My only goal is to offer you jewelry that makes you feel beautiful inside and out!
McLaughlin is inspired by natural textures / patterns found in nature. Textural inspirations are interpreted thru techniques such as stamping, roller printing, reticulation and the forging of metal with rusty old hammers.
Robert is my other half, the lapidary artist who cuts the many gems used in my one-of-a-kind designs!…. opals being my favorite! Oxidizing the sterling enhances the visual impact of the textures, with raised surfaces being highly polished.
Barbara McLaughlin is a self-taught metalsmith with a thirst for knowledge. Armed with her MBA, books become her friend. Experimentation in the studio was substituted for formal training, allowing her to explore techniques freely.
A lot of thought, time and patience has been curated into each piece of jewelry, capturing a moment of my life in metal and stones leaving an heirloom to be treasured for generations.
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