Hi, I'm Barbara Spencer, Artist and creator of American Jewelry Vision. After many years in the Corporate world and Real Estate I realized those careers never fulfilled my need to be creative. I had been creative with hobbies but not the real thing. I started making jewelry and learned about the huge array of materials available to work with. I had always loved natural stones & was particularly struck with the "rock" bug when visiting a rock shop in Banff in the Canadian Rockies. Then I discovered Swarvoski Crystals, a 200 year old Austrian Company. Now I'm hooked and want to share these treasures with others.