My favorite muse, my daughter Elsie Rose and I (Julie Wilson, designer) in paradise ~ Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Summer, 2007.
Jewelry as a Journey!
The name White Tideline Designs came to me in a dream the night my father passed away. It was a dream of a tideline silver in the sunlight, littered with shells in the shapes of flowers. It was a dream of the tideline around Indian Point on Savary Island in British Columbia, a wild & pristine summer sanctuary my father gave us year-after-year when I was a child. When I awakened from the dream that night, my Dad was gone, but White Tideline Designs was born.
A stage & voiceover actress by training, I am now a grateful mother of two small children, Gabriel & Elsie Rose. My greatest joy is to stay home with them as much as possible which precludes my life in the theatre. I like to say, 'I used to play great women and now I make their baubles!' Needless to say, I was flattered and delighted when one of my clients wore a pair of my earrings to this year's Tony Awards!
For over 23 years I have worked at wonderful a boutique adventure travel company. My many travels to far and distant places provide so much of the inspiration behind my designs. I've sat with shamans in Zimbabwe and Peru, walked through ruins of the Incans & Byzantines & Mayans, plowed the arctic waters of the Vikings, seen two total eclipses of the sun, sailed round Cape Horn enroute to Antarctica and beheld the secret sketches of Michaelangelo in the ante-chamber of a famous chapel in Florence, Italy. Now that I am a mother, my travels are rare and so it is through the wondrous collaboration with studio glass bead makers that I am able to travel, vicariously, through beads. Sometimes I can see a whole universe in the beads created by these master craftspeople. I can see the mountains, rain & ice, sunsets, ancient ruins and the amazing landcapes from my travels. Just take a look at the lampwork beads in my pieces and you can see for yourself.
My jewelry is a journey and hopes to mirror in small ways, the enormous power and beauty of our world.
Thank you so much for stopping by my site. I appreciate your time and curiosity and would love to be a frequent destination in your online travels!