Fair Winds Jewelry-Barb Baur

Fair Winds Jewelry-Barb Baur Fair Winds Jewelry features the wearable art creations of designer, Barb Baur. From the dawn of humanity, mankind has gathered near bodies of water.
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The living environment of streams, rivers and oceans continues to hold a fascination for many of us. We seem to hear the water calling us to walk along the beach, toss pebbles into ponds and sail across oceans. I feel the call of the sea and am compelled to create personal ornamentation. Fair Winds Jewelry collections articulate a relationship with bodies of water and the vessels that navigate them. Radiating wavelike patterns call to mind the patterns left in the beach by the endless waves and the ripples of a pebble tossed in a still pond. The same patterns found in creatures which reside in the ocean. I’ve always lived on or near bodies of water on the East coast of the United States, including living aboard a sailboat for 12 years as well as cruising the Intracoastal Waterway. This obsession with the forms of maritime vessels has translated into striking jewelry that both interacts with and adorns the body.

Operating as usual

The eleventh day of Christmas....Capn Floofer and I are deciding about whether to dismantle the holiday showroom/online ...
01/04/2021

The eleventh day of Christmas....Capn Floofer and I are deciding about whether to dismantle the holiday showroom/online booth. It’s been an odd, and yet surprisingly good, season thanks to Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and Society of Arts + Crafts a couple of great online shows and the support of my customers.
What do you think-leave it up or take it down?

#12daysofchristmas #sailorjeweler #nauticaljewelry #ripples #waves #benchjeweler #snagmember #nephillyartist #studiocat #capnfloofer

We didn’t want to just sit home on NYE, so we took a day drive so we could be home tonight. There’s a something really c...
01/01/2021

We didn’t want to just sit home on NYE, so we took a day drive so we could be home tonight. There’s a something really cleansing about walking on the beach to observe the passage of time. The clean air, the soft sounds of the waves and wind. Touching the waves with a deep breath and tomorrow I begin again anew. I am grateful for this moment of connection.
#ocean #sailorjeweler #newyearseve #seasideheights #deepbreath #ripples #waves

Working late on a couple of things and I turn around to realize I’m being watched. I reorganized the shop a couple days ...
12/18/2020

Working late on a couple of things and I turn around to realize I’m being watched. I reorganized the shop a couple days ago and I think Capn Floofer approves from her favorite perch atop the anvil.

#anvilcat #sailorjeweler #capnfloofer #fairwindsjewelry #benchjeweler #jewelersbench #snagmember #notgonnastaythisclean #repurposedshopfurniture

It has been almost impossible to get any boat work done for the last 6 weeks, but I was there for a little while today a...
12/16/2020

It has been almost impossible to get any boat work done for the last 6 weeks, but I was there for a little while today and the sunset was spectacular. I’m grateful for the reminder that it is nearly the solstice and although still a ways off, Spring is coming.

#womenwhosail #sailorjeweler #fairwindsjewelry #s2 #boatyardview #suzielightning #dredgeharbor #winterssailingcenter

Ready for the Mix and mingle coffee this@morning with my homemade cappucino and my favorite mug from @hughespottery. Joi...
12/13/2020

Ready for the Mix and mingle coffee [email protected] with my homemade cappucino and my favorite mug from @hughespottery. Join me! @societyofcrafts #craftbostonholiday #snagmember #benchjeweler #nauticaljewelry #womenwhosail #ripples #jewelersaw #3dprinting #smallbusiness #artjewelry #northeastphillyarts #northeastphilly

12/04/2020

The Rogue Wave Earrings!

Online now for a video demo premiere on @societyofcrafts YouTube for CraftBoaton Holiday Online. See how I make my Rogue...
12/04/2020

Online now for a video demo premiere on @societyofcrafts YouTube for CraftBoaton Holiday Online. See how I make my Rogue Wave earrings.

#snagmember #cbho
#benchjeweler
#jewelersaw #8/0sawblades #handsawn #ripples #roguewave
#artjewelry #blackfriday
#contemporaryjewelry
#sailorjeweler
#womenwhosail

11/27/2020

My assistant, Capn Floofer multi tasking, dusting the Formosa Stern Rail bracelet while watching for birds outside. We’re both here in our virtual showroom all day for CraftBoston Holiday Online- Black Friday edition! Visit my website and chat us up! @societyofcrafts

#snagmember #cbho
#benchjeweler
#3dprinting #formosa41
#idyepoly #capnfloofer
#artjewelry #blackfriday
#contemporaryjewelry
#sailorjeweler
#womenwhosail

It’s the little things.I’ve been hanging my main saw frame in the same spot (on the jump ring jig) for several years now...
11/23/2020

It’s the little things.
I’ve been hanging my main saw frame in the same spot (on the jump ring jig) for several years now and each time I close the sweeps drawer the handle catches it, and I need to lift the saw frame to close the drawer. Finally today I put in a little cup hook about 3” away to hang it and now I can close the drawer with ease.

Bharatanatyam is an ancient dance form originating in the temples of India.  I’ve been supporting a local bharatanatyam ...
11/18/2020

Bharatanatyam is an ancient dance form originating in the temples of India. I’ve been supporting a local bharatanatyam dance troupe, Usiloquy Dance Designs as a board member for about a decade with my dancers designs pendants and earrings. Based on photos from an Usiloquy performance, they are a unique gift for the dancer in your life and are customizable too.

#bharatanatyam #devadasis #templedance #benchjeweler #dancer #jewelersaw #etsyjeweler

11/09/2020

Thank you everyone who stopped by during the PMA Craft show this past weekend. It was my first experience with an online show like this. Now to pack and ship my orders and move onto the next one....
CraftBoston Holiday Online which starts Thursday and runs to the end of the season with special online events, demos and artist talks.

It’s not the same as in person, but I am having fun connecting with customers by chat on my website and video conferenci...
11/08/2020

It’s not the same as in person, but I am having fun connecting with customers by chat on my website and video conferencing.
It’s the last day of the PMA Craft show, connect with me until 6 today.
@pmacraftshow
#artbyhand
#pmacraftshow
#makingitasamaker
#snagmember #onlineshow
#benchjeweler #contemporarycraft
#3dprinting #idyepoly
#artjewelry #contemporaryjewelry
#sailorjeweler #womenwhosail

Disadvantage of online show..no one stopping by to try on my work, so I guess it’s up to me.Advantage- when the online t...
11/07/2020

Disadvantage of online show..no one stopping by to try on my work, so I guess it’s up to me.
Advantage- when the online traffic is slow I can go do the dishes. :-/
Here til 6 today and 10am- 6pm tomorrow.
@pmacraftshow
#artbyhand
#pmacraftshow
#makingitasamaker
#snagmember #onlineshow
#benchjeweler #contemporarycraft
#3dprinting #idyepoly
#artjewelry #contemporaryjewelry
#sailorjeweler #womenwhosail

11/06/2020

A tour of my show booth for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show!

Fun lighting in my home PMA Craft Show Booth! The work never looks like this in a convention center! I’ll be online toda...
11/06/2020

Fun lighting in my home PMA Craft Show Booth! The work never looks like this in a convention center! I’ll be online today, Sat & Sun 10am- 6pm. Send me a message to visit me here and be entered to win a free pair of earrings.

@pmacraftshow
#artbyhand
#pmacraftshow
#makingitasamaker
#snagmember
#benchjeweler #contemporarycraft
#3dprinting
#idyepoly
#art jewelry
#contemporaryjewelry
#sailorjeweler
#womenwhosail

11/06/2020

When you're doing an online show, it's ok to have extra onions with lunch. :-)

PMA Craft show preview tonight! One advantage to an online show is my kitties can visit the booth! I’ll be online Fri, S...
11/05/2020

PMA Craft show preview tonight! One advantage to an online show is my kitties can visit the booth! I’ll be online Fri, Sat & Sun 10am- 6pm. Send me a message to visit the booth!

@pmacraftshow
#artbyhand
#pmacraftshow
#makingitasamaker
#snagmember
#benchjeweler #contemporarycraft
#3dprinting
#idyepoly
#art jewelry
#contemporaryjewelry
#sailorjeweler
#womenwhosail #capnfloofer #calthecat

I am excited to be one of the 150 artists in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show this year! Did you know it’s onli...
11/01/2020

I am excited to be one of the 150 artists in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show this year! Did you know it’s online!
No worries about weather or travel! Grab a drink and log on to visit me and other artists from your home!

@pmacraftshow
#artbyhand
#pmacraftshow
#makingitasamaker
#snagmember
#benchjeweler #contemporarycraft
#3dprinting
#idyepoly
#art jewelry
#contemporaryjewelry
#sailorjeweler
#womenwhosail

You know it’s a good day when the postcard stamps match your postcard! #marketing #benchjeweler #fairwindsjewelry #snagm...
10/26/2020

You know it’s a good day when the postcard stamps match your postcard! #marketing #benchjeweler #fairwindsjewelry #snagmember #pmacraftshow #craftbostonholiday #3dprinting #vikingships #ripples

Fair Winds Jewelry-Barb Baur's cover photo
10/25/2020

Fair Winds Jewelry-Barb Baur's cover photo

Got my copy of SNAG 2019 Jewelry and Metals Survey today! I’m so excited to have my work in the company of so many amazi...
10/10/2020

Got my copy of SNAG 2019 Jewelry and Metals Survey today! I’m so excited to have my work in the company of so many amazing artists. Thank you to SNAG and the jury for putting together a beautiful publication. #snagmember #snagjams #3dprinted #vikingship #fairwinds #cadcam

We voted!
10/10/2020

We voted!

10/02/2020

Staring at older work while contemplating new work.

New processes and materials for familiar forms are leading me to new work ideas. #benchjeweler #snagmember #rhino #rippl...
09/24/2020

New processes and materials for familiar forms are leading me to new work ideas.

#benchjeweler #snagmember #rhino #ripples #artjewelry #recycled #links #contemporaryjewelry

Visiting the Cryptid Camper crew in Amish country before they head off on adventures West.
08/21/2020

Visiting the Cryptid Camper crew in Amish country before they head off on adventures West.

Thanks for the mention and featuring my teapot! I’m going to miss being in Boston this December, but I’ll be there onlin...
07/17/2020

Thanks for the mention and featuring my teapot!
I’m going to miss being in Boston this December, but I’ll be there online, in spirit and in person in 2021!

APPLICATION FOR CRAFTBOSTON 2021 IS LIVE!
We know it has been a tough year for artists so we have reduced our application fee. Visit Juried Art Services to apply and DM or email us with any questions.
#CraftBoston #CraftShows #SupportArtists

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1750

(Merman doll by Mimi Kirchner ; Boat by Fair Winds Jewelry-Barb Baur ; Octopus by Wendy Ellertson ; Bird by Carolyn Bach )

I had to take my amazing minions out for ice cream after they helped me lower the mast. This was the only payment they r...
07/04/2020

I had to take my amazing minions out for ice cream after they helped me lower the mast. This was the only payment they requested after helping me in the heat. When ya want something done, just call the brute squad, the same folks who raised an actual trilithon last summer.
#womenwhosail #s2 #suzielightning #unstepping #aframe #sailboatmast @ Delran, New Jersey

I like to drink out of vessels made by people’s hands. Grateful.#morningpages
06/30/2020

I like to drink out of vessels made by people’s hands. Grateful.
#morningpages

Shop cat sleeping on the job again. I hate to do it, but I have to move her so I can get back to work.  #smooth-on #gumb...
05/28/2020

Shop cat sleeping on the job again. I hate to do it, but I have to move her so I can get back to work. #smooth-on #gumbycat #capnfloofer #catandboxes

Bittersweet! Last zoom call of the semester congratulating the Tyler MJCC class of 2019. I have watched these folks grow...
05/09/2020

Bittersweet! Last zoom call of the semester congratulating the Tyler MJCC class of 2019. I have watched these folks grow and learn for the last couple of years and really can’t wait to see where they go! It’s been a privilege to be your teacher. Don’t be strangers.
Check out their work!
@tylermetals_2020 @tylermetals @megathaart @willowclarkjewelry @joydu.jewelry @drausdesign @victoria_fratt @justinegreenjewelry @annahaggertystudio @hessonart @lonskproduction @annaliu_art_jewelry @erin_mcmenamin_design @perridactyl_ @julicious_arts @dong_wen_arti @collinwhy.te @yichun_zhu @zwillingmetals

Feel like I’ve been living In this room the last six weeks. Funny in the last few days, Cap’n Floofer has been following...
05/01/2020

Feel like I’ve been living In this room the last six weeks. Funny in the last few days, Cap’n Floofer has been following me in and napping. It’s nice to have a kitty to pet while working. #shopcat #snagcat

Sneaking into my shop and working a few minutes here and there on a new piece. Finding time in this new normal isn’t eas...
03/24/2020

Sneaking into my shop and working a few minutes here and there on a new piece. Finding time in this new normal isn’t easy, but I’m enjoying exploring something different. I’m grateful for my home studio.

Last day at the @craftcouncil show in Baltimore. Today I dressed to match my work! Come see me in Booth 612 today until ...
02/23/2020

Last day at the @craftcouncil show in Baltimore. Today I dressed to match my work! Come see me in Booth 612 today until 5pm! It’s been a great time here, but we’re almost done!

#benchjeweler #baltimore #nephillyarts #artjewelry #ripples #journeybywater #3dprinted @ Baltimore Convention Center

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Fair Winds Jewelry collections articulate a relationship with bodies of water and the vessels that navigate them. Imagine the beauty of radiating ripples left by a pebble in a pond as a personal ornament. Then you can appreciate the beauty of Fair Winds Jewelry collections. I’ve always lived on or near bodies of water on the East coast of the United States, including living aboard a sailboat for 12 years as well as cruising the Intracoastal Waterway. This obsession with the forms of maritime vessels has translated into striking jewelry that both interacts with and adorns the body.

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