Bold, fun and unapologetic, Barbara Walter’s jewelry plays with our perception and shatters our preconceptions about adornments. Amongst her collections there are functional pieces with intricate mechanical movements, imposing sculptural rings with hidden characters, colorful toy rings meant to help us take a walk down memory lane into our childhoods and whimsical necklaces fit for a confident woman, homages to Dinah Shore and dinosaurs. The unusual shapes, surprising material pairings, her nostalgic narrative and miniature characters are inspired by tongue twisters, dreams, interesting conversations and communication in general. Ms. Walter discovered jewelry during her teenage years and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. Since, her playful jewelry has been featured in various publications and has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, such as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. or the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She also teaches jewelry and metalsmithing at Syracuse University, New York.

Plumb Bob Bear

Plumb Bob Bear Ring

Four Architecture Ring Impressions

Four Architecture Ring Impressions

Human Race Ring Toy

Human Race Ring Toy

Dinah

Dinah

Two-Finger Carousel Ring Toy

Two-Finger Carousel Ring Toy

Locks and Bay Gulls

Locks and Bay Gulls

BONUS:

Stock Market Pens 2

Stock Market Pens 2

Strike up the Band Matchbox

Strike up the Band Matchbox

Tease Pot 2 Cupper

Tease Pot 2 Cupper

Tease Pot 2 Cupper back

Tease Pot 2 Cupper back

*Courtesy of the artist


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Bold, fun and unapologetic, Barbara Walter's jewelry plays with our perception and shatters our preconceptions about adornments. Amongst her collections there are functional pieces with intricate mechanical movements, imposing sculptural rings with hidden characters, colorful toy rings meant to help us take a walk down memory lane into our...