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Video is courtesy of MORTAR Cincinnati. Creative Director: Allen Woods; Director of Photography: Vernard Fields.

Dawn L. Grady is the designer and owner of Junebug Jewelry Designs, a unique line of jewelry that emphasizes the power and strength naturally inherent in every woman. Her handcrafted, wearable art statement pieces marry natural stones with copper and silver metal to deliver timeless pieces that are as bold as the women who wear them. She uses a variety of techniques – including metalsmithing, wire weaving and wire wrapping – to create pieces that truly speak for themselves and empower women to boldly rock their style.


Jewelry Designer Dawn Grady Creates Wearable Art

Meet The Designer

by Tamia Stinson for Polly Magazine

When I first met Walnut Hills resident Dawn Grady of Junebug Jewelry Designs, she pulled off a hell of a show-and-tell. We sat down for a chat at the CAC, and one-by-one, she started pulling out funky pieces of jewelry: a beaded necklace with a large pendant of multicolored wrapped wire, a pair of dangling hoop earrings with twisting silver details, a cuff made of turquoise stones nestled in intricately twisted copper wire that would easily fit in on Game of Thrones. As we talked, I learned about her craft. She broke down the wire-wrapping technique. She explained the complex process of creating different finishes and experimenting with unexpected elements (mustard, anyone?) to get different colors and textures. She told me about jewelry-making conferences and workshops. She was so passionate about creating unique accessories, I knew I had to find out more.


Learn about a local lady who's channeling her passion for fashion through handcrafted pieces of wearable art

by Sara Elliott for Cincy Chic Magazine
Although Dawn Grady’s passion for jewelry just sparked within the last decade, she’s been fanning the flames to create an empire out of her talents ever since. Today, she is the owner of Junebug Jewelry Designs, a jewelry business that she describes as Bohemian, eclectic, modern, funky, and earthy. Read more.

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