About Lisa Barth Jewelry Designs
As long as she can remember, Lisa has always been one of those "artsy people", always making something out of whatever she could get her hands on, and a regular mess along with it. Growing up in Apple Valley, Minnesota, they'd go "rock hunting" and find beautiful agates and geodes in the rich, black dirt. Her fascination with natural gemstones was established pretty early in her life.
Lisa was an Art major (graphic design and photography) in college. The design principles she learned there have come in handy in many areas of her life. While her kids were young, she stayed home and designed and sewed custom window treatments. This branched into interior decorating as people needed help with more than just their windows. She found her specialty was in color, specifically in the physiological and emotional impact color has on people in their home. Helping people gain their desired effect, or making a house their home was very rewarding for many years.
As she was studying and working with color constantly, she began to see that not only did color effect the mood in the home, but also the mood of the person who was wearing it. Jewelry just topped it off so well. It was pure fun. It was a great way to share her love of color and natural stones while making people smile.
You can see Lisa's work in several galleries in the Atlanta area. She also teaches beginner through advanced wire art classes in private and group settings. She has been featured in the book Creative Canes, by Barbara McGuire, published by Design Originals where several of her necklaces can be seen. Lisa is also featured as the cover story In the February 2008 issue of Bead&Button Magazine, with a four page article inside.