Guru Girl Glass

My artwork is a combination of hand blown and flame worked borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is a hard glass that was created specifically for its durability and strength. Working at temperatures above 2000 degrees, I incorporate clear or colored glass rods into clear or colored glass tubing. By manipulating the glass in the open flame, I am able to create such pieces as pendants, bracelets, rings, miniature sculptures, blown vessels, ornaments, and anything else I can think of.
 I am best known for my stone encasements. An unforgettable touch of class is created through the use of such stones as opal, tektites, moonstone, ruby, and kyanite. Each stone has its own metaphysical properties that is truly felt when used.

Everything I am is embedded in my artwork. It is the very expression of my life experiences.  Each stage of my life has brought new inspiration, from the first glass animals that I bought for my grandmother when I was a child, to my work as a yoga instructor today.  I am grateful for the opportunities to share my art as my way of life.

 My career in glass has led me to meet some truly great people and I have been encouraged artistically by all of them. My hope is that, through my work, I too will encourage others to express themselves in a positively creative way.

– Julie Leatherbarrow


Check out my Etsy Shop for daily postings.

Head over to my Etsy Shop and check out my hand blown glass Christmas ornaments! You will also find beautiful Candy Canes and new work every week! All shipping is free!

Beautiful green and Eclipse black beaded bracelet with Onyx accent beads on a strong elastic band. Easy to put on and take off yet sturdy, with the glass bead remaining in place on the wrist while you move. Onyx stimulates the 1st(root), 3rd(solar plexus), and the 6th(third eye) Chakras, guiding our inner strength from depth of our consciousness. $50.00

Turquoise, agate and garnet beads accent this beautiful hand blown glass bead. A strong elastic band holds the lightweight bead in place and the bracelet moves with you. A stunning addition to any outfit, for any occasion! Turquoise stimulates the 5th Chakra, right at the throat, opening us up to communication from a more spiritual perspective. Agates carry earthen energy, keeping us feeling grounded while stimulating all 7 Chakras, resonating right up to the crown of the head. Garnets represent the first three Chakras, keeping us grounded in who we are to the core of our being. $50.00

Garnet and Hand blown glass beaded bracelet on a sturdy elastic band that holds the glass bead,firmly, in place. The color of the bead is Elvis Red, getting the attention that it deserves! Rich in color and lightweight on the wrist, this is the perfect bracelet for daily wear.Garnet combines the energy of the 1st(root), 4th(heart) and 7th(crown) Chakras, to awaken communication between the mind and body. Inspiring healing to help you recognize your self-worth, guiding you to walk the spiritual path with confidence and grace. $65.00

Eclipse black and white hand blown glass with onyx accent beads on a strong elastic band that firmly holds the bead in place on your wrist. Onyx inspires inner strength by rooting deeper into the 1st(tailbone)and 3rd(solar plexus) Chakras while awakening the third  eye at the 6th Chakra, increasing one’s ability to maintain focus. $50.00

Beautifully hand blown glass bead with blue sapphire and blue kyanite accent beads. A sturdy elastic band holds the glass bead in place while offering ease in getting the bracelet on and off. Blue sapphire, engaging the 5th(throat) and the 6th(third eye), enhances our insight, witnessing the truth in clarity. Delicately balanced with blue kyanite, a high vibration mineral that effects all of the Chakras, especially the 6th9third eye) and 7th(crown). Kyanite opens psychic channels, linking physical, astral and causal bodies.

Carnelian is so gorgeous! These beads are set on a strong elastic band for ease in getting the bracelet on and off. The braclet is lightweight and moves with you. Carnelian grounds energy into the first three Chakras,giving strength to those who wish to feel more confident in how they express themselves.

Beautiful fire agates for fall! The pattern in the center bead is so cool! A sturdy elastic band creates ease in getting this bracelet on and off. Fire agates stimulate the first three Chakras, the root, the center of the pelvis and the solar plexus. Alignment in these Chakras grounds the energy from the core of who we are, creating an “in the body” experience. $35.00

The cut on these jade beads is just gorgeous! They sparkle in the sunlight and feel smooth on the skin. The strong elastic band creates ease in taking this off and on while providing confidence in wearing the bracelet all day. Green Jade has an earthy feel, grounding the energy in the heart center, at the 4th Chakra. Known for healing the heart, green jade brings harmony to the mind and body. $25.00

A strong elastic band keeps these turquoise beads in place on the wrist while feeling lightweight. Turquoise resonates with the 5th Chakra, aiding wholeness and truth in communication.

Pink tourmaline resonates with the 4th(heart) Chakra, representing feminine divine energy. Tourmaline can be used to repaire the damage done by nagative attachments and abuse, relieving stress, lightening one’s load so they are better able to live the life they love. $20.00 

I love Lapis Lazuli! Just saying the name is fun! These beautiful Lapis Lazuli chips are a stunning blue and feel lightweight on the wrist. The sturdy elastic band makes it easy to take off and on. Lapis Lazuli represents the 5th(throat) and 6th(third eye) Chakras, activating the psychic centers, deepening the connection between the mind and body so we have clarification in our communication.

Goldstone is so sparkly! This bracelet is so much fun and will jazz up your wrist! The sturdy elastic bnad creates ease in putting this on and it is very comfortable to wear. Goldstone stands for fiery transitions and strength. This is a great stone for embarking on new journeys while embracing change. $15.00