Jewelry created by
Barbara Natoli Witt features
color, texture, micromacramé
and lace-making techniques.
Working methodically she
creatively combines textural elements into
elaborate designs. An extraordinarily
time-consuming process produces work
that is imaginative and evokes
a sense of lush richness.
Working in her signature style, this artist
mixes gemstones with found objects and beads.
With an eye for intricate designs and soothing
color combinations she creates pieces that
mix traditional knotting concepts with
The final result is colorful and unique.
Her inspiration is derived from a life-long study
of symbolism, history, and diverse cultures.
These exquisite pieces of jewelry
begin with simple concepts yet
evolve into highly patterned tapestries.
As the subject of a new book,
"Adornment, the Art of Barbara Natoli Witt"
by Lois Sherr Dubin, this artist will be
participating in a lecture and signing of the book
featuring her tapestry necklaces. It will be held
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 4:00 PM
at Museo ItaloAmericano, in San Francisco.
She will elaborate on some of the stories included in
the book and plans to show some of her latest
pieces as well as some vintage necklaces.
You can see more of her work on her website.