Designer and founder, Juli Hale’s passion for design was sparked at an early age when she began designing and creating her own jewelry in elementary school. She fostered her love of good design by working in upscale boutiques throughout high school and college. She expanded her formal knowledge by studying design and architecture at the University of Texas.
Juli owned and operated a small chain of eclectic boutiques in Dallas for over 10 years. During this time she began producing and selling her line of Julio Designs jewelry exclusively in her boutiques. These designs were a perfect complement to the clothing lines offered.
With the birth of her son, Juli decided to turn her full attention to design and production of jewelry and accessories. Now, Julio Designs creates handmade fashion jewelry in Frisco, Texas, selling the pieces through a wide variety of retail stores internationally.
The handmade jewelry is a modern fusion of vintage components and contemporary materials, resulting in a unique, yet current look. All of the jewelry reflects Juli’s eclectic and upbeat personal style resulting in a broad array of product variation. In addition to the unique design elements, Julio Designs is distinguished from other jewelry companies by utilizing ‘soccer mom labor’ providing an ideal work/life balance environment for women.
Amy, a Moxie girl, couldn’t wait to buy the Whitman necklace. “I love the handmade look. It’s beautiful in it’s imperfections and variations. But, what I really love about it is that it means something to me. Walt Whitman is one of my favorite American authors, and wearing a necklace called Whitman reminds me of his ideas and writings and how it all shaped my life as a young college kid.”
If you love unique, handmade jewelry as much as we do, come see some of these pieces at Gore Bros. Agri-Service.