My name is Julie. I started learning about the healing properties of stones during a very difficult time for me and my family. My husband was involved in a serious car accident in 2014, which left him with permanent physical and cognitive challenges. In a split second, our lives changed. Our two daughters had to deal with grieving the way their Dad used to be and I had to care for him and keep the family (and myself) together.
During the initial period that followed the accident, I dove further into my meditation and yoga practice as that seemed to be the only "me" time I had. In order to help focus my thoughts, I created my first mala. Fellow yogis noticed it and I started creating custom pieces for them.
In many ways, the accident was a wake up call. I realized that life can change quickly, without notice. I wanted to make every moment count. I wanted to spend more quality time with my family and accomplish work that had a direct and positive impact on people. So, in April 2017, I decided to put aside my office job and officially launch In Balance Jewelry. A few months later, I started yoga teacher training. I began teaching shortly after receiving my 200-hour certification. It has been quite the adventure so far and I’m thankful for each and every day.
In the summer of 2017, my younger daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I was so grateful for having a work schedule that was my own. It meant that I could be at the school for blood glucose readings and injections and be accessible whenever needed.
Giving back is important to me and I hope you will take a moment to visit my "Giving Back" page to read about the organization I chose to benefit from your purchases.
All the creations on my site are handmade by me using high quality semi-precious stones and crystals. I carefully select stones to capture the intentions of the wearer. I offer a number of designs here that have been shown to resonate with people but I am also happy to create custom pieces.
I hope you enjoy your visit to my site. xo