About  Barbara
One of the most well-known rock climbing areas in North America is my backyard-the Shawangunk Mountains, more commonly known as "The Gunks".  I've lived here under the ridge since the early 1980's where I raised three boys and, thanks to my grandmother, became skilled in making many handcrafted goods.
I started out making my own clothing and sewing everything from wedding gowns to tailored suits to rag dolls. One of my favorite jobs was managing a fabric store! I also love making quilts, playing with fabrics of all colors is so much fun.
After a variety of crafting adventures, a friend saw a photo in a catalog of a particular bracelet and asked, "Can you make this?", and that was how Bracelets Under the Gunks was born! It has turned into a beautiful journey of creating one wrap bracelet at a time...bead by bead, in the woods under the shadow of the Gunks.

It is my honor to share with my customers the creations that fulfill my creative spirit.  Each bracelet is unique, and I love making every single one. Beads excite me!!
My wrap bracelets are the kind that make you feel good when wearing them. They will become your "go-to" pieces that you will reach for over and over, wearing them alone or stacking with others.

I enjoy using different materials such as semi-precious stones, Czech glass, leather, and various metals.  I aim for quality pieces that are affordable. I handcraft each bracelet with great care and want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.

Have fun wearing them!!
Some Facts
  1. Can my bracelet get wet?
    I suggest that you don't get them wet as it can damage the stones ,crystals, and leather. Store in a cool, dry place.
  2. When will my bracelet be shipped?
    I ship 1-2 days after payment is made, custom orders are shipped as soon as possible Ships USPS
  3. Sizing
    my bracelets fit an average wrist size.. Double wrap bracelet measures 14 inches from button to loop
  4. Payment
    I accept Visa, Master Card and Discover. Will have PayPal soon Call/ message me to order
Nancy P says,  "Barbara is amazing with her use of color.  Add to that her eye for combining beads of different sizes and shapes and what you have is a piece of art.
Barbara's bracelets are just beautiful.  I love wearing them."
 Eleanore M says, "I do not think of these as just a bracelet, but as wearing a piece of art!  You cannot just own one piece, because each one has its own personality.       I am in love with wearing them!"
Chris S  says, "Love her wrap bracelets, they are so versatile and are the perfect gift! Thanks!
 Jill H says, "LOVE LOVE LOVE my bracelets I bought yesterday !!!"
Denise B says, "Your amazing!! Love, love your bracelets!! Thanks

Where I will be

April 6 - Mohonk Brew Expo - Mohonk Mountain House​​

April 27 - Mac N Cheese Festival at Brotherhood Winery- Washingtonville, NY

May 4 - Middlebranch Veterinary Spring Fling Adoption , Carmel, NY

May 11- Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew & Beverage Fest- Catskill Point, Catskill, NY

May 19 - Hometown UnFine Arts, Craft & Upcycle Fair- Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery, NY

May 25 & 26-Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival-Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham, NY

June 1 - Craft Market Walk - Gardiner, NY

June 15 & 16- HV Wine & Chocolate Festival- Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz,NY

July 13- Beatle's Festival- Palaia Winery

July 20- Ride For the Cause Bike Rally- Palaia Winery

July 27 – Grape Jam /Kenfest for MS Foundation – Palaia Winery

July 28- Narrowsburg Riverfest, Narrowsburg, NY

August 3 – Palaia Woodstock Fest- Palaia Winery

August 10 & 11- Putnam County Wine & Food Festival- Mayor's Park, 61 Fair St, Cold Spring, NY

August 16,17 & 18 - 50th Anniversary Weekend at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Sept 1- Bethel Woods Harvest Festival

Sept- 8- Bethel Woods Harvest Festival

Sept 15- Bethel Woods Harvest Festival

Sept 21 – Palaia Fall Fest – Palaia Winery

Sept - 22- Bethel Woods Harvest Festival

Sept 29 - Bethel Woods Harvest Festival

Sept. 30 -Bethel Woods Harvest Festival-

October 5- Bethel Woods Wine Festival

October 12-Bethel Woods Beer Festival

November 2 & 3 - John A Coleman Art & Craft Fair- Hurley, NY

November29- December 1 - HV Artisan Marketplace - Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY

December 7 & 8- Bethel Woods Holiday Market