Tina Julich's Profile

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I started making jewelry about 20 years ago and have taken classes in silversmithing, lapidary and wire wrapping. The first time I saw an article in a magazine describing how glass beads were made, I knew that’s what I wanted to learn. My first lesson in lampworking was in 1996. I have taken classes in glass sculpture and advanced beadmaking techniques from several well-known glass artists.

Each lampwork bead I sell is made and decorated by me then placed directly in my digitally controlled kiln to be annealed for strength and durability.

My goal is to create wearable art that enhances the beauty of the wearer, and isn’t a distraction. It should also be comfortable, easy to wear, and care for. I use quality materials that should stand the test of time. I use sterling or fine silver, or gold filled wire for my earring earwires, and would be…

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  • Joined April 22, 2008

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glass, silver, copper, imagination, anything sparkly

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    Tina Julich Designs, Lampwork Beads,...

About

I started making jewelry about 20 years ago and have taken classes in silversmithing, lapidary and wire wrapping. The first time I saw an article in a magazine describing how glass beads were made, I knew that’s what I wanted to learn. My first lesson in lampworking was in 1996. I have taken classes in glass sculpture and advanced beadmaking techniques from several well-known glass artists.

Each lampwork bead I sell is made and decorated by me then placed directly in my digitally controlled kiln to be annealed for strength and durability.

My goal is to create wearable art that enhances the beauty of the wearer, and isn’t a distraction. It should also be comfortable, easy to wear, and care for. I use quality materials that should stand the test of time. I use sterling or fine silver, or gold filled wire for my earring earwires, and would be glad to substitute surgical stainless steel if requested (I have problems wearing surgical stainless steel!) While lampwork beads are glass and, therefore, fragile, they should last a lifetime if care is taken.

I love making beads and then making them up into jewelry. I have tried many different techniques including silversmithing, wire wrapping, and using silver clay. I hope that I never get tired of experimenting and trying new things. Recently I have experimented with writing on glass, then fusing the ink so it will be a permanent part of the design.

I hope to share many of my new designs with you, so please check back often. I welcome custom orders, so let me know what you are looking for and we can decide on something special for you.

I work in a wonderful studio that overlooks a wildflower meadow and a pond. The scene is tranquil until my dogs decide to play, then it can become a melee! I am blessed to have a wonderful place to live and work and many of my designs or inspiration come from nature. Check my blog at http://tinascountrylife.blogspot.com/ for my life on The Farm.

If you ever have questions or would like more information about my jewelry or lampwork beads, convo me! Please check my web site for more of my work: http://www.tjulich.com

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