Joyfulcrow has created. Nothing is trite about what he makes, no lazily wrapped peridot briolettes here- this is the real goods! Plus Barney has a steady supply of fabulous stones because he also does lapidary. His other store on Etsy (which I have ogled in fascination) is lapidarious, a shop filled with earthly wonders just itching to be set by someone.
You can also catch of glimpse of how nice this man is by reading some of his forum posts on Etsy, particularly the Aspiring Metalsmiths and the Chatty Metalsmiths threads. He is so willing to help out with a problem or give advice to one of us fledgling gals.
Here is a sampling of some of Barney's work, all of which is so captivating that I can't say which is my fav!
Which one is your favorite?