Florida Artist Alexis Barbeau – Unique ocean inspired jewelry
I took courses to learn basic techniques of soldering, piercing, wax carving and casting, and stone setting in San Francisco at the Academy of Art, and the Revere College of Goldsmithing. It's been almost 30 years, and much trial and error, but passion has persisted in providing the impetus to go on. Finding something that I love and staying with it, has led me deeper into my original search, and given me a means to survive both spiritually and physically. I am very grateful to be so fortunate to produce beautifully pleasing objects of adornment and passion.
A portion of my sales is donated to the Ocean Conservancy; a national organization which "promotes healty and diverse ocean ecosystems through research, education, and science-based advocacy". I am member of the Manufacturing Jewelers Association and the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group.
The collection is currently featured at Lily and Company in Sanibel. It has been featured at Sak's Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom's, and Macy's. Pieces can also be purchased directly from this website as well as fine juried art shows along the East Coast which include:
ArtiGras - Jupiter,FL,
Boardwalk Arts Festival - Virginia Beach, VA
Las Olas Art Festival - Ft Lauderdale, FL
Coconut Grove Arts Festival- Miami, FL
Naples National Art Festival - Naples, FL
Bonita Springs Art Festival - Bonita Springs, FL
Crafts at Lincoln Center - NYC, NY
Ann Arbor Art Festival - Ann Arbor, MI
Shadyside Art Festival - Pittsburgh, PA