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i went a little crazy...

April 14th, 2008 (01:22 am)

current mood: excited
bopping along to: Video Killed the Radio Star

on etsy this last week. ;) i broke down and purchased a bunch of things i've had my eye on for a while. check em out:


earrings by gee lizzie, in one of my favorite color combinations! i have another pair by her that i wear all the time and they always get comments. is she on my wavelength or what?


messenger bag by black bags, constructed in fabric designed by pata pri. all of my larger purses are either discolored or fraying in some way, so i decided to treat myself. this one seems like it'll be just the perfect size, as well as being perfectly adorable. i think the fabric has a scandinavian modern thing going on, kinda marimekko-esque. i can't wait to see it in person.


pendant by jennifer morris beads. it's absolutely exquisite. i've been an admirer of hers for a long, long time but i could never decide on which beauty i wanted for my very own. this one speaks to me. whoda thunk that you could create something like this out of polymer clay? plus the vintage rhinestones... ugh, too bad it'll probably get here while i'm on vacation next week!

didn't i pick some goodies? i also bought some beads and vintage glass pendants, but i'll wait to show you those until i've used them in some julie*rees. :)

bandwagon, here i come!

April 11th, 2008 (10:07 pm)

current mood: cheerful

so if i'm finally at the point where i can bear to part with my beloved julie*rees, i suppose i can start to let go of some of my stash of beads. i know, i know, it's a tough world, huh? but they'll be great inspiration for some lucky person's designs, so it's no fair me keeping all the goodies to myself.

i put together some grab bags of beads - i'm calling them BEADIE BAGGIES! some are colorful mixes of glass and plastic, some consist of simply one or two styles, but they are all fun and colorful and priced to move. i gots to make room for all the new beadies i've acquired recently, so you know what...I gotta say it - my loss is your gain! ;)

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new etsy mini!

March 20th, 2008 (03:37 pm)

what do y'all think of the new bright white backgrounds? i thought it might work since my jewelry is so colorful all by itself. striking? or too stark?

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thanks in advance for any and all feedback!

new listings!

look it, new julie*rees!

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liking the photos with the simple white background? my jewelry is all about color, so i thought keeping the background simple would show the pieces off better.

i also listed some cool destash beads!

and....we're back!

March 14th, 2008 (01:28 am)

current mood: accomplished

I took a hiatus from my shop and my julie*ry for a little while. I started a new job and had a lot of stressful things going on that left me no time for fun craftiness. Things have settled down now, and I've just bought pounds, literally, of new beads that I'm excited to start playing with.

In the meantime, I'm going to load into the shop all the *rees that I created for the trunk show. There are so many pretty, different looks that haven't been seen outside my apartment yet!

I started with this colorful sparkler, which I dubbed the Super Powered Necklace:



In other exciting news, Etsy reinstated Alchemy! Now it's super easy to get whatever you want made custom for you, including julie*ry from me. Check it out! :)

More to come soon, including new lots of new destash beads!

come one, come all!

November 22nd, 2007 (11:59 am)

current mood: excited

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i'd love for you to stop by on dec 2 and see the new *rees i've been cooking up!
you can check out the evite, which includes a map to my apartment.

happy thanksgiving and hope to see you there!

new photos.

September 15th, 2007 (12:05 am)

current mood: calm

took advantage of a cloudy day and some beautiful light to shoot some new photos!

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i've bought some wicked awesome beads that are just itching to be made into something beautiful. hopefully new goodies to come soon!

show virgin no more!

July 24th, 2007 (02:16 pm)

i can't believe i haven't shared these photos yet! last month, i did my first ever julie*ry show, which was held at my childhood synagogue. there were about ten vendors, including three other jewelry designers: beaded jewelry for breast cancer research, a reseller of sterling and gem jewelry, and a fused glass artist.

most of the attendees have known me since i was a girl, so it was a friendly and encouraging environment. i heard a lot of, "julie, you make these?!" of course my mom was my wingman, ushering her friends over to see the display, wearing a piece of my work, and talking me up as much as possible. :)

i ended up selling about eight pieces, including two of my most expensive necklaces, and i was ecstatic. also passed out a bunch of business cards and began a list of email addresses for a mailing list...so all in all, i feel it was a very successful night. i'd been worrying about how much jewelry to bring, how to set up my table, etc, etc...but now that i've popped the craft show cherry, i feel more confident and can't wait to do another one! :)

the event was a dinner, so i set my table up as a sort of dining table with the necklaces as the entrees and earrings as drinks and side dishes. i thought the white dishes (my "good" china) set off my colorful jewelry and the blue marimekko tablecloth added soft color. it was eye-catching and certainly different than the other displays.

here you can see the table at the start of the evening:
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and here are a couple of "action" shots that ben took (he helped serve drinks for the all-women event):
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it was really hot in that room! ;)

i can't wait to do another show. i'm going to look for one in the boston area, maybe in the fall, for the holiday season. hmm...where do i find a listing of events i can participate in?

testing...sun, duck, trog.

July 18th, 2007 (02:43 pm)

just testin' out the ole etsy mini!

(i wanna have jared's babies.)

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*rees for the wrist!

July 17th, 2007 (12:24 am)

The newest julie*ry goodies would love to hang out on your wrist!

These new bracelets feature a colorful array of beautiful beads, from Czech glass to mother-of-pearl to vintage Swarovski crystal. They look lovely worn individually, or stacked all together.

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I love them all, but the next one I'm listing in my Etsy shop is my favorite. I think the summery combination of sea green and golden pink turned out beautifully.

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