bluesky designs by Julie Konikoff

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bluesky designs by Julie Konikoff

3 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Julie Konikoff

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Julie Konikoff


Every day luxe artisan gemstone jewelry - organic layering pieces to pile on and let your inner light shine

Death has always been a theme in my life with roots in New Orleans from a young age I was exposed to the Voodo shops in the French Quarter and the many cemetery tours. As an adult it became more prominent starting when my best friend committed suicide at the tender age of 21. Each time I was pregnant I went to a funeral of a member of my family - my beloved New Orleans Aunt, my Grandmother, and lastly my own father from an aggressive cancer. All were buried in the family plots in New Orleans. The struggle we feel when dealing with death and the theme of re-birth are reflected in my jewelry. Bright colors bring us joy and optimism. Dark colors provide reflection and a sense of journey. Colors speak and bring meaning in new ways in the jewelry I create. I love the history behind the stones, the stories, the folklore and their inherent properties. I draw on that when creating pieces. As well as the sense of history I feel with my ancestors.

My background is in fashion and textiles and my first jobs were at a high end fabric and department store, Jacobson's. This instilled in me the thoughts of having fewer exquisite things rather then lots of common cheaper things. I believe everyday is an occasion to be celebrated and beautiful jewelry should be worn daily. I build upon color themes and moods and my jewelry naturally layers itself blending it all together with its amazing gems.

Bluesky Designs is about renewal, never giving up hope, the sun will eventually come out and the beautiful skies will be blue. Creating jewelry got me through dark times and continues to be a source of joy for me. It is my intention that it will bring you joy too.

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  • Julie Konikoff

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am locavore, household chef, wife, & dedicated mother of three. I like to keep my hands busy, but love it best when making jewelry. Its a beautiful world and I like to celebrate it everyday, cherishing all simple moments.

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Last updated on June 10, 2015
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Additional policies and FAQs
Most all of my jewelry is one of a kind. I may however be able to duplicate an item based on availability of the stones however stones may differ slightly in color or size.

I stand behind my craftsmanship. Please treat your jewelry with respect, care, and intention. Some stones are softer then others. Remove before showering and polish gently with a jewelry cleaning cloth when needed.