AussieJules is me….Julie Frahm.
I started making jewellery when I left school, and I still remember the first piece of jewellery that I made, and the positive comments that it received. People asked where I had bought it, and when I told them that I had made it, some orders resulted. Little did I know that the simple necklace strung on dental floss (because I didn’t know any better then) would result in a lifetime of making jewellery!
In 2005 I started making my own glass beads (wow, has it been that long)? I wanted to make my jewellery more unique, and after doing a glass beadmaking workshop on Kangaroo Island, my world lit up with new ideas!
In 2009 I started making the glass beads from recycled glass sources like broken wine/beer bottles and other glass objects. This has been a very interesting journey, experimenting with recycled glass, pushing the boundaries. But it’s an important part of my business. I especially like it when people ask me to make beads and jewellery for them from old glass that they have kept.
I love that my hobby has turned into a full time creative business for me.
2013 - Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables Award Exhibition Finalist
2009 - Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design - 2nd Place