California oil spill: Gov. Brown declares emergency –


Please keep this beautiful ocean and its animals in your thoughts and prayers as we clean up after another oil spill here on the California Coast. It breaks my heart listening to the reports. I am holding the migrating whales, fish, seals, birds and all other creatures in my heart. I am thankful that the Governor declared a State of Emergency to by pass the

Bead element and design show Santa Barbara CA

  The best part of attending the Garan-Beadagio show is seeing good friends like Laura Solara Gasparrini Owner of Om Tara showcasing her line of innovative tools and supplies. Laura is a fellow California girl, artist, writer, innovator and educator.  She invented the very popular super easy to use Om Tara Crimper tool which allows anyone to create a perfect crimp each and every time. Diane Whiting

Art is You Registration Open

I love putting together one of a kind bead kits for my studentsthese beauties are for my Art Is You Petaluma peepsI'm so excited to share the art of Jewel Loom with everyonethis is a Sea Treasure Chest for sure #artisyou #julianna #casadejewels #beadalon #cre8time #juliannaavelar #jewelloom

Registration for Art-is-You retreats is NOW OPEN for Petaluma CA! I am so excited and honored to be teaching two workshops!!!! On Saturday April 25th you can join me in creating this super hot and sexy beaded bracelet featuring my Jewel Loom. On Sunday its all about getting Wired! I am bringing the NEW Beadalon 3-D Bracelet maker and Tassel maker tools! As you know

Social Media


Are you following me on all of my Social Media sites? With the new year comes many new ideas, events and special deals from my Etsy store. This coming week January 9th through January 13th I will be attending our Industries largest Trade show. There will be oodles of photos being taken featuring your favorite products and industry personalities. I want to make sure you get

Photographing Czech Glass Colored Pearls


Help! I am shooting these beautiful Czech Glass Pearls for my Etsy shop. I am using my new IPHONE6 Plus which takes beautiful photos but I can’t seem to get the image or shadow of me taking them out of the pearls. I am shooting in natural light outside. Any suggestions? I saw this new lens for the IPHONE called the Olloclip wondering if its

Art is You Retreats is Celebrating 10 Years


I am so honored to be a part of the Art is You faculty for 2015. I will be teaching Bead Weaving on my Jewel Loom and Wire Working techniques. Check out the dates and locations below and secure your spot now! I love love love these events and the promoters! Art is … Petaluma Sheraton Sonoma County Hotel April 22 – 27, 2015 FACULTY

Preparation for Craft and Hobby show

Jewel Sparkle

I have been preparing for the annual Craft & Hobby show held in Anaheim January 10th – 13th 2015 for weeks now. I am so excited for this show. Its a great time to see industry friends, educate yourself on new products and to showcase new ideas and designs. I have secured a Designer Showcase table which will feature my Jewel Loom, Jewel Beads and

Happy New Years


Happy New Years! I am so excited about 2015! When I look back on the last 12 months I cannot believe all of the changes, experiences and life lessons that came my way. I am truly grateful for them all. There is such compassion, understanding and love in my heart that I can’t even explain the peace that I feel. I am so grateful for