Hi I'm Julia, commonly known as Joolz, to my friends, or mostly "here's trouble", by others who seem to think they know me well!
I have always had a passion for jewellery, but mostly for some that was different, unique, stunning and out of the ordinary.
Although during my teenage years and while at university while others were wearing silver jewellery I was wearing gold, I later realised my folly now I actually prefer wearing sterling silver jewellery to gold, especially as there is more choice, in terms of style and design.
My love of wearing jewellery meant that I soon ran out of fingers and wrists room, I started looking for jewellery for my ankles, but again I found very little choice.
I have always used jewellery of a way of expressing myself, however over the years, I found it hard to find good quality unique jewellery, especially anklets.
I have always found raw gem stones beautiful, and have various raw semi - precious gemstone rocks, including rose quartz, fluorite, and amethyst dotted around the house, for various reasons.
I even had a piece of blue topaz with me when taking my driving test, to assist in passing!
When it comes to jewellery, I find that the irregular simple cut semi - precious gemstones are more interesting and beautiful than the commercially cut stones commonly found in the usual high street jewellery shops.
Pearls and rose quartz are my favourite stones to wear as jewellery, but again I always found the twin set pearls a little bit twee for my liking.
And so began the journey of creating my own line of handmade sterling silver wire, freshwater pear and semi-precious gem stone jewellery.
I like to keep my handmade designs simple, just like nature, allowing the natural beauty, imperfections and characteristics of the semi -precious gem stones and freshwater pearls shine through.
Sourcing different semi - precious gem stones cut in different shapes and sizes, as well as interesting colours, taking into consideration their specific properties to create simply beautiful pieces, with some beneficial energies and/or properties behind them.
I hope you enjoy wearing these handmade pieces as much I enjoyed designing and making them.