Student Testimonials – Chris and Gail

As you may know, Kimberly teaches Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Jewelry Fabrication courses the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre, CA. Her classes are one night a week for 10 week sessions all throughout the year. For more information on joining a class, please visit the Creative Arts Group website here.

Kimberly teaching how to balance the flame on the torch.

Gail, a two year long student of Kimberly’s gave a very nice review of the class, and showcased one of her projects:

Our last project was a pendant and stone setting. It was challenging because we did prong setting for the first time with multiple stones of different sizes. We had to use different soldering options like; large piece to small, sweat soldering and attaching bails. This project pushed us with increased difficulty and improved our skills to another level.

Kimberly is a very knowledgeable teacher and her class is fun. It’s very social with amicable students. I can recommend this class the those who would like to try learning a new hobby and have fun doing it.

Gail Geiger, 2019

Chris, a student of 7 years, had chosen her favorite piece to showcase and gave a good idea of the techniques learned in class.

I call this piece “Mein Schatz” (My Sweetheart)I chose Sterling silver to create these sweet Giraffes as a pin. My favorite tool is the jewelers saw. I was able to make the body details by cutting through the metal with a 4/0 blade. I wanted a 3-D look, so I soldered a backing on for stability. The heads were lifted up by placing an extra piece of silver under them. I was able to practice my soldering skills with this piece, although soldering has always been difficult for me in the past, I am happy with this project. My inspiration is my daughter and her daughter (my grand-daughter) and the love between them. I hope I was able to stir a little love in peoples heart by creating this piece. 

Chris Sauer, 2019

Mein Schatz by Chris Sauer

Find the Perfect Valentine’s Day Present – The Gift of Jewelry!

Come on by the Creative Arts Group’s (CAG) February Faculty Show in Sierra Madre, CA this month to see the amazing talents of the faculty, teachers of all types of fine art. Pieces on display are representations of what’s taught in the classes offered at CAG. As always, these pieces are for sale! This is a good opportunity to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone.

As you may know, I teach a Jewelry Fabrication class at CAG, so they are featuring some of my new pieces. The pieces I have chosen to display are demos for the projects I will be teaching my students this winter.

Interested in joining my class? You too can learn how to use a torch, set stones and create wearable art! I have a Beginners & Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication class, and I have recently added a new Advanced Jewelry Fabrication class. Join us and sign up for my class on Tuesday nights (Advanced class is on Monday nights).

Looking forward to seeing you!

Pieces will be on display from January 28th – February 25th 2022.

Address:

108 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024, United States

Gallery Opening Hours:

M-F 10am -5pm

Sat 10am-2pm

~New Pieces featured in the Faculty Show~

2021 Art Festivals at the CAG and Lavender Market

As we enjoy the fall colors that are starting to show, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays!

Show location: Creative Arts Group Art Festival

I will have a table showing and selling my pieces at the Creative Arts Group Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday on November 6th and 7th from 10am-5pm at 108 N. Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre, CA. I would love to have you come by and peruse my newest pieces and maybe even discuss a project that you have in mind for the holidays.

After the Art Festival is held by all of the artists that are members of the Creative Arts Group, it’s not over. There will also be a student sale for all of the works that the students have created during the arts classes offered at the Creative Arts Group. The student sale is on November 13 from 10am-4pm.

I hold a jewelry class for beginning, intermediate and advanced Jewelry Fabrication and I’m proud to have some of my students selling at the Student Sale. If you’re interested in joining my class, the next session starts soon. My next 4 class interim session that focuses primarily on Stone Setting starts in November, and the next full 10 week class starts in January. Give me a call, or check the CAG website for more details .

Show location: Lavender Market

You will also be able to catch me at a table at the Lavender Market, on Saturday, November 13th from 9am-4pm. It’s at 89 Olive Avenue in Sierra Madre, CA. There are over 26 vendors at the Lavender Market and a wonderful place to find hand-made holiday gifts.

Spring Virtual Faculty Show

Hawaiian Silver Spiral Cuttlefish Casting Necklace
CAG Faculty Show turned Digital

This year the artists association that I am a part of, the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre, has decided to display the works of it’s artists digitally on it’s website. You can check out my page here: Kimberly’s Jewelry in the Gallery.

They have put together a video where they sweep through all of the pieces in the gallery so you can peruse from your living room. That way you can drop by the gallery afterwards at your leisure to pick up the pieces that you liked. My jewelry is shown in the video at minute 3:51. Check out the video here.

Comission: Rhotolite Garnet and Sterling Silver Gingko Leaves Pendant and Earring Set

Rhodolite garnets galore in my popular “GIngko leaves” setting
Garnets are in focus here as they are the birth stone of the month of January. Garnets are quite special because they come in so many colors. My favorite is the Rhodolite Garnet. Sometimes, depending on how much purple is in it, we call it a grape Garnet. I recently made a pendant, with earrings to match, of Sterling gingko leaves that had a  very rich looking 9×6 Pear shaped Rhodolite
Garnet hanging from the bottom. The earrings have 5mm round faceted garnets that match well. They look so pretty together and I know they are worn with love!
Would you like to order a pendant and earring set, or discuss setting alternative stones in this popular “gingko leaves” setting? Send me an email and we can start the creative process together.

Tigilite and Rhodolite Garnet Sterling Silver Pendant

purple garnet and tigilite fossil sterling silver wishbone setting necklace
Scintillating colors and textures Tigilite and Garnet Sterling silver necklace Pendant
Showcaseing January’s birthstone – the garneT

This sterling silver pendant makes a grand statement of color and texture within, peaking the viewer’s interest and enticing them to have a closer look. I have suspended an 8×6 oval faceted Rhodolite garnet over a shield shaped Tigilite stone. The purple garnet embraced in a solid Sterling Silver frame compliments the internal colors of this unusual Tigilite fossