Barbara McFadyen

Hoop Earrings with Leaf Dangles

hoops are .5 inch in diameter, 1.5 inches from top of hoop to bottom of dangle

sterling silver, 24k gold keum boo


Barbara McFadyen is a metalsmith and enamelist who has been designing jewelry in gold, silver, and enamel for over four decades. She has become nationally recognized through exhibitions with the American Crafts Council, the Smithsonian Institution, SNAG, and the Enamelist Society. Barbara received her MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University and a BA in Creative Arts from Eckerd College. A 1981 summer immersion in Japan with Parson’s School of Design and the Tokyo Designer College, resulted in a turning point in her work and career.

She finds challenge and inspiration through teaching, and has led workshops at renowned craft schools such as John C. Campbell, Arrowmont, Peter’s Valley, Penland School of Crafts, and Kobe Design University in Kobe, Japan. Barbara is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Penland School of Crafts.

Barbara resides in Chapel Hill with her husband Douglass Phillips, their four children, five grandchildren and favorite dog, Bodhi.

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