I was born and reared in Montana.  
I moved from Bigfork, Montana 

to Sandpoint 
in August 2008 to be closer to family. 
My adult children live in Washington and Colorado. 
 
I learned the art of stained glass in 1981.  
For years, I have made all forms

of stained glass including but not limited to walls, table tops, 
glass stepping stones, windows, garden art and jewelry.  


I shared my passion with others by teaching 
in my private shop 
and through Flathead Community College 
from 86 – 2009, until I relocated to Sandpoint, Idaho.   

Several years ago, while watching 
my daughter hand craft silver jewelry, 
I became enamored with this art and the idea 
of combining the jewelry with my glass.  
I have worked with the 
Bigfork Artists Gallery & Co-op since 2000. 
My jewelry is being displayed for sale in several shops in Bigfork, Montana,

Durango, Colorado 
and now Sandpoint, Idaho!

I take pride in the fact that all of my ear wires, hooks and fasteners

for my earrings and necklaces 
are handmade from sterling silver wire.  
I use sterling silver wire,

crystal and glass beads. 
I love working with beads, glass, wire and being surprised with what I end up with.  

I also make crocheted jewelry & beaded utensils/mini ware/servers. 

Whimsey Ware
I call my painted pottery "Whimsy Ware" – 

it is a different way for me to keep my mind active & learning, 
very fun & totally different 
than anything I have ever done. 
 
I have to keep busy -

there is always something else to make

that I can add to my wares.

  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share part of myself with you.
 
To see more of Julie's work

or to make a purchase,

please visit Art Works Gallery, 
or contact Julie through Art Works

JULIE ELLIS

Ceramic Painting, Fused Glass, Jewelry