Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Glass Artist ~Julie DeGroot~ GardenJewels on Etsy

I happened to run across Julie in the Etsy forums.  Her spirit came through in her response to other Artists.  I clicked through to her shop and was taken to a garden filled with fairy doors, stained glass wind chimes, garden art and whimsy.  A shop that makes you take a deep, cleansing breath of fresh air and let it out slowly....all the while your stress melts away.  Julie has an eclectic eye in her designs using the new and the found.  She takes Vintage items and incorporates them into her designs.  Color, shape and movement are things you'll find in her creations. 

Each one of her designs is a one of a kind piece.  Giving one as a gift you'll never have to worry about them getting the "same" thing twice!  The pieces are not something that will be given away they are truly heirloom pieces. 

From her Shop Bio...
"I create one of a kind stained glass art
~ Inspired by Nature 
~ Bringing you reflections of color, movement  & soothing sounds to your home & garden
~ All of my glass art is individually designed
& handcrafted by myself.
~ Each piece is totally unique and a one of a kind."
Julie lives in Beautiful Western New York, in the country surrounded by the woods and nature.  She is a "self taught artist and have been enjoying and creating stained glass, mosaic designs, paintings, murals and my gardens for over 20 years now".

"I have a great passion for glass, for my gardens and the great outdoors, so I combined them to create my glass art for your home & garden, inspired by nature."

 "A garden should be filled with not only plants & love, but little surprises throughout it. Something to catch your eye & drag you in to sit awhile to stop and smell the roses.  My heart and soul goes into all of my art.
Always on the look out for vintage glass, beads, or objects to reuse. I love to upcycle pieces into my art.  Taking nothing and turning it into something!  Most of my inspirations come from my favorite place to be in this world, my gardens. Nature always sings to me.   My name Garden Jewels comes from my passion for my Gardens & for my Husband who calls me Jewel."
Take some time and stop by Julie's shop, take a look at the beauty she has created.   If your shopping for something very special this is the place to find it!

Several members of my family have been the lucky recipient's of Julie's work.  They love them and cherish the meaning behind them as well as the care and love that went into each piece.

Visit GardenJewels......