About Barb Designs

Stained Glass Pieces on Wall

I’m Baerbel (Barbara) Knodel and I’m a Jewelry Designer and a Stained Glass Artist. My designs are unique, elegant and affordable.

In 2001 I started my first Jewelry Designs. I studied the Art of wire jewelry designs at William Holland School of Lapidary Art in Georgia which I sell  at our store in Florida.

I work with semiprecious stones, Baltic Amber and Fossils. Since living in Florida I also turn Sharks Teeth, found at the Beach, into unique wearable jewelry. 

In 2014 I visited our local Glass studio to make my own glass cabochons for my jewelry.  Since then I was always interested in glass and became so fascinated in the ornaments the students made that I spontaneously signed up for a class and started my own Stained Glass ornaments. 

I’m a proud grandma, my grandkids live far away in Germany but I’m happy that we can spend most summers together over in Germany or here in Florida. We also have lovely Shephard-Labradore named Abby.