Julie Cohn’s creative endeavors have come together to form her unique vision and aesthetic, characterized by the tension between rough and refined, primitive and modern, ultimately paring things down to their essence.
As a self-taught jeweler, her approach is unconventional in process and begins by working directly with materials rather than sketching a preconceived idea. She finds inspiration in nature, primitive ethnic forms, indigenous crafts and old world processes. Her pieces are about possibilities for layering and stacking to create personal collages that uniquely juxtapose disparate elements with simple elegance.
The Sicily Kyanite Necklace mixes handcrafted textured bronze beads mixed with Kyanite, Pearls and Labradorite gemstones with hook closure; 19 inches. Julie loves arts and crafts and the poetry of talisman made from ordinary found pieces transformed into personal poetry. Making something consciously that used to be made unconsciously.
This is an underlying theme for the Sicily collection created with textured handcrafted bronze elements and unusual gemstones.