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.

Just Posted

Abram to run again for Strathcona Regional District’s Area C

Fibre optics, housing, fire service among his priorities

Cortes Island strengthening nuisance provisions

New bylaw will be easier to enforce legally

Campbell River student preps for Skills Canada finals

Dawson Vanderwiel will compete against other top cabinet-makers

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

Man dead after crashing vehicle into hydro pole and tree in Gibsons

Dog also hurt in collision, which happened Wednesday morning

Study recommends jurors receive more financial and psychological support

Federal justice committee calls for 11 policy changes to mitigate juror stress

Research needed on impact of microplastics on B.C. shellfish industry: study

SFU’s department of biological sciences recommends deeper look into shellfish ingesting microbeads

B.C. dad pens letter urging overhaul of youth health laws after son’s fatal overdose

The Infants Act currently states children under 19 years old may consent to medical treatment on own

Singh sides with B.C. in hornet’s nest of pipeline politics for the NDP

Singh had called for a more thorough environmental review process on the proposal

VIDEO: B.C. woman gets up-close view of Royal wedding

Kelly Samra won a trip back to her home country to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say ‘I do’

30 C in B.C., 30 cm of snow expected for eastern Canada

It might be hot in B.C., but the rest of Canada still dealing with cold

Horgan defends fight to both retain and restrict Alberta oil imports

Alberta says pipeline bottlenecks are kneecapping the industry, costing millions of dollars a day

Most Read