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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.

Dee Barnes Designs

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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 based in Leicester UK.

The Colourfield collections are created from my 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, jewel like pieces of wearable jewellery.

This website represents a small snapshot of my work, for more information and any trade inquiries please email me at:

2018 - Events
Craft - Top Drawer Olympia (trade fair)
The Makers Market Kibworth Grammar School 5th May
Handmade Fair Ragley Hall 11-13 May
West Dean Arts and Crafts Festival 1-3 June
Arthouse Leicester 9-10 June
Made London 18-21 October
Lustre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts 2-4th November
Sieraad International Jewellery Fair, Amsterdam. 8-11 November

Places to buy:
Tom Foolery, London
Atwork, London
Gill Wing Gallery, London
Anne Morgan, Penarth
The Longship, Orkney
Iapetus, Malvern
Cambridge Contemporary Craft Gallery
Omega gallery, St Leonards
Wistow gallery, Wistow
Platform gallery, Clithero
Ada Gallery, Market Harborough
AG Gallery Matlock Derbyshire
Franny and Filer Chorlton Manchester
Fisherton Mills, Salisbury

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
September - The Handmade fair, Hampton court palace
October - Magpie gallery, Farnham
October - Handmade in Britain, Kew Gardens

October - Christmas craft fair, Attenborough Arts Center, Leicester
November - Lustre, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
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
November - December The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe
November 25th-27th The Harley Gallery Christmas market


Instagram posts

💙Feeling humbled this evening.... @sieraadartfair have used my #statementearrings on the promo poster for this year's fair!!!!!💙
#feelingproud #handmade #statementjewlery #mixedmedia #contemporaryjewellery #amsterdam #designer 💙
#components #gettingready #lotstodotoday #busybee
I like the marks and colours on this fragment.
#sunnyday #workingontheweekend #handmade #handmadeisbetter
My next event is looming quickly.... Should be working..... Off to tai chi class instead..... Hey ho..... A healthy mind breads creativity no? 😃
@westdeancollege @westdeangardens #healthy #taichi #restful #meditation #movement #getbusy #makelater #metime
I had an exciting commission at my last fair.. A large framed resin piece..., oh heck....
#goinglarge #sizingup #framed #resin #paintingtechniques #experiments #excited #shiny #blue #aqua #likeamap #messy
This is a reworking of a painting that I didn't like, I much prefer it now. It's hard to capture the subtle tone, textures and marks with a photo but it gives you an idea. Soon to be chopped up and transformed into lots of nice jewelry.
#handmade #handpainted #patina #patinationdesign #backdrops


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