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Barbara Prestridge

Barbara Prestridge

Yucca Valley, CA

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I am a native Californian and have lived in Yucca Valley for almost twenty five years. My career as a teacher is now over! I have retired! I feel like I have been reborn. I have my degree in Art and over the years have worked with many different mediums. I have worked with everything from traditional oils and acrylics to Batik dyes, from weavings to sculptures. Now in addition to working with gourds and making one of a kind, handmade gourd jewelry, I have returned to my roots of painting. Each gourd piece is a unique blend of pyrography, (using of heat to draw, carve or scorch designs) dyes, acrylic paint and colored pencils. I then use the pieces to make the unique gourd jewelry.I now also use weathered wood to paint and then finish with colored pencils. I can't wait to see what the future brings as I weave my love of nature and the outdoors with my art in each signed "one of a kind" piece, be it gourd art, gourd jewelry or mixed media creations that I believe will withstand the test of time.

I am currently part of a wonderful art gallery up in Big Bear, California called Artisans Etc. Together with our sister gallery Artisan's 2, we house about 80 different artists' work. If you are in the area stop by and check us out! Hope to see you soon!
I am also now on Etsy, Sunny Ranch is my shop name. I have my jewelry there with lots of pictures for you to see! Hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks you for visiting my site. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 760-567-6640.
Barbara Prestridge

 

Barker Dam by Barbara Prestridge

 

Forest Road by Barbara Prestridge

 

Purple Flowers by Barbara Prestridge

 

Alone by Barbara Prestridge

 

Morning Shadows by Barbara Prestridge

 

Desert Storm by Barbara Prestridge

 

Turquoise and Copper #S80 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Lapis #S38 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Snowflake Obsidian #S34 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Carico Lake Turquoise #S21 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Chrysophase set in Gourd Wood #D155 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Amethyst #S83 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Quartz #B029 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Spiny and Turq. #B016 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Mexican Opal #B023 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Aussie Green Opal in Gourd Wood # D182 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Lapis in Gourd Wood #FF75 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Pyrite Choker #S73 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Turquoise and Copper #S68 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Black Agate #S77 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Inlayed Turquoise in Gourd Wood # D184 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Roman Glass #S82 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Rainbow Calsilica #S84 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Mexican Fire Agate in Gourd Wood #R119 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Crazy Lace Agate #D186 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Brass Horse #CH34 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Wolf Pups #GO74 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Rhodocrosite and Cherry Quartz #S75 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Pietersite/Labradorite set in Gourd Wood #D183 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Butterflies by Barbara Prestridge

 

Ammolite set in Gourd Wood by Barbara Prestridge

 

Australian Pilbara Jasper set in Gourd Wood #D165 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Parrot Wing Jasper set in Gourd Wood # D179 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Purple Spiny Oyster in Gourd Wood #D138 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Multi-colored Lapis #D166 by Barbara Prestridge

 

American Picture Stone #D181 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Rhodocrosite #S71 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Picture Stone Jasper #S69 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Turquoise and Copper #S67 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Chrysocolla and Malachite #H46 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Quartz Agate #B030 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Winter #B026 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Mexican Opal #B022 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Multi-stone #B018 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Amazonite #B008 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Southwest Colors #S65 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Chunky Turquoise #S63 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Baby Raccoons by Barbara Prestridge