Meet Julie!

Meet Julie Godsey: The Artist Behind the Jewelry

Hello there, fellow jewelry lover! 

I'm Julie, the heart, hands, and soul behind every shimmer and detail you see here. From designing to crafting, packaging to answering your sweet notes, it's a one-woman show and I absolutely cherish it.

My Studio Sanctuary: Nestled in the vibrant hills of Austin, TX, my home studio is where all the magic unfolds. Sharing this space are my husband, Matt (a beloved 5th grade teacher), and our trio of fur babies who've mastered the art of being royally pampered.

My Journey with Jewels: It's been a whirlwind romance since 2009, starting with clay and wire experiments. By 2011 my custom wire state necklaces really took off, starting the trend that's still going strong. While there are so many cheap mass produced options out there, my pieces are still made by hand, one little bend at a time. I think this makes it super special for each customer to have their own little piece of original jewelry made by my two hands. Fast forward to 2019, and metalsmithing swept me off my feet. By 2023, I dove deep into the world of wax carving and lost wax casting - every moment a delightful discovery. And trust me, the journey's just begun!

Muses & Motivations: From the rhythm of nature to the mystique of all things ancient and vintage, my inspirations are as varied as they are vivid. Plants, especially, tug at my heartstrings. On the sidelines, you'll often find me sipping an iced espresso, honing my metalsmithing skills, lifting weights, indulging in podcasts, or enjoying a cozy TV binge-session with Matt. Ah, the perks of summertime with a teacher!

Etsy & Me: I opened my Etsy shop in 2009, and it's been a journey marked with over 19,000 sales. A peek into my Etsy shop reveals not just my evolving artistry but also thousands of heartwarming reviews from beautiful souls like you.

Discover More: Curious about the tales and trails behind the brand? Dive in HERE.

Got Questions? Dream Designs? Reach out! I'm here to weave your visions into wearable wonders. ✨


Gathered from customers on Etsy where I have over 19,000 sales and thousands of 5 star reviews. Here are just a handful!

★ "It is beautiful and perfect." -RaNae on October 13, 2023

★ "I get compliments daily on how beautiful the necklace (Minnesota) is." -Megan on October 9, 2023

★ "I'm obsessed!! It is so cute and dainty and PERFECT! And Julie was more than willing to accommodate my request for a gold band to match the gold state. Also, I am currently pregnant and approaching the end of my first trimester. I ordered a half size bigger to accommodate for any swelling my body does over the next several months. Once I'm not pregnant and swollen, I'll be resizing it to my normal size." -Amanda Quinn on October 5th, 2023

★ "I bought this item many years ago & bought it again for my sister's birthday, when I tell you she helped me soooo much throughout it all, she was AMAZING! Quality items, fast shipping, & most amazing customer service. Definitely recommend!" -Valeska Mena on August 28, 2023

"I wasn’t sure what size ring I needed. I have large fingers and have trouble with rings that fit comfortably. I feel in love with this ring and had to have one. I reached out and Julie responded quickly to my concerns. She offered to send me a ring sizer to make sure the ring would fit. She mailed one to me, I measured my finger and sent her the measurement and she made me the most beautiful ring. It’s even better in person that I had imagined it to be. I absolutely love it. 10/10 recommend Julie and her beautiful craftsmanship. Excellent customer service. Quick shipping. Beautiful work. I’ll be adding more of her pieces to my jewelry collection for sure." - A Cee on June 23, 2023

★ "Beautiful ring, very happy!"-Sheryl on September 1, 2023

★ "Epic item <3. I wanted some nice studs I could be proud of that didn't hang off my earlobe. They were just the right size on my ears for that." -Ethan Burd on January 25, 2023

★★★★★ "Julie is absolutely TOP NOTCH in every way…and so are the products she creates!!!" - Danielle Hinson-Moore on June 17, 2023
"I am moving out of the country in 2 months and was looking for the perfect state necklace to remind me of home to always wear after I move. This necklace brought tears to my eyes when I opened it! It is so beautifully crafted and you can tell the quality of the jewelry is amazing! The packaging was beautiful and the note from Julie was kind and personable. The shipping was so quick too! This small business has brought such a sentimental and meaningful piece of jewelry into my life. I cannot say enough great things! Thank you, Julie! ❤️" - cspeedy42 on May 20, 2023 

"LOVE my ring! Wear it everyday ❤️ Fast shipping, highly recommend this shop!" - lebon2 on Apr 22, 2023

"This ring is so pretty and well made. Very unique. I would certainly recommend purchasing from this store. Thank you!" - Joy on Apr 4, 2023

"So cute, and looks beautiful on any finger! Most sturdy on my middle finger. I got it in sterling with the Herkimer diamond." - Alyssa on Mar 24, 2023 

★ "I ordered the small MN necklace. I love it! The shipping was fast. The necklace is even more beautiful in person. It’s the perfect size. It’s unique- there are a lot of state necklaces available, but this one is different than I’ve seen before and one of the reasons it caught my eye. I’m very happy with my purchase. Thanks!" -Katherine Larson on November 21, 2022