I had the pleasure of attending a trunk show for Julie Miles. I met Julie during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and fell in love with her jewelry as well as Julie herself. She uses fresh water pearls and Swarovski crystals in almost every one of her designs, but has also started to add various precious stones
Julie created the Julie Miles label in 2001 and it has kept growing ever since. The label began when Julie was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The odds were against her, but she didn’t give up. While undergoing chemotherapy treatments she found making jewelry to be therapeutic and started Julie Miles designs. Julie says, “The Julie Miles Label is a brand with a passion for bending the rules of fashion and style. At it’s core is the premise of women blazing their own trails, and dressing in a spirit that defies convention that scoffs at the robotic styles offered by institutional brands.”
She survived cancer and enjoys traveling the world to showcase her new jewelry designs. When I met Julie I instantly had a connection with her. I own one of her necklaces and whenever I wear it I can feel the love and positive energy Julie put into making it. I now consider Julie a friend and I find her to be a true inspiration to people everywhere. You can view additional pieces by Julie or learn about her upcoming trunk shows by visiting her website at: http://www.juliemiles.com/.