I featured Arizona based Barb Smith's work before (here and here).  Her style of knotted bead and leather bracelets has a distinct and attractive Southwestern style as you can see from my favorites shown above and below.  

She sells her finished jewelry in BarbSmithDesigns but also offers tutorials and kits in BarbSmithDesignsDIY for those who want to make their own.  It's so useful to learn the process from a professional to get a polished finish. She does a fabulous job especially with the button clasp bracelets.

Barb sells kits too which is useful for those who don't have the time to find the right components or those who don't want to be left with excess materials after a project.  

Do note that her kits do not come with tutorials which have to be purchased separately. 

I love how she has many widths of bracelets- from skinny ones to wider affairs. She uses different shaped beads including metal ones to great effect.  Which are your favorites?


If you'd like to win $25 worth of tutorials and/or kits from BarbSmithDesignsDIY,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, October 25, 2021. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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