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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, 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!

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