I grew up with an obsession for all things sparkly. The more shimmer and glimmer, the better! I’d cover an object in glue, dip it in glitter and in my eyes it was perfection. I developed a passion for identifying "diamonds in the rough" while shopping flea markets, consignment and vintage stores at a very young age therefore my collection was quite extensive. In my early 30's I realized I needed to find a way to put my keen eye for "treasure hunting" to good use in order to avoid my home looking like an episode of hoarders!
I began by piecing together antique and vintage finds with designer items from my own (embarrassingly) massive, costume jewelry collection. It was a breath of fresh air! Instead of going out and buying a new necklace every week I could give new life to one I already owned. It was exciting for myself as well as my bank account.
UNTIL.....This hobby had evolved into 60 plus necklaces! I knew it was no longer a passion project and time I share JbugJules with the world, starting with friends and family:).
If it were up to me I would keep them all! Creating my own shop allows me to continue experimenting and evolving aesthetically and not turn into the little old lady who lived in her pile of necklaces! Or was that a shoe?
This line remains authentic to my passion for glitz and glamour, however I am a camealeon when it comes to style. You will see various asthetics used in each collection. I have diversified each category to provide something for absolutely everyone. I work hard to ensuring each piece mantains it's own authentic quality and easily evolves to the needs of my customer. It is indescribably surreal to see someone wearing something I created and saying they feel beautiful.
The components used in each design come from sources far and wide. Each neckpiece is a plethora of high end, hand picked, new and vintage treasures. These thoughtfully curated combination of colors, materials and textures create a synergy that produces a unique, one-of-a-kind, wearable piece of art.
Bronze High quality brass Mother of Pearl Turquoise Citrine Seed bead's Mixed media pieces Chain Aztec beaded bibs Vintage broken up broaches, earrings and pendants Clear, matte and multi-color iridescent crystals Brilliant, clear, rhinestones in a rainbow of colors Czech glass stones Gold and silver metal Tumbled polished rocks Agate stones
Each necklace is a ONE OF A KIND original, handmade with love and care. The perfect accessory for a black tie event or with jeans and a tee shirt (my favorite!).
I really enjoy designing CUSTOM pieces as well. Please contact me with your requests and any questions you might have.I will work with it to create something truly spectacular. Pricing is negotiable based on your vision. JJ