, Jewelers
Circular Keystone and Niche Magazine, which honored her with its
esteemed Niche Award. One of her exceptional pieces was selected
by the Festival of Arts and presented to award-winning actress
Jane Seymour for her contributions to the arts. Barbara was also a finalist in the International Pearl Design Competition in 2012.