1 March 2011

Spring Spotlight at Present Perfect.

Hello and welcome to our March newsletter. Hopefully, from now on the days will be getting brighter and the evenings lighter and it's good to think of everything being fresher and more colourful. So it seems a great opportunity to take a fresh look at one of our well-established jewellery suppliers, Juli Miller of Jules Jules. It was good to see Juli and her latest designs for the spring season at the Scottish trade fair in January and we have just received delivery of the order we placed there.

Juli originally trained as a graphic designer but increasingly found herself immersed in project management with little creative outlet. Always interested in different creative processes her path changed direction in 2005 when she discovered the art of fusing glass and found a medium in which she could express her love of vibrant colours, strong form and the endless possibilities for creativity.

Some of Juli's first original designs that we stocked.

After a course with The National Glass Centre to learn the principles of working with glass, Juli set up her studio in Northumberland and through an enjoyable process of discovery developed the skills needed to create beautiful jewellery in her own style.

To complement the glass, Juli added a range of ceramic jewellery, Jules and Fiona, in collaboration with talented designer Fiona Stanley who uses beautiful handmade ceramic beads to make her individual range of jewellery.

Always looking for something new, Juli has just introduced "Heart" (above) and "Candy" (below) designs to supplement the wire, semi precious and wooden bead pieces that also feature in her ranges.

Below: "Arty Button" (left) and "Scribble" (right) are among Juli's latest pieces.

Pieces that we have in stock currently are generally priced from £9.95 up to £36 but we also have a larger fused glass necklace from Juli's "Statement" range at £60.

With Mother's Day on the horizon (3 April) we are sure that any of Juli's pieces would be gratefully received but we do have other jewellery ranges as well as a host of other beautiful gifts that Mums would love.

We are pleased to announce that Present Perfect now has a Facebook page, so if you are a Facebook user and would like to follow us via that medium we would be very happy to see you. You will find us here.

Finally, as this is being written in March, we should wish everyone Happy St. David's Day for the 1st and Happy St. Patrick's Day for the 17th !