My work is an expression of discovery using metal as a medium inspired by great art, architecture and nature. The designs flow into my mind as I work with the metal shaping, weaving and forging. The end result is as surprising as the start.

Barbara’s background in the arts began as a dancer with a small modern dance company in NYC. As a student of the Martha Graham technique, she learned how the body moves through space. One movement transitioning to the next with effortless grace. Her designs and energy reflects the same passion she approached dance. Simplicity of movement and design.

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain said of Barbara’s spring fever work, “You’ve taken an idea and made it your own. It’s so delicate!”


Cape Ann Designs

Jacqueline Ganim-Defalco ventured into the world of wearable art in 2003. She displayed her work for the first time at the October 2004 Sea Glass Festival in Rockport, Mass.

Inspired by her husband Michael and their mutual passion for history and antique glass collecting, she decided to combine her business and creative skills. Recognizing an unfilled niche for high quality, custom designed hair accessories, she pulled together pieces of sea glass from Cape Ann.

Now she creates a collection of hair accessories and jewelry. She expanded to nearly twenty boutiques. Boston Globe, Cape Ann Magazine, and North Shore Magazine among others featured her work.

In 2008, Jacqueline’s work appeared prominently in A Passion for Sea Glass, the latest book by author Carole Lambert. Jacqueline helped form the Wearable Arts group inside of seARTS. The group hosts an annual holiday show in Gloucester.


As a child I watched my mother work in fashion design and as a sculptor.  We shared a love of color, texture and innovative, sleek design.  In my work I use a wide variety of beautiful beads from all over the world.  My jewelry, purses and scarf designs start with an idea. My trove of beads and gems, and any material that inspires. Swarovski crystals, seed beads, sea glass, polymer clay, inner tubes, zippers, straws, resin … anything that generates a creative design.


I find beauty in everything and can make art out of anything.  At the end of the day I fall asleep picturing new ideas and often wake in the middle of the night.  I specialize in custom work, melding the ideas and feelings of the client with my own to create a piece. I seek to artistically captures the wearer’s unique personality or the meaning of a special occasion.


As an experienced artist, my attraction to making jewelry is the joy of creativity, diversity of stones, colors, shapes and textures of materials. I lovingly make my designs with only the highest quality semi precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski Crystals and natural geodes. My signature piece is a three-strand crocheted necklace of freshwater pearls or semi precious gemstones.

Her Passion for Jewelry

Another specialty is a pendant necklace of semi precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski Crystals and one of a kind striking agate geodes from South America.