Julie Auble, glass artist and owner of aublesBaubles has been handcrafting flameworked glass beads in St. Charles since 2009. Julie is mesmerized by watching the glass melt in the torch and finds many inspirations for her organic style in nature. She is especially honored to memorialize the cremains of her client’s pets and loved ones. Making a lasting memory with ashes fused and permanently suspended between layers of glass is a special privilege.
aublesBaubles was born from Julie’s lifelong love of creating. With a bachelor’s degree in advertising design and a 17-year career in contract furniture, her creative focus was lacking. It was when her dear mother-in-law gifted her a membership and choice of class at Fine Line Creative Arts Center that Julie found her passion with the ancient art of melting glass rod into beads. She is amazed watching how the flame chemistry can turn ordinary glass into an extraordinary work of art, making colors bloom and react with each other. Julie considers herself a lucky girl to have a gorgeous home studio available whenever her inspiration moves her.
Julie looks forward to introducing you to her little glass treasures at local art fairs and craft shows. During the Fox River Arts Ramble, you can visit her studio and see a demonstration of flameworking!