Julia Barbee is no ordinary shop keeper. She is an artist, a jeweler, a perfumer and a designer, which is pretty apparent when stepping into her place of business on E Burnside. Part gallery, part studio, part shop, Julia's space is as eclectic and impressive as her range of talents are.
Open since last December, her shop features goods of all kinds... Strange antiques, vintage clothing, foraged treasures, and particularly awe-inspiring to us: hand-made jewelry, accessories and perfumes. Created from an odd and beautiful array of re-purposed materials, Julia crafts each one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry by hand, often displaying them in unusual contexts or pairings. Her perfumes are frankly indescribable, from the name, to the scent, to the resulting emotion/memory evoked. It's impossible to label Julia's style or work as anything but completely unique and utterly fascinating.
Julia will be showcasing her jewelry and perfumes at Spoken For, and and after visiting her shop, we wait with bated breath to see what her space will look like! View Julia's art portfolio here, her collections/shop here and follow her recent happenings here.
Photos by The Weaver House.