Barbara McLaughlin

Jewelry Artist Barbara McLaughlin defines her work as “Rich Textures ~ Gorgeous Gems”. I am often torn as to which is more important; as both play an important role in how and what I create. Studio space is shared with her husband Robert, a lapidary artist on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

McLaughlin is inspired by Maclura pomifera, commonly known as the Osage orange. The exterior surface is hard yet bumpy, but delicate, the perfect tactile influence for my jewelry. Utilizing sterling silver sheet, I roller print the metal with original auto shop rags. I use high karat gold to create a neutral zone between the textured surface and the gemstones. 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! 

​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 freely explore techniques.

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ALL NEW Black and White Triple Stack Druzy Earrings
ALL NEW Morrisonite Jasper & Aquamarine Triple Stacks Earrings
ALL NEW Morrisonite Jasper, Aquamarine Stack Pendant
ALL NEW Osage Twist Earrings
ALL NEW Short Stack Earrings
ALL NEW Triple Stack Pearl Earrings
All NEW Triple Stack Silver and Gold Pendant
Aqua Totems Silver and Aquamarine Earrings
Dreamy Statement Earrings
Encore Unique Gold, Silver and Gemstone Earrings
Extraordinary Blue Sky Opal, Chrome Diopside and Agate Druzy Pendant
EXTRAordinary Caribbean Breezes Silver, Gemstone Pendant
Firestorm Jasper and Pietersite Gemstone Pendant
Purple Rain Amethyst, Gold and Silver Earrings
Red Rover Red Pearl and Pietersite Gemstone Pendant
Rise Above One of a Kind Opal Ring
Spring Rain Sapphire and Onyx Earrings
Stepping Out in Blue Lace Agate Pendant
Swiss Blue Totem Silver, Gold and Gemstone Earrings
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