Jules’ Jewels is the alter-ego of Julie Jernigan — style maven, mom, spouse, professional singer, and sometime-slave to creative miscellany. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, Jules is an adopted Washingtonian of 23 years, during that time building a career in nonprofit marketing, communications and development. As a lifelong collector of jewelry and accessories, Jules became frustrated with the generic, retail approach to design and wearability. Aided and abetted by her husband, friends and colleagues who insisted that she should put her creative talents to better use, Jules’ Jewels was born. Jules’s funky way with metals and media comes from her uniquely organic vision and cultural background, extracting experiences and memories from her Cajun upbringing and translating them into uniquely fabulous treasures, hand-fabricated in fine metals, gems, enamels, resin and myriad vintage and found objects, combining a flair for the fabulous with a classic sense of style. Jules’ Jewels are one-of-a kind treasures crafted with materials chosen for their color, texture and timelessness. Each piece is precisely created with fine attention to detail.