Who is Barbara Silverstein?
It’s a special love story.
It all began in the plumbing department
of a hardware store.
My eyes spotted braided stainless steel.
My response to its purity and beauty
was immediate and total.
And so began a process
that has lasted 23 years.
The love story continues
Just watch what’s coming next.
Today her designs can be seen at:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY
LA Phil Store at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Clark Art Institute Williamstown, MA
Metropolitan Opera Shop, NYC
When did Barbara Start Designing Jewlery?
After two and a half years of research and development, my first collection was shown at the Fashion Accessories Expo in NYC (1995); Acknowledged as “The Best and The Brightest,” in their magazine. In 1997, I became smitten with the lint catcher in a clothes dryer. That’s how the knitting collection was born. At the same time I developed my unique magnet closure. It may well have been the first in the USA. In 2001, I took first place in the jewelry category at The Chicago One of A Kind Show. 2013 brought one of my designs into the permanent collection at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, proudly wearing the title of “accessioned artist”