Barbara Ellis is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design In Sarasota Florida. She has received many awards for her work as a licensed Interior Designer and as a creator of fine jewelry. Barbara also creates and designs her own beaded jewelry pieces and patterns. She shares her craft by teaching at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs Florida, Bead Boutique in Naples Florida, and various Embroidery of America events and organizations.
Statement: Barbara is an Interior Designer, Artist, and teacher focusing on beadwork as her medium. She specializes in peyote stitch and off-loom weaving techniques. Her work has been showcased in Beadwork
magazines, Artcrafters Shows, Epic 31 Boutique, ACSWF Coop Art Gallery and Center For The Arts of Bonita Springs, Florida. "The process of working with beads and thread is meditative and calming, creating each piece one bead at a time."