Winter Arts Crawl at Bissell House Features Unique Jewelry


When she’s not busy as the innkeeper at the Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, Juli Hoyman is creating unique jewelry creations in her studio/cottage at the property in South Pasadena or else she is 3000 miles away on her 12.5 mountaintop acreage in Hartland Vermont.

The bi-coastal lifestyle has become the norm for this artist who “loves anything to do with sticks, rocks, fossils, gemstones, tribal arts and wildlife” and she designs and creates mostly one of a kinds. Her latest launch with partner Jim and their poodle Duke is, the unique sharing of their 1947 and 1955 Vintage Trailers that guests can rent on their property for a rustic “Glamping” experience.

Juli, a California native, left 20 years of retail management having worked for The Nature Company and REI to take on innkeeping at The Bissell House for her parents in 2005. Nearly 12 years later, she now devotes much of her time to honing her metalsmithing craft and most recently developing her line to include Precious Metal Clay and Copper Etched works. An avid antique collector, Juli’s “Good Night Moon Vintage” includes Victorian period silver, ephemera, glass wares and tribal art, in addition to her jewelry.

Rebecca Kelley, a long time friend and helper to Bissell House, will be showing her automotive art. Rebecca is an industrial designer specializing in vehicle design for twenty-two years in South Pasadena. Between designing for clients that have included Fleetwood LLC, Yamaha, Nissan, and Johnson Controls, Inc, and teaching Sketching for Design at Pasadena City College, Rebecca’s love for automobiles takes her to car shows where she photographs cars and creates original pen and ink sketches from which she creates prints and greeting cards.

Classic cars, roadsters, antiques and customs all find their ways to Rebecca’s camera lens and drawing table, as well as to the occasional home buyer where realtors sometimes commission sketches of their sold homes as gifts to their buyers.

For the Winter Arts Crawl, The Bissell House will host guests wanting to take a peek into an 1887 home that was once the southern anchor of “Millionaire’s Row” as the residence of Anna Bissell McCay and her family at the turn of the century. Juli and Rebecca will be on hand sharing their crafts.

Light refreshments will be served. For those interested, Juli will demonstrate making a pair of earring wires that attendees can create themselves and take home. Hammering, finishing and antiquing will also be demonstrated.

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