A St. Louis native, Julie Murray graduated from St. Louis University with a Fine and Performing Arts degree, and studied fashion design at Washington University. After studying metal smithing at Craft Alliance, she fell in love with the art and continued creating pieces for friends and family. Her hobby became a full-time passion with the launch of Bacchus Rocks in 2010.
Her jewelry collection inspired by her love of fashion, travel, history, and global textiles. Combining a number of techniques, including metal smithing, bead weaving, wire wrapping and embroidery, each piece from Bacchus Rocks is hand-made and unique. By mixing vintage finds with natural semi-precious beads and new components, Julie creates pieces that convey her aesthetic; bohemian and earthy with a modern edge.