Julie Couch

Jewelry
Mel Croft Studio Guest
15676 High Street, Waterford, VA 20197
Waterford Cluster, Stop #15

About the Artist

Hollow blown pendants, shaped and formed by hand with copper wire detail.
Hollow blown pendants, shaped and formed by hand with copper wire detail.

I have always made 'things' — even as a little girl. I am a qualified Interior Designer, so creativity is definitely in my blood. I love light, color, and form, so glass was a natural path for me to explore. I adore the wonderful properties it has in relation to light and color. I happened upon lamp working while surfing the Internet and was fascinated. I read all I could find on it and then took a class to make sure it was all that I thought it would be and I haven't looked back. Each bead I make is unique and formed from the finest Murano glass from Italy, with specialist glasses from the USA. They are all an expression of my love of shape, color, and light. I am inspired by nature, particularly macro images of nature, which is reflected in the organic style of my work. I combine hand forged silver with the beads to create truly one off pieces of jewelry. All the silver work is created specifically for each bead to work in harmony, presenting a cohesive design and reinforcing the organic ethos.

Hollow blown glass tube necklace with silver chain.
Hollow blown glass tube necklace with silver chain.
Hollow blown glass tube necklace with silver chain.
Hollow blown glass tube necklace with silver chain.
Organic style lampworked glass pendant, with hand forged silver bail.
Organic style lampworked glass pendant, with hand forged silver bail.
Organic style lampworked glass pendant, with hand forged silver bail.
Organic style lampworked glass pendant, with hand forged silver bail.
Single focal beads on a leather necklace.
Single focal beads on a leather necklace.
Hollow blown glass twist on a leather necklace'
Hollow blown glass twist on a leather necklace'
Watercolor style pendants with hand forged silver bails.
Watercolor style pendants with hand forged silver bails.
Hollow blown 'atlantis' pendants with hand made silver bails.
Hollow blown 'atlantis' pendants with hand made silver bails.
Hollow blown 'beads in a bead' pendants, with hand forged silver bails.
Hollow blown 'beads in a bead' pendants, with hand forged silver bails.

Offering on tour: Statement pendants and necklaces using the finest Italian glass formed in an open flame. Hand blown pieces on display.

Waterford Cluster Stop #15

Visit Julie Couch at Mel Croft Studio
15676 High Street, Waterford, VA 20197

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