Jewelry by Julie Sauer
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For the last 30 years, Julie and her husband have lived in the small coastal town of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California where she has her studio.
At an early age, Julie began to make designs and crafts using sand, driftwood and beautiful stones that come from the earth and sea.
She majored in art for her first two years of college and took private ceramic classes from a Euopean potter in Capitola, California. Fascination with color, light and design she also began to create stained glass windows of ocean scenes.
Continuing her education led to a degree in science and a career as a registered nurse. While pursuing her nursing career, Julie never gave up her passion for art. She enjoys painting using acrylics and oil as well as designing and making jewelry using only natural gems and other material from the earth and sea.
During her travels to other coastal areas Julie gets inspired by studying the many color schemes of the sea. She enjoys watching the sand as it swirls and glistens after the waves crash and flow back into the ocean leaving a design like no other has before.
Further inspiration for her painting and artisan jewelry comes from the nearby California and Arizona deserts, which offer many beautiful gemstones and scenes.