fter wearing many hats on my work path including an executive and
caf 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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