The Beat of Her Own Drum - A CRAFTER'S TOOL - PART 5
The size of Julie Lefker's wood stick looked like a baseball bat compared to the dainty bead work of the intricate necklace she was creating. The massive wood dowel was actually a drumstick.
Julie commented: "The smooth, round tip of the drumstick is just the right shape to wire wrap the concave form of a bird's nest," - a signature element in several of Julie's delicate jewelry designs.
But the creativity in Julie's studio doesn't end with the wire wrapping drumstick tool. She has jazzed up clever clamps and claw-like pinchers to use as support devises for cementing precious gems stones and freshwater pearls into her designs. With more than 400 styles of jewelry in her line, Julie has not only a drumstick, but an orchestra of ingenuity.