BarbB Jewelry

BarbB Jewelry

Vendor Spotlight: Barbara Eldridge, BarbB Jewelry

After a busy life raising three children, Barbara’s creativity was in full bloom. Her favorite saying, “Oh, I can make something out of that,” kicked into action.

“I’ve always been inspired by nature and have an eye for seeing beauty in the unrefined,” she says. “Many of my favorite mediums are derived from recycled, upcycled and repurposed materials such as glass, copper pipes, copper and aluminum electrical wire, silverware and keys.” 

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As The Crow Flies

As The Crow Flies

Vendor Spotlight: As The Crow Flies

A dropped plate rarely leads to much more than broken glass and a lot of sweeping. But when Mike’s wife Wilder found her favorite 1906 china plate shattered on the floor, he set about remedying the situation. His solution: turn the plate’s remnants into handmade pieces of jewelry. Thus was born (half of) “As the Crow Flies and Co.”

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Florance and Leah

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Julie Bradley-Norton’s jewelry business started with a pair of leather pants that no longer fit. After holding out hope that she would fit into them again (who can relate?), Julie eventually gave up, got out her scissors and began cutting – voila…up-cycled leather jewelry!

“I love the feel of the leather in my hands and its endless possibilities,” says Julie. “I meticulously cut each piece by hand with an exacto knife and cuticle scissors. I then paint one side with a metallic paint because I want contrast to wear the piece with dark or light outfits.” The result is a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.  

Julie’s company name, “Florance and Leah,” honors her grandmothers – one a social butterfly immigrant and the other an artistic, quiet farm girl. Although both have passed, they continue to inspire this self-described “Jersey girl.”  
Come see Florance and Leah on June 16 from 10AM – 4PM at McConkey’s Market in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA).