Barbara Heinrich

 
18k gold, labradoriteTop and Bottom Leaf Guard Rings (with example of middle ring), 18k goldNecklace, 18k gold, black diamondsSingle Olive Leaf earrings, 18k white gold (also available in yellow)
Triple Olive Leaf earrings, 18k white gold (also available in yellow)18k gold, south sea pearlsSwirl Necklace, 18k, labradorite cabochons
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Born in Heilbronn, Germany , Barbara Heinrich grew up in the vineyards of her family’s winery. Used to keeping herself busy, she collected pods, snail shells and broken glass pieces to make jewelry. She strung together dyed noodles and dried them in the sun to make necklaces. “The inspiration to make jewelry has always been with me,” she tells.

Graduating from dried noodles she worked with glass beads and silver wire jewelry as a teen, selling her pieces on a piece of velvet on the streets of her home town.
Eventually she signed up for jewelry instruction and after graduating with top honors in Germany she won a scholarship to continue her studies in the United States .

Here she earned a masters degree from RIT, met her husband Gregory, a doctor of chiropractic and built a studio with beautiful light open space, arched windows and skylights.

Just as her jewelry is a delicate balance between hard geometric lines and flowing organic shapes, her life is a balance between raising her two teenage children Tanya and Timo and spending time in her studio. Heinrich welcomes this challenge stating that it forces her to live completely in the present time consciousness. In her free time Heinrich enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing and ballroom dancing.

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