This Tourmaline Pendant features enameled steel, sterling silver and the tourmaline stone set in 22k gold. Made by West Michigan artist, Julie Billups.
In the 1980’s, Julie Billups attended art school, but needed to delay a creative life for one of a surgeon, which can be creative, too. Julie is an oral surgeon and a mom of three. Her favorite things include her messy studio, her loud family, and cold red wine.
Julie has a need for her hands to be busy at all times. Whether she’s wrist deep in wisdom teeth or metal clay, she’s rarely idle.
With a love of all things creative, Julie found a way to marry her passion for the arts with the skills she used every day as an oral surgeon. Pretty soon, her style of using enamel, silver, and other metals came swimming into view! Her jewelry collection includes earrings, necklaces, and cuff bracelets.