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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!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mother's Day Giveaway on Facebook

Is there a special woman in your life who is a mom? Do you think she deserves a little extra somthing for Mother's Day? Nominate her! Now! Do it!

The Giveaway: Nominate your Mom (or your sister, wife, girlfriend, auntie, grandma, baby mama, mother of your fur children, etc.). I've revised the rules/guidelines for submission: The winner will be picked at random by our friends and Random.Org.
The revised rules are incredibly simple:

1. Your Nominee's first name and their relationship to you (i.e. Juli/Mama).

2. Number of "Children", for the necklace if they win.

3. You still can't nominate yourself.

4. You  must be a "fan" of the Juli's Jewels facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/JulisJewels

5. No purchase necessary to win.
A sample of the prize!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Another look at the new enamels.

Here is a look at all the new enamel pieces finished. Most of them are available in the ArtFire shop. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/JulisJewels/1/1/101653//

Hand Enameled Bracelet, Rainbow Squares

Monica's Heart (Custom)

Hand Enameled Pendant Necklace, 2-Tone Blue Diamond

Hand Enameled Pendant Necklace, Sunset and Steel Ring

Hand Enameled Pendant Necklace, Blue Burst Star

Peacock Double Ring for Christine (I have one too.)

Friday, April 19, 2013

More fun with FIRE!

I am trying to stop neglecting my oh so long neglected blog...So, here's a post about what I've been doing lately.

More fun with FIRE!

I have been playing with torch-fired enamels on copper, and frankly, I'm loving it! It is giving me a chance to use my hot tools (hand torch, kiln, etc.) for something more than just metal clay. I like to multipurpose my tools when I can.

Here are a few images of the stuff I've been making. Hopefully there will be a tutorial in the near future.

My very first piece!

Trying other shapes and color blends

A custom heart for a friend
 I'll be spending a good deal of time in my garage with copper, enamels and torch handy. Yay!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

What's Happening Over On Facebook Right Now

I have a little giveaway happening over on my Facebook page, please go and check it out...

**Mother's Day is coming** I'm going to do a sale and a giveaway.

The Sale: Everything in the shop is 15% off through Mother's Day, no code needed.

The Giveaway: Nominate your Mom (or your sister, wife, or girlfriend). Please send me a message and tell me why she should get a special something for Mother's Day. The winner will be decided by a panel of 3 judges. The winner will receive a custom ...Heart of the Family necklace (for a picture, check out the Custom Jewelry photo album). Nominations will be taken until Friday, May 3rd. That will give me time to make and send the necklace by Monday, May 6th so she can receive her surprise in time for Mother's Day. If your nominee is chosen, I will contact you for mailing information. The winner, the nominator, and a picture of her prize will be posted on this page on Mother's Day.

The rules are pretty simple:

1. Please tell me why she should receive the necklace and include a photo of your nominee.

2. You cannot nominate yourself.

3. You must be a "fan" of this page

4. Number of children (for necklace if they win).

5. No purchase necessary to win.


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