British Columbia metal artist and jewellery designer Julie Kemble graduated from art school with a major in fabric art, after which she established herself as a successful designer and fabricator of large painted silk wall hangings, fabric banners and three dimensional architectural pieces. Her fabric constructions have appeared in exhibitions, collections, and publications in Canada and the US.
The ornate body adornments and miniature metal sculptures that she creates today, under the name of Giulietta Designs, represent a continuity of her artistic vision emphasized by her passion for color, texture and an unpretentious sense of design inspired by frequent travels to faraway and exotic places.
Using various metalsmithing and assembly techniques such as soldering, cold connections, enamelling, texturing, forging, wrapping and stringing, Julie fabricates the components for each body adornment and sculpture herself. Exceptions are the found elements and semi- precious stones that she carefully selects which, once combined with the metals, result in pieces that evoke her years of experience as a designer with a keen awareness for composition, colour and texture.