Artisan Barbara Goertz displays one of her designs.

Skilful beader to demonstrate work Saturday at the Art Gallery

Barbara Goertz is passionate about beads and creates gorgeous jewelry

Jewelry fans will want to visit the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Market  from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 to see talented artisan Barbara Goertz at work.

Goertz is passionate about beads and creates gorgeous jewelry, which is for sale at the Christmas Market and at the CR Art Gallery Gift shop year-round. She started beading about five years ago, and it soon grew into more than just a hobby.

“I found I was buying a lot of jewelry and I decided I should try my hand at making it myself,” Goertz said. “Once I started working with all these tiny seed beads, I found I couldn’t stop. I really love it.”

Goertz’s earrings, necklaces and bracelets feature intricate designs made from the tiniest beads. She describes her elegant designs as “funky hippie” in nature. The beautiful craftsmanship ensures that her pieces appeal to all.

The CR Art Gallery’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Market, sponsored by Chan, Nowosad and Boates, Chartered Accountants, is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas Eve. The Market features the work of dozens of artisans from Campbell River, Quadra Island, Cortes Island and regional communities.

Be sure to stop by the Market this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to see beader Barbara Goertz at work.

For more information, stop by the Gallery from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 250-287-2261 or email contact@crartgallery.ca.