I was born and reared in Montana.
I moved from Bigfork, Montana
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,
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.
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
Ceramic Painting, Fused Glass, Jewelry