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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!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More Fun Things at the Rings & Things Bead Show

I had a chance today to run over to McClellan and check out the Rings & Things Bead Tour for a short while today and I picked up a few things I had been needing (more about that in a sec). While I was there I ran into some of my jewelry buddies from the Midtown Bazaar! Steven from New Old Jewelry was there as were North and Sharon of Jewelry by North, and it was a first time for all of them!

So, what did I get you might ask; well, lemme tell you!

I got four packets of Crystal Jams, which are a 1 gross (144 pieces) mix of 4mm Swarovski xillions and bicones in complimentary color themes AND they all have cute names too! They are $12.00 per packet (which works out to $.08 per bead-CHEAP!).

I got (from L to R, top row) Walking on Sunshine and True Colors and (from L to R, bottom row) Jailhouse Rock and I Knew the Bride

I also got these cool, copper gears and sprockets. $4.10 for a dozen pieces per style ($.34 per each).

The style are Gear, Gear Outline and Sprocket

And last but not least, I picked up these beautiful, faceted smoky quartz beads. Here is why going to the R & T Bead Tour shows is such a great thing...These beads are 50% off the ticketed price and then another 15% off on top of that! So the 6mm faceted rounds are tagged at $23.00, so that means I got the strand for $9.78! The 16x20mm ovals are tagged $32.5o; I paid $13.81!

While I was there, I also got to meet Dave Robertson of Rings & Things (he is in charge of us blog partners). He was really nice and we had out picture taken and he will post that on the Rings & Things Blog! Look for it!


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