Oh my! I recently realized I have a new quality photo editing program which allows me to edit and brighten my photos. I was utterly embarrassed as I went through and edited the terribly dark photos on my website. Most are now bright and beautiful as I did the editing that was not possible on my prior photo editing program. It was just painful to see all of those photos that had been viewed so many times on my website for so long in that condition. We learn as we go along! If only I had an assistant employed for these kinds of things…
Many orders are already coming in for beaded guitar straps for gifts for this holiday season (as recommended by Beading Daily!). Make sure to get your order in early, as these will take time to make in order to get yours delivered in time for Christmas. These guitar straps make excellent gifts for your musician loved ones!
I am thrilled to announce that Julia Bristow hand-beaded guitar straps will soon to be available for purchase at the famous Norman’s Rare Guitars shop in Tarzana, California, within the coming weeks. You can learn more about Norman Harris of Norman’s Rare Guitars on the video below.
(this podcast courtesy of Soundfactory.com)
You can check out the available guitar strap designs at JuliaBristowJewelry.com. I also make custom orders with written names or other designs if possible. Please contact me regarding any special requests!
Cool post about my Nature’s Presence collection and other nature-inspired jewelry pieces here on Red Carpet Threads:
Today’s interview about Julia Bristow Jewelry on Styledash:
Julia Bristow Jewelry will be shown at this year’s 4th of July Ventura Street Festival, Historic Downtown Main Street in Ventura, California. Look for Julia Bristow Jewelry booth #221 Main Street between Figueroa and Palm Streets. Click here to see details and listing of all of the other arts and craft vendors. Hope to see you there for a day of shopping, music and good food!
Well, I hate to say it, but I have decided the necklace is more a perfect match to the beautiful “Purple Robe Locust” tree and I am changing the name! Wisteria and Locust trees are two of my favorites. Although the flowers are similar, I realize this necklace matches the tree perfectly. I thought I would show it side-by-side so you can see how closely I tried to match the look, since I love those clusters of flowers so! Even the bark of the tree matches perfectly!
Some purple robe trees have even lighter flowers like this one
Wouldn’t you agree this is a more fitting name?
Next I think it will be fun to work on a wisteria one to match the more violet shade of the wisteria flowers.
I just had to mention this beautiful bracelet I found today ~ not only because the name of the piece I am naturally drawn to (“Sun and Waves bracelet”), but I am also attracted to her jewelry in that she seems to always use just an awesome variety of beautiful gemstones and wire-wrapping techniques to make very unique pieces of jewelry. Check out Ga’Hoole Tree Designs Etsy Store at the link above!
Designers4Africa created by jewelry designer April Star Davis is a great way for designers to help raise money to build wells in Sudan. So far, I have been able to donate two pieces to an auction in held in March. Hopefully, many other designers will join this cause! It is a simple way to help give much needed assistance to people who need it.