By Kevin Clark for Women’s Mafia
Jewelry designer and creative entrepreneur Barbara Wilkinson is one of the co-founders of the Independent Designer Pop Shop (ID Pop Shop) a bi-monthly retail event taking place in New York. Her unique style, both whimsical and refined at the same time, is largely influenced by her time spent in South East Asia. She weaves special designs and patterns into her work such as lotus petals, leaves and tree of life symbols. Barbara sources precious and semi-precious gemstones from India as well as sterling silver and gold vermeil pendants and charms handcrafted in Thailand and Indonesia.
She has studied Studio Art at CUNY Queens College and the Brooklyn Museum Art School, and Photography at Parsons New School for Design. After a successful career in financial services, she decided to follow her creative pursuits and has now been creating jewelry for over seven years. Her work combines a certain playfulness coupled with classic yet modern designs and bold splashes of color from the exotic gemstones she chooses.
The Independent Designer Pop Shop is going on now through Sunday, February 24th, with more events to follow in the coming months. To learn more about Barbara Wilkinson’s jewelry check out her website: www.barbarawilkinsonjewelry.com.
The Women’s Mafia is a media partner with ID Pop Shop and has the pleasure of working with Barbara Wilkinson and ID Pop Shop.