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MY NEW STORE IS OPENING IN
DOWNTOWN SALT SPRING ISLAND IN APRIL 2017.
CONTACT ME TO ARRANGE A VISIT: 250.537.7755
Artist. Mother. Creator.
BARBARA CLARKE: I offer incredible Salt Spring handbags made from the softest leathers, incorporating classic designs with semi-precious stones and southwestern influences. With a line of bespoke, one-of-a-kind bags, accessories and gemstone jewelery.
I started making leather bags in the early 1990’s. I was taught the basics of working with leather and though the years have taken far beyond my wildest expectations. I use ancient techniques of hand braiding and stitching to highlight the timelessness of the materials: gemstones set in leather are my trademark. I search far and wide throughout the year for my special pieces. It all flows together when the client arrives and I pair magical gemstones with colourful leathers that suit that person perfectly. Bespoke, custom handwork is so beautiful and special : contact me to arrange a commission or visit my shop to see what’s in store for you.
walks with beauty.
FIND ME: Saturdays on Salt Spring Island at the famous artists’ and farmers market, and in my downtown Salt Spring Island store starting April 2017. Until then I am open by appointment: contact me to arrange a visit.