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711 NE 15th Ave
Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas with 3 sisters and parents who encouraged our curiosities and artistic inclinations. Working space in the den for sewing and painting was the norm in our household, and our dad’s paintings covered the walls. We always made room for art.
In a middle school art class, I had the opportunity to create my first piece of jewelry. My art teacher stoked the fire for jewelry making and started me on my journey.
I’ve been working as a professional jeweler since 1979. I studied in Texas and first worked at a diamond importer. I have worked as a jewelry designer and bench jeweler at independently-owned jewelry stores, setting stones and manufacturing custom designs from concept to finished piece.
Micro mosaics were very popular in Italy at the turn of the 20th century. I became interested in creating micro mosaics, because it is a dying art form, I couldn’t find any information on the technique. I developed my own technique with a modern twist. To create a mosaic, I hand cut strands of colored glass and hand fabricate my mosaics in sterling silver bezels. While tedious, I find the process very calming and the jewelry unique.
In addition to fine glass stringers for mosaics, I also work in gold, platinum, palladium, diamonds, and colored gemstones. My design inspiration comes from the look and texture of ancient and current mosaics, quilts, nature, fine art, and architecture. Gemstones featuring unusual cuts and rich color as well as colored glass provide the palette for my work.
My studio is located in the vibrant NE Minneapolis Arts District. I am available for custom jewelry design, expert jewelry repair, diamond setting, and Modern Micro Mosaics.
Call for an appointment at 715-220-6013
Julie Burkhart-Haid
Burkhart Design Studio
Modern Micro Mosaics and Fine Custom Jewelry

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
WJA Member Grant 2015, 2018
MN ND Jewelers Association – 2015 – 3rd place Women’s Jewelry over $3000 & Judges Choice
Phipps Art Center – Annual Members Show 2015 – 3rd place
WJA Shining Star – Twin Cities Chapter 2012
Women’s Jewelry Association—People’s Choice Awards 2009 — Third Place
Illinois Jewelers Association—Award of Excellence 1992 — First Runner Up
COMMUNITY
WJA Board Member – Communications 2009-present, Chapter President 2017-2018
NEMAA Board Member – Board Secretary – 2015-2019

SHOWS
NEMAA’s Art-A-Whirl – 2014-2019– Minneapolis, MN
NEMAA’s Fall Fine Arts – 2015
Annual Members Show 2015 – Phipps Art Center –- Hudson, WI
Designer Showcase 2009- J.F. Kruse Jewelers – St. Cloud, MN
Twin Cities Designer Showcase 2009- WJA – Minneapolis, MN
Featured Artist Series 2007 Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Gallery — Dallas, TX
All Manner of Mosaics 2007 Woman Made Gallery — Chicago, Ill
Invitational Only 2006 Woman Made Gallery — Chicago, Ill
Art Opener Open Studio 2006 Sigwarth Glass – River Falls, WI
Creative Drive 2006 Stone Soup Gallery – Hammond, WI
Art Opener Open Studio 2005 Sigwarth Glass – River Falls, WI
Holidays At Blue Ridge 2005 – River Falls, WI

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14k Rose Gold and Hot Pink Spinel Ring

14kRose gold and Pink Spinel band
Materials:14k Rose gold, 11 2.8mm Hot Pink Spinels @ 1.08ct total weight
Dimensions/Ring size: 7.5
Ring can be resized

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14k Rose gold Blue Zircon and Tsavorite Garnet Ring

14k Rose Gold Ring
Materials: 14k rose gold, 3.70ct Cushion cut Blue Zircon, and 6 Tsavorite Garnets @ 1.02ct tw
Dimensions/Ring Size: 8
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14k Rose Gold Pink Tourmaline Ring

14k Rose gold and Pink Tourmaline ring
Materials: Hand Fabricated 14k Rose gold with satin finish, 1.30ct Square Pink Tourmaline
Dimensions/Ring size: 8
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14kw Blue Zircon Slide and chain

14k white gold Blue Zircon slide and chain
Materials:14k white gold slide, 1.44ct Blue Zircon, and14kw 18″ 1mm Wheat chain

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14kw Green Tourmaline Ring

14kw gold ring with half-bezel set Copper Bearing Green Tourmaline
Materials: 14k white matte finished gold, .52ct Copper Bearing Tourmaline
Dimensions/Ring Size: 7
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14kw Ring with bezel set Purple Sapphire

14k white gold and Purple Sapphire ring
Materials: Hand Fabricated 14k textured white gold, .60ct Purple Sapphire bezel set
Dimensions/Ring size: 7
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14ky Keyhole Pendant with Green Tourmaline and Chain

