While receiving multiple collegiate degrees in nursing,Barbara continually found herself drawn to the beauty and appreciation of art. This passionate interest led to hours of study and lessons in jewelry-making and mosaics. While perfecting her craft, Barbara has successfully displayed and sold her work at juried art show. Upon retirement, Barbara has further pursued her love of art by becoming a volunteer at Chicago's famed Art Institute.

Jewelry designer Barbara Dermody spends many hours searching for unique semiprecious gemstones. Amethyst, agate, jade, jasper, turquoise are some of her favorites. Barbara uses sterling silver and 14K gold wire to wrap and create contemporary & wearable pieces of art.
These pendants are not mass produced. Each piece is individual unto itself just like the woman who wears it. Barbara's goal is to design unique jewelry women wear with pride.