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Sparkling Spinel and Pearls

Posted by juliesjewels on September 26, 2010

I simply adore the colour combination of ‘Black and White’ no surprise to tell you that I am also a Collingwood, Magpies supporter – one-eyed, as they say.  So when Spinel was announced as our BHV Gemstone of the month, I knew I had to purchase some of the sparkly black stone.

I was really disappointed when I received the beads, as they were marked, you could see where the drill ‘danced’ along the stone when the hole was being drilled.  So they weren’t stones I could makeup into a piece to see – so I created something for myself.

Here are the stones made into a necklace and pearl set with sterling silver.  Beautifully elegant.

So I’ve worn this a few times, and maybe again next weekend when Collingwood replays the Grand Final as last Saturday’s game was tied.

Go the PIES…

And just for fun I created an ArtFire collection the other day – obviously in Black and White

I added one of my Suncatchers

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AJDJSS – Top 5

Posted by juliesjewels on September 24, 2010

This week I was happily surprised to find myself in the – Top 5 – collection, along with four other gorgeous ArtFire Studio’s

Isn’t it beautiful?

Find my Studio here – Julie’s_Jewels – and the featured Green Lucite Earrings

…and the other studio’s are

Gems By Jerri | Pink Clouds And Angels | Kottage Kreations | La De Da Creations

and the Top 5 was curated by Creations With Heart

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Delightful Floral Earrings

Posted by juliesjewels on August 5, 2010

I recently decided to put together some simply delightful little flower earrings, using gorgoeus Czech Glass…

This pair of green earrings have been listed on Etsy

…and these little purple ones on ArtFire

Both created with the Czech Glass, Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver and Pewter


I’m not sure which ones  like the most – which do you prefer?


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Red, White or Blue

Posted by juliesjewels on June 26, 2010

The AJDJSS Guild on ArtFire held a recent challenge to make something in either Red, White or Blue.

I choose White, was going to organise something for all three but didn’t get there.

So here’s my white…

This bracelet and earring set has been listed on ArtFire and is choc full of scrumptious pearls, tensha beads, swarovksi crystals and sterling silver.

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Featured Studio Of The Week – Ajdjss Guild

Posted by juliesjewels on June 9, 2010

The other morning when I checked my emails this was waiting for me…


Hi Julie, Hope all is going well with you–wanted to let you know that you my dear are the Ajdjss featured studio of the week–enjoy the ride… ttyl, margo :o)


The Guild’s blog post can be found here and the weekly ArtFire Forum Promotional Thread in which I’m giving the team some homework to do as well, pop in to find out what…

…and on their Special Events blog the recent challenge to create a pair of Spring Earrings was run (this was my first Guild event as it was running when I joined), so I decided to join in and guess what… I won… now isn’t that amazing – I think it is. 

I feel totally spoiled especially since I haven’t been a member of this guild for very long. 

Here’s the earrings I entered – Pink Tulips and FWPearls with Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystals

They are available for sale on Etsy.


The current challenge is to create something in Red, White or Blue.  A one colour creation.


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