Barbara Grimes has been designing for many years, specializing in elaborate beadwork on suede, leather, and shearling garments for both women and men. Most of her beaders have been practicing their art all their lives, and Barbara teaches them her personal style.
Her extensive collection includes a wide variety of hand-laced beaded jackets, tops, skirts, pants, ponchos, shearling coats, blanket jackets, and cocktail dresses, all made of luxury suedes and leathers imported mainly from Italy and Spain. She also offers a customized embellished line of great fitting jeans.
Barbara moved to Santa Fe in 1995 and attributes her love of beadwork and skins to her bloodline, as her grandfather belonged to the Cherokee tribe.