BARBARA MUNDELL - Jeweler and Silver Smith


The undulating shapes of vines and branches, twisted seaweed and shells are the inspiration for Whidbey Island artist Barbara Mundell’s finely-crafted Bella Terra jewelry. Her elegant designs form the settings for precious gems or freshwater pearls, highlighting a variety of color and shapes created by that exquisite gem-maker, Mother Nature.

Pendant, Bracelet, Earrings set
sterling silver with garnets

Sterling and Pearl Earrings

Pearl necklace, bracelet and earring sets made with unique clasps in flowing designs, lend a sophisticated grace to both formal party attire or more casual looks.

Double Strand Freshwater Pearl Necklace

With more than 30 years of metal-working experience, this artist combines quality and skill, with a stylish sense of chic to create memorable pieces. Be ready for the flutter of compliments that comes with wearing Bella Terra jewelry.
 

To purchase or inquire about Barbara Mundell's currently available pieces,
please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063. 

Double Strand White Pearls

Clasp on Triple Strand White, Pink, Bronze Pearls

Triple Strand White, Pink, Bronze Pearls

Working in gold or silver with shears, carving, engraving and repousse tools, Barbara crafts each individual part of her pieces first, and then skillfully joins them by careful soldering, using techniques that have been around for 5,000 years. 

"My style of fabricated jewelry is expressed in mostly botanical themes,” Mundell said. Vines and branches capture gems or pearls and hold them in unique settings, which the artist creates at her Whidbey Island home studio.

Silver Gingko Leaf Earrings in two sizes

Brass Gingko Leaf Earrings in two sizes

Drusy Agates and Mabe Pearls

Barbara also works with Drusy Agates, which are tiny crystals that form on previously deposited stones and minerals. Treated with Titanium they can occur in a variety of iridescent colors. Mabe Pearls are pearls that adhere to the mollusk shell rather than growing loose in the shell. Mundell inventively incorporates these eye-catching stones in her sterling pendants and necklaces.

Lavender Drusy Pendant

Sterling and Mabe Pearl  Necklace

Writing Rock with garnet in sterling
Chocolate Pearls

Purple Drusy, sterling setting

Purple Drusy, sterling setting

Green ?, sterling setting

White Drusy with Garnets
sterling setting

Green Paisley Drusy with Jade Beads
sterling setting

White Drusy with Flourite Beads
sterling setting
 

Sterling and Drusy Earrings

Sterling and Drusy Pendants

Sterling and Mabe Pearl Pendants

Lace Agate Pendants
sterling setting

Pink Drusy pendant
sterling setting

Turqoise Drusy , Apatite Beads
sterling setting

To purchase or inquire about Barbara Mundell's currently available pieces,
please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063.