After wearing many hats on my work path including an executive and café owner, my husband, Tony and I were eager to start a family.
I soon became pregnant, but at just 29 weeks along, our excitement was interrupted when my water broke and I went into preterm labor. Julian was born at 3lbs 4oz and 11 weeks early.
The long days and nights at the NICU were spent loving, holding and watching our Julian fight for his life. Six weeks later our miracle was able to come home.
Tony bought a bracelet and had it personalized with Julian’s name. But when we went to put it on, it was much too big. I didn’t want to wait for him to grow into it, so I set out to design and make a sterling silver id bracelet for Julian.
I learned about precious metals, using tools of the trade and the first piece to our JULIAN & Co. line was born.
My inspiration didn’t stop there. Filled with joy to finally have Julian home, I wanted to celebrate his life every moment of the day. I handcrafted sterling silver disc pendants adorned with Julian’s own hand and feet prints. I added his name and his birth date, and Tony and I wear them on leather cords.
We received so many compliments on Julian’s tiny albeit stylish bracelet and our necklaces. Orders from family and friends poured in and the business seemed to grow overnight.
My love for fashion, jewelry and creating keeps the JULIAN & Co. line expanding and changing.
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