Jewels & Desires
My name is Julie Parker & I have been designing and making jewellery since 2008. In comparison to woodcarving, which I have done in the past, the short period of time it takes to go from design to a finished piece of jewellery is very satisfying. I take inspiration from the Cumbrian landscape, flora & fauna, & as with carving, I am also inspired by the colours & textures of the materials I use.
My background is a little unconventional with nearly twenty years in scientific research followed by experience in the retail environment of a busy garden centre in the Lakes. I have now moved to the online side of the business which gives a different perspective.
In my spare time my husband and I have renovated our 18th Century farmhouse, converted our barn into a self catering holiday cottage between the Lakes & the Dales & are now converting our last barn.