Julie's Jewels

Handcrafted Beaded Jewellery and Accessories

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Cool Waters

Posted by juliesjewels on March 1, 2009

I created these earrings to fit two different challenges from two different groups…

First up the Bounties of Beads Boutique have an Imagination Station banner theme each fortnight and this time it’s…

Guess who creates the banner each time – yep it’s me and I just got this in under the wire as a new theme goes up tomorrow March 1st.

So I created these earrings today – they really are so pretty.  Just like a cascading waterfall shimmering in the sun.

BUT they also fit in with the BeadHive’s March Gemstone Challenge – Aquamarine

They are made with 12mm Faceted Aquamarine beads, Aqua Pearls, Crystal AB Swarovski crystals and Sterling Silver.

Cool Waters listed on ArtFire and Zibbert

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Dramatic Earrings

Posted by juliesjewels on January 17, 2009

Here is a pair of really dramatic chandlier earrings – Made on Antique Brass with gorgeous Carnalian and Black Onyx rounds.

These have SOLD

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An Unusual Combination

Posted by juliesjewels on January 16, 2009

This little bracelet is made with soft and dreamy Rose Quartz and the more dynamic Fossil Coral all finished off with Sterling Silver.

Listed on Etsy – http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19793076

More images in the listing – if you are interested.

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Chocolate Cake…

Posted by juliesjewels on November 26, 2008

…and a Cherry on top

Such a yummy bookmark – just makes me want to curl up on the lounge with a cuppa and cake and read a book.


Created with Artisan Polymer Clay ‘Cake’ beads and Tiger’s Eye Barrels along with some scrummy Czech glass with seed/bugle beads and just a little Sterling Silver.

This bookmark has SOLD


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Sleeping Beauty

Posted by juliesjewels on November 21, 2008

I finished this simple and chunky bracelet today – I think it matches the image really well.

What do you think?

Created using – Sodalite, Czech Crystal and Sterling Silver. 



I’m being greedy BUT I’m keeping this one.

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Pink and Yellow

Posted by juliesjewels on November 15, 2008

Hey readers – I actually have a couple of new things today…

To start with a friend of mine bought these earrings for a friend for Christmas a couple of months ago and wanted a simple necklace to match it.  I didn’t have any of the Rhodonite flower beads left but plenty of the round ones.

Here’s what I did – and she LOVED the necklace.

First the earrings…

Now the matching necklace…

Thank-you Catherine, I hope your friend loves these as much as you do.

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I also created these earrings today with Citrine and Aragonite with Sterling Silver.


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Sweet Hearts…

Posted by juliesjewels on October 10, 2008

This is a sweet pair of earrings created using some gorgeous Fluorite hearts.

Combined with Erinite Swarovski Crystals and lashings of Sterling Silver.

This photo was taken outside and shows a little of the crystal sparkle.

Such a pretty pair of earrings but so hard to take a decent photo.

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My Heritage…

Posted by juliesjewels on September 24, 2008

The BHV group has held a recent ‘Heritage’ Challenge.

As a natural born Donaldson – I belong to the McDonald clan, so I thought that making a set to represent my clan’s tartan was an interesting idea.  Well there were so many that I didn’t know which one to choose.

So to be funny one afternoon I did a google search for the ‘Donaldson tartan’ as guess what – we actually have one.  So here is my necklace and earring set.

Earrings are listed on ArtFire

I hope all the Donaldson’s out there also like this set.  Click into the listing for more photo’s.

Necklace has SOLD but the earrings are still up for sale.

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Sweet and Dainty

Posted by juliesjewels on September 20, 2008

A lot of my designs are on the bold and bulky side of things but this necklace couldn’t be called that…

Soft, gentle even sweet and dainty – this is my Tourmaline Necklace with a Fluorite Drop and Sterling Silver

Such pretty purples, pinks and greens

Listed on ArtFire

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Sunset Country

Posted by juliesjewels on September 5, 2008

This beautiful necklace reminds me of a stunning Australian sunset.


Made with gorgeous faceted Carnelian graduated from dark red at the focal to almost white at the back, and highlighed with Sterling Silver.

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