Niagara Necklace
Julie Parker
My interest in gardening & wildlife stemmed from childhood days spent working in the garden with my parents & reading books on anything from robins to giraffes. As time has moved on these influences have stayed with me inspiring the creation my own garden & leading to interests in fish keeping & the natural world around me. I still love to read & hope that the knowledge I gain will make topical reading through these articles.

Jewels & Desires - Handmade Gemstone Jewellery from the Lake District

Jewels & Desires have been designing & making gemstone jewellery since 2008 with the aim of providing stunning, unique & affordable jewellery designs. Designer & jewellery maker Julie Parker says "It is often difficult to find a piece that makes the statement you desire to give your outfit that final classy touch & Jewels & Desires is all about that!". Based near Kendal, 'The Gateway to the Lakes', there is plenty of inspiration for Julie's designs which include gemstones, pearls & crystals. The handmade Gemstone Jewellery range is inspired by the semiprecious gemstones themselves. Each one is unique in its own right as the shapes, colours and markings vary from stone to stone - and when combined with pearls or crystals the outcome is stunning! The gemstones are sourced from around the world and include stones like Turquoise, Jasper, Amethyst & Tigers Eye.

Turquoise Seas Necklace

Over the years the gemstones have been linked with individual properties, qualities & meanings, they have been linked to Birthdays (Birthstones) and signs of the Zodiac. With a little research, all these associations make it possible to make your gift to someone special a bit more personal.

Lustrous pearls & shell are also used to create designs from simple & elegant necklaces to using them to enhance stunning focal pendants. The most spectacular shell is the Abalone or Paua shell whose rich shades of greens and blues make an eye-catching focal point to any piece. You will also be amazed at the fantastic variety of shapes, sizes and colours of cultured pearls that are available & they add lustre to the designs.

Jewels of Autumn Necklace

The Wire Work Jewellery range encompasses contemporary & traditional designs including sleek torque necklaces, Wire Bangles, Wire Wrapped Cabochons & Tree of Life Pendants in a selection of gemstones. Wire work jewellery offers endless possibilities in design & no two pieces will ever be the same.

Island Paradise Pendant

So if you are looking for something a little bit different from chunky, fun or sparkly to delicate and neutral, visit Jewels & Desires online shop or come & see Julie's designs at one of her 'On the Road' venues.