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Dee Barnes Designs

Dee Barnes Designs

Dee Barnes is inspired by the use of rich colours, surface patterns and textures. Her jewellery stems from her original paintings which are hand cut into freeform shapes. Her desire is to create beautiful jewellery using every materials.

United Kingdom

About Dee Barnes Designs

I have spent a number of years running my own contemporary craft gallery in the historic city of Lincoln and now concentrate fully on my own making practice.

The Colourfield collections are created frommy own original paintings. I use acrylic paints, chalks, inks and gold leaf and resin. Every single piece is a one off, no two pieces are the same. I make collections in small batches according to the painting I have selected.

My desire is to emphasize the use of non-traditional materials and innovative techniques to create original, one off pieces of wearable jewellery.

This website represents a small snapshot of my work, for more information and any trade inquiries please email me at:
deelbarnes@gmail.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deebarnesdesigns/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deebarnesdesigns/

2018 - Events
Craft - Top Drawer Olympia (trade fair)

2017 - Events
Craft at Top Drawer January 15th-17th London ( trade fair )
May - The Handmade fair, Ragley Hall.
June - Art House, Leicester
June - Ferrers Art Gallery, Ashby-de-la-zouch
June - MADE @Westdean https://www.westdean.org.uk/events/west-dean-arts-and-craft-festival
September - The Handmade fair, Hampton court palace
October - Magpie gallery, Farnham
October - Handmade in Britain, Kew Gardens http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/

October - Christmas craft fair, Attenborough Arts Center, Leicester
November - Lustre, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-events/event/3634/lustre-2017.html
November - Dovecot gallery, Doncaster
November - The Handmade fair Hadden Hall Derbyshire
December - Christmas craft fair, The Guildhall, Leicester
December- Craft in the City, Waterstones, Nottingham

2016 Events
Trade Fairs:
January 17th-19th: CRAFT at Top Drawer, London, Olympia
April 10th-12th: The British Craft Trade Fair, Yorkshire showground, Harrogate.
Retail fairs:
April 2nd Artisans of Market Haroborough craft fair
June 9th-12th: Patchings Art Festival, Calverton, Nottinghamshire.
June 26th Holmfirth art market
September 16th-18th Kirstie's Handmade Fair Hampton Court Palace
September 30th-2nd October, The Art Market, York racecourse
October 6th-9th Great Norther Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester.
November 12th-13th Daisy Fawcett studio sale weekend
November 25th-27th The Harley Gallery Christmas market
lDecember 10th and 11th Craft in the City, Waterstones bookshop Nottingham

Places to buy:
@work, Pimlico
Gill Wing Gallery, Islington
Iapetus, Malvern
Cambridge Contemporary Craft Gallery
Omega gallery, St Leonards
Wistow gallery, Wistow
Platform gallery, Clithero
Attenborough Arts, Leicester
Ada Gallery, Market Harborough
AG Gallery Matlock Derbyshire
Franny and Filer Chorlton Manchester
Fisherton Mills, Salisbury

Memberships
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/dee-barnes-designs/






Instagram posts

Resin filled bezels with gold leaf
#workingonatheme #mismatched #mixedmediaart #unique #handmade #contemporaryjewellery #oxidised #goldleaf
Silver tops 😀
#newideas #newshapes #oneoff #oneofakind #silverwithgold #resin #handmade
It's been a good week, I've learnt alot about working with silver with help and advice from the lovely @gingerjeweller 💚
Onwards and upwards 😀
#makersgonnamake #newideas #newshapes #oneoff #oneofakind #contemporaryjewellery #resinjewelry
I've been playing with silver this week. I like it 😀
#silver #colour #handmade #colourfuljewellery #contemporaryjewellery #experiments
Dreaming of azure seas and summer skies when I look at this statement pendant 🌞☁️🌞☁️
#summersun #blueskies #warmdaysahead #statementnecklace #statementpendant #dreaming
#playingwithshapes #silvershapes #layers #facets #sundayspecial
New Satellite statement earrings. I'm going to be adding these to my website tomorrow. #valentinesday
#buymetheseplease #statementearrings #oneofakind #mismatched #handmade #contemporaryjewellery #colourfuljewellery #resin #resinjewelry
This Aqua and copper necklace is heading down to London Town 😀 @tomflondon
#blueandcopper #statementnecklace #oneofakind #oneoff #seacolours #handmade #paintedjewelry #resinjewelry #resinart
Here's one of the finnished earrings I was poking about with last week 😀
#statementearrings #paintings #resinjewelry #swingearrings #silverandgreen #silverandblue #handmade #oneofakind #oneoff
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Obsessing with  #newshapes #newideas #statementearrings
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Pleased with the texture in this painting, reminds me of the Yorkshire Moors. Soon to be made into a large pendant.
#moodycolors #landscapes #textures #goldtones
Think I like it.....🙂 #myyearincolour #colourpop
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