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Julie Glassman

Contact info:

Grand Junction, CO 81501
p. 970-464-4843
julieglassmanjewelry@gmail.com
http://www.julieglassman.com

Areas of Concentration:

Jewelry
(Cloisonné Enamel, Copper Enamel, Silversmith, Goldsmith)

Image
Gallery

Vintage Glass Teardrop Ring Sterling Silver and Copper Sterling silver, Cryscolla, Garnet, Black Spinel Pendant Eye Earrings Cloisonne Enamel Sterling Silver 14 karart gold Indian Peaks Cloisonne Enamel Sterling Silver 14 karat gold necklace Vintage Glass Sterling Silver Earrings Ancient Forest Cloisonne Enamel Sterling Silver Necklace

Biography & Artist's Statements

As a girl there were few things I loved more than running my fingers through vintage necklaces passed down from my loving grandmothers. Things that shimmered and sparkled always caught my eye. As I grew, I began disassembling them and making my own creations.

When I was fourteen, I took my first metal smithing class, and with one ignition of a blowtorch I had found my path in life. I was fortunate to attend one out of only ten public high schools in the country with an advanced art program. After high school, I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and graduated with a degree in jewelry and gems.

After college, I mastered the technique of cloisonné enamel and developed my signature medium of miniature paintings created from layers of high fired glass framed in precious metal settings. One of my first creations was an evil eye pendant. Twenty-five years later, my evil eyes remain one of my most popular (and imitated) lines, recognized nationally and internationally, along with my other designs.

All of my work is inspired by my mother and her battle with cancer. Like those necklaces passed down through the generations, her memory is my muse.

All of the gold and a large portion of silver used in my designs is recycled and re-used.


 

City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture

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