Alexis Barbeau

My early art and metalsmithing studies were with the Oregon College of Art, in Oregon, the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and Revere College of Goldsmithing in California. Today, as a national award winning jewelry designer and scuba instructor for more than 40 years, my joy at diving into the ocean’s blue magic continuously inspires me with endless designs created as beautifully textured graceful shapes in uniquely wearable jewels. Experiencing silence underwater on a tropical reef with rainbow colored fish, corals, and sponges is to enter another world.

My custom work is carved from wax, cast, hand fabricated, and textured in karat golds and sterling silver. Natural colored stones and diamonds capture a sparkling flash, creating breathtaking designs. Pieces are one of a kind or very limited edition. I have been honored to have my Tahitian Lagoon pearl earrings chosen to win 2 national awards; one for Best Design in Pearl Earrings and Best Design Earrings from the 2019 Instore Design Awards.

In addition to sharing the passion and beauty of what I experience underwater, I want to focus attention on the preservation and sustainability of our oceans. A portion of my sales is donated to the Ocean Conservancy, the Coral Reef Foundation, and Reef International to help sustain their study of scientific education and ocean conservation.

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