14k Yellow gold and Green Tourmaline Pendant with Chain
Materials: Hand Fabricated 14k yellow gold pendant, 1.43ct Green Tourmaline bezel-set, 14k y Chain
Dimensions: 30x10mm, 18″ Chain

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18k Tourmaline and Diamond ring

18k yellow gold ring
Materials: 1.72ct Natural Green Tourmaline, 6 Princess cut Diamonds @ .64ct tw
Dimensions/Ring size: 7
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18k yellow and Lapis Art Deco Earrings

Hand fabricated Art Deco Earrings with Lapis High Cabochons
Materials:  18k yellow gold, Lapis
Dimensions: 55mm X 15mm

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18ky and Platinum Diamond Ring

Hand fabricated Matte 18k yellow gold Diamond ring with a Platinum bezel.
Materials:18k yellow gold with a matte finish, .45ct Diamond, Platinum
Dimensions/Ring size: 7
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18ky Cushion cut Cambodian Blue Zircon Shadow Box Ring

18k yellow gold Cushion Cut Cambodian Blue Zircon Shadow Box ring
Materials:18k yellow gold, 3.24ct Cambodian Blue Zircon
Dimensions/Ring size: 5.75
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Modern Micro Mosaic Pendant and a Bonus Book

Hand fabricated Modern Micro Mosaic Quilt Pendant and book
Pendant was published in the book Creations: Contemporary Decorative Mosaics
Materials: Sterling, Glass, epoxy, Book
Dimensions: 32mm X 30mm, 18″ chain

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Modern Mini Mosaic Pendant

Hand Fabricated Sterling Modern Mini Mosaic Picasso inspired pendant with chain
Materials: Sterling, Glass, Grout, Chain
Dimensions: 1.75″ X 1.5″, 18″ chain

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Modern Mini Mosaic Pendant and a Bonus Book

Hand Fabricated Modern Mini Mosaic Pendant with chain, book
Pendant was featured in the book: Creations: Contemporary Decorative Mosaic
Materials: Sterling, Glass, and Grout – Book
Dimensions: 1 7/8 X 2 1/4″

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Palladium Purple Sapphire Ring

Hand fabricated Palladium ring with a matte finish and Purple Sapphire ring
Materials: Palladium ring with matte finish and bezel set .52ct Purple Sapphire
Dimensions/Ring size: 8
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Sterling and Blue Topaz Ring

Sterling and Bezel -set Blue Topaz ring
Materials: Sterling, 7mm Check Top bezel set Blue Topaz
Dimensions/Ring size: 8
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Sterling Citrine and Blue Sapphire Ring

Sterling and 10mm Check top cushion cut Citrine, 6 Diamond Cut Sapphires @ .50ct total weight  ring
Materials: Sterling,10mm Cushion cut Checkerboard Top Citrine, (6) 2.5mm Diamond-cut Sapphires @ >50ct tw
Dimensions/Ring size: 7
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Sterling Citrine Ring

Sterling satin finish ring with bezel set 7mm Check top Citrine
Materials: Sterling, 7mm Check top Citrine
Dimensions/Ring size: 8
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Sterling Mozambique Garnet Large Shadow Box Ring

Sterling Mozambique Garnet Shadow Box Ring
Materials:  Sterling, 8mm Mozambique Garnet bezel-set, Oxidized background
Dimensions/Ring size: 10
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Sterling pendant with Prasiolite and FW Pearl with chain

Hand Fabricated Sterling Pendant, Prasiolite, and FW Pearl Pendant
Materials: Sterling, 11ct Pinwheel Cut Prasiolite, Fresh Water Button Pearl, Sterling Chain
Dimensions: 37X16.5mm with 18″ chain

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Sterling Shadow Box Ring with Blue Topaz

Sterling Shadow Box Ring with oxidized background and bezel set Blue Topaz
Materials: Sterling, 7mm Blue Topaz
Dimensions/Ring size: 7
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Sterling Traditional Method Modern Micro Mosaic Ring

Sterling Traditional Method Modern Micro Mosaic Ring
Materials: Sterling, hand pulled glass, epoxy clay
Dimensions/Ring size: 7
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Sterling Traditional Micro Mosaic Lotus Pendant with Chain

Hand Fabricated Sterling Traditional Technique, Modern Micro Mosaic Pendant and chain with Fire-Opal
Materials: Sterling, Hand-pulled Glass, pear-shaped MexicanFire-Opal, and Sterling Chain
Dimensions: 141mm round and 5mm thick, with 16″ chain

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