Thursday, May 17, 2012

From 10K to 24K

Who: Julia Emmons
What: Fine Art Jewelry
Where: Atlanta, GA
Why: Julia started out in humble pursuit of a Master's Degree in Library Science and ended up building a highly acclaimed career in Athletics Administration, including 22 years as the Race Director of the Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest and best-known 10K, and the Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club. And to think that she almost literally stumbled into the world of running back in 1970 and by her own admission, she wasn't very good at it. It didn't matter...even then she was driven by a fiery curiosity, tenacity and enthusiasm...
"I had always thought you were limited by your little basket of whatever: You had such and such intelligence, such and such athletic ability and so on. But with no natural running talent I did relatively well and thoroughly enjoyed it—so my attitude became, why not go try everything else?"
(source: Running Times Magazine, Nov 1999)
And so she did. After decades in administration and civil service, Julia is now a well-established fine art jeweler, creating stone-strong designs in sterling silver and high-karat gold. Select pieces feature delicate lace patterns in elegant counterpoint to bold Boulder Opal, misty Moonstone and curious varieties of Quartz. I love her subtle color combinations, both gems and metals, and her attitude...Yes! Try everything you can get your hands on, find what you love and run with it!  ;)



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