Julie Shaw

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Stones have fascinated me since I was a child — colors captivate me. My background in painting influenced my love of color in jewelry. Using enamels has allowed me to explore the fluid and challenges with enamels are much different than painting.

For over 40 years I’ve been creating jewelry in sterling silver, 18k gold, 22k gold, precious, and semi-precious stones — adding enamels in the last 12 years.

I have always liked to use my hands with the metals, tools, and all the choices of stones.  The work includes sawing metal, soldering, manipulating textures — adding and subtracting along the way.

I am grateful to love what I do, that my hands have allowed me to touch something within myself.  Perhaps my work creates some curiosity in others and they will enjoy what I do, too.