Mi Juleree is all about beads. Beads from Switzerland, Argentina, Peru, the US, Russia, Ghana, Ethiopia, the Czech Republic, Italy, India, Bulgaria, Nicaragua and more. And yes, from China. They are the masters of culturing pearls, having been in the business of pearls for thousands of years.
My job begins like the craftsman of hundreds and even thousands of years ago seeking out beautiful and unique beads. I seek out bead traders come from around the world. Today we call them trade shows, long ago they were called bazaars. I am no different than my counterpart in 1042 or 300 BC.
Mi Juleree designs reflect the extraordinary colors, textures, shapes and materials from different cultures integrating multi-layers of texture creating unique one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.
I like to think of my jewelry as a metaphor for what is possible when different cultures come together and discover that each has something wonderful to contribute. With time and attention to detail, together, they can create great beauty.
Partial List of Juried Shows
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art:
The Art of Adorning/Bead Bazaar
Calabasas Fine Arts Festival
Coronado Art Walk
Crocker Art Museum Holiday Artisan Market
Elverhoj Museum Queen of Arts
Healdsburg Art Festival
Indian Wells Arts Festival
July 4th Art Festival: Mission Santa Barbara
Lafayette Art and Wine Festival
La Quinta Art on the Main
Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes
Malibu Arts Festival
Mountain View Al A Carte & Art Festival
Morro Bay Art in the Park
Ojai Art in the Park
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Holiday Marketplace
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Art Walk
Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Arts & Crafts Show
Santa Barbara Wine, Jewelry and Chocolate
Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival
Southwest Arts Festival
Studio City Arts & Crafts Festival
The Arts Connection - Solvang
Walnut Creek Art on the Main
Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival
Jewelry Designer & Craftsman