Barbara Silverstein: It’s a special love story. It all began in the plumbing department of a hardware store. Barbara’s eyes spotted braided stainless steel. Her response to its purity and beauty was immediate and total. And so began a process that has lasted 18 years. The love story continues.
After two and a half years of research and development, Barbara’s first collection was shown at the Fashion Accessories Expo in NYC (1995); acknowledged as “The Best and The Brightest” in their magazine. In 1997, she became smitten with the lint catcher in a clothes dryer. That’s how the knitting collection was born. At the same time, she developed her unique magnet closure. It may well have been the first in the USA. In 2001, she took first place in the jewelry category at The Chicago One of A Kind Show.
Today her designs can be seen at galleries and museum stores in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington D.C., and here on Maui at Turnbull Fine Art Gallery and Studios.