Bebe & tay is a distinctive jewelry line created by Barbi Thrapp. The name bebe & tay was inspired by her granddaughter, Tay. Tay affectionately calls Barbi “Bebe” and is often seen sitting with her as she creates her designs. Barbi’s designs encompass natural stones, as well as ruby, diamond and emerald gemstones.
Barbi began by stringing gemstones on silk, spacing them so they appeared to be floating. She continues to create pieces with this technique, and has added natural necklaces, braided leather and pearl, blown glass, and crocheted beads. As most stones are unique, no two pieces are exactly alike.
One of her signature lines is healing bracelets using natural stones and charms, featuring trees of life and other religious symbols.