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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!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Finished Bits; Enameled Pendants Become Pretty Jewelry

Here are pics of the finished pieces that I started at the VOX Mini Maker Fair. I'm really enjoying playing with layering the enameled pieces.

What do you think?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Demo Days - the VOX Mini Maker Faire Wrap Up

So, yesterday (Saturday, July 13, 2013), I did demonstrations of torch fired enameling at a really cool gallery space here in Sacramento, VOX. It was there first ever Mini Maker Faire. I certain after how well yesterday went, there will be more.

This was my very scaled down, but totally workable enameling space. I had both of my torches, 18 enamels and a lot of pieces (copper blanks and iron filigree beads) to demonstrate with.

Here I am showing Luke some basic torch fired enameling.

Working a bead in the torch flame.

There were quite a few people who came by the event and got to paint with TJ Lev, sculpt clay with LaLa Ortiz and Rachel Young, make bots and color with Eric Sweiven, check out the awesome yarn bomb styling a of Rebel Threadz and she brought some cool break dancers with her. 

These are all the pieces I enameled while demonstrating. 

It was a good night and I look forward to doing it again.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Demo Days!

I've been invited to demo torch fired enameling at the Mini Maker's Fair at VOX coming up on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Come spend an evening with people who want to share their art with you. It'll be fun.

Learn how I turn plain beads into these beauties!

Monday, July 1, 2013

A Good Night's Work.

This is what I did last night.

And this.


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