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Juried Members > Barbara McLaughlin

Media: Metal Jewelry

I am often torn as to which is more important, the rich textures or gorgeous gems as both play an important role in how and what I create. Babs uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to hand-fabricate each piece, some include forging, stamping, and the reticulation of silver, another attribute of her work is the contrast of metals. Babs McLaughlin is a self-taught metalsmith with a thirst for knowledge. Armed with her MBA from Sacred Heart University, books became her friend. Experimentation in the studio was substituted for formal training, allowing her to explore techniques freely.