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Juli grew up a shy, middle child and is a woman of few words whose jewelry speaks volumes about herself, her feelings and her perspective on the world.  A modern alchemist of design, she melds industrial imagery and organic aesthetics together to create new and unique designs.  Juli's love for asymmetrical design was immediately made apparent in her very first bead craft:  a pair of mismatched earrings created when she was sixteen.  She developed her eclectic style by reading about and experimenting with every style and technique she could get her hands on, from stitched bead jewelry to riveted metals and from wire wrapping to precious metal clays.  No matter what Juli creates, her sense of humor & fun, love of the craft and sense of style come through.  Juli would probably blog more often if her rather large tabby cat, Rocky, didn't insinuate himself between her hands and the keyboard.  However, she does regularly update her facebook fan page for Juli's Jewels.  Juli is always paying-it-forward, not only on a personal level, but through her company with "just because" giveaways.  Juli's Jewels ArtFire artisan shop is jam packed with earrings, pendants, necklaces, anklets and more that are ready to ship and she loves to make custom orders for people too!

Friday, July 31, 2009

ArtFire and Me

Just a quick update. I am now on ArtFire. I only have four (these necklaces are two of them) items posted so far but in the next couple of days I will add more. Please come check me out at artfire.com/users/julisjewels

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

August Fun for Everyone

August fun for everyone!

Here is a small sampling of what new fun I’ve been up to this past week. Copprclay pieces, all one of a kind, are just waiting to be turned into jewelry. All of the pairs have already been made into earrings (the skull and crossbones pair is so cute, I want to keep them for myself!). The long curved one will be a bracelet using chain to finish it off. All the rest will be necklace pendants (except the Owl and the Hippo, they were special for my family. Dee, forget you saw this.). They are “Embrace Imperfection”, “Live the Life You’ve Imagined”, “Hey Cupcake”, a rustic bird coin, the little love monster, and the sun.

Want to see how they turn out? Well, you can visit me at one of my two upcoming shows this August.

My current show schedule for August –

What: 13th Annual Placerville Craft Faire
When: Sunday, August 9th from 8 am to 3 pm
Where: Main Street, Placerville
Handmade only craft faire in the middle of Historic Placerville’s Downtown area.

What: Third Saturday Design Downtown
When: Saturday, August 15th from 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: K Street between 10th & 11th
Shopping and music and fashion...what could be better

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Design Downtown

The Sacramento News and Review will be hosting Design Downtown this Saturday, July 18th from 3pm to 9pm (and hopefully ever third Saturday from now 'til at least October...).
To quote the News and Review "...over 40 local arts, crafts and fashion vendors will descend upon K Street, transforming downtown Sacramento into a bustling creative district. Discover some of the city's greatest DIY artists while supporting local businesses." There Our hope is that thousands of people of all ages will embark upon downtown to participate in this exciting event; street vendors, community art projects, trunk sales, a fashion bazaar, fashion shows, a beer garden and live entertainment on multiple stages will be just some of the sights and activities that people will take in.
Why, you might ask, am I telling you this? Because Juli's Jewels will be there (yup, that's me!). Stop by and say "Hi".

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Second Saturday in Sacramento

In Sacramento (California, is there another one? I don’t know. Okay, I Googled it, there’s only the one…but, I digress), primarily in the Midtown area, but also in some of the other areas of town, Second Saturday is the thing to do. What is Second Saturday (besides being the second Saturday of any given month.) you ask? Well…according to the Second Saturday website, http://2nd-sat.com/ Every month, art galleries in the Sacramento area keep their doors open late and invite the public to participate in the Second Saturday Art Walk. Visitors can grab a bite to eat, walk from gallery to gallery viewing brand new art works, hear live music and explore the region's vibrant art districts. (This is mostly for the Midtown portion, but it sums it up nicely)

This Saturday, July 11th, is Second Saturday. Here is a list of Second Saturday events that I am interested in and will be figuring out how to cram them all into my Saturday evening.

“Pop America”
Saturday, July 11 from 6pm – 10pm
Side Show Studios – 5635 Freeport Blvd #6 (near Fruitridge)

Comic books, action figures, board games; these are the popular themes representative of pop counter culture and are distinctly Americana as apple pie. Pop Art takes iconic images from television, magazines, and all forms of advertising as a way to define us as a society. If Star Wars, Chia Pets, and Spam influenced your childhood and now your art, then this is the show for you! (btw, my collage, “Pink Plastic Flamingo”, will be on display.)

"Painting for Paws" - A Fundraiser for Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
Saturday, July 11 from 6pm - 10pm
Pavilions Shopping Center, Fair Oaks Blvd., Near Howe Ave.
No admission fee!
Featuring artwork created by cats and dogs! Plus food, wine, and one-of-a-kind silent auction packages and artwork by local artists. Local artists include: Ann Raglands Bowns, Barbara Dow, Char Hall, Christian A. Cinder, David Ainsworth, Dyana Martin, Elizabeth Wocasek, Evie Turner, Genelle Dwyer, Ilsa Hess, Jane Buckingham Garofalo, Janet Aly, Jared Konopitski, Jill Allyn Stafford, Kelly Croisdale, Kenna Foster, Kim Brownell, Krissi Sandvik, Linda Nunes, Margot Comer, Melody Claussen-Furry, Nicolas Caesar, Stacey Lamothe, Susan Knopp, Temple Terkildsen, and more!

“Park Your Art” (July theme – Ice Cream Social)
Saturday, July 11 from 6pm - 11pm
McMartin Realty parking lot, 21st & K Streets

Artists and crafters selling in the parking lot and there will be live music, too. Say “Hi” to Sophia of Simply Strands.

The Sacramento Art Complex
2110 K St
The Sacramento Art Complex (a.k.a the "SAC" Building) is an artist community located in midtown Sacramento. Visit 20+ artist studios featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, and digital artists all within one building. There’s always something interesting to check out there, and say “Hi” to Susan Rabonvitz of Little Relics.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Juli's Jewels July Schedule

Here is my schedule for July. I know, something a little different this time.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's finished!

My collage - Pink Plastic Flamingo - is finished! It has been accepted at Side Show Studios for their July exhibit, Pop America (which is celebrating American Pop Culture).
I am really happy with how this turned out. If you want to see it in person, go to Side Show Studios, located at 5635 Freeport Blvd #6 in Sacramento, from July 11th to August 3rd.
Also, it works really well for an ArtCHIX blog challenge, play with pink and blue. Check it out.


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