My mom and I are addicted to making jewelry! We can't stop! haha.. Mom's the brain behind naming our stuff - including our shop name (I'm Julia - Jul and she's Marie - Ree)... She get's ideas faster than lightening - sometimes it's hard to keep up with her! Amazing woman. And it doesn't stop there - her creativity speaks for itself through her pieces (i.e., check out the statement necklaces). I just started making jewelry about 3 years ago. My mom bought me a jewelry kit and told me that I needed to "get a life" and start doing something instead of reciting the latest Nick Jr. show... ha. So she challenged me to make her a piece "by tomorrow"... since then it's been a blur!