Accessories – Austin
Shieldmaiden Designs is the creative endeavor of Julie Clawson who has taken her passion for making and channeled it into metal and stone. In her home studio she takes joy in turning raw materials into things of beauty. From shaping, hammering, and soldering metals to the polishing and shaping gems and minerals to use in her pieces, Julie loves to see what creative designs can emerge. She also finds objects in nature and carves designs into wax to use to create jewelry using the lost wax casting process. On a personal note, Julie lives in South Austin with her partner and their five kids. Having been born with only one hand, Julie has found her own hacks for creating jewelry single-handedly (literally). Her creative side is also expressed through writing (check out her books on Amazon!) and she loves the possibilities that art offers for self-expression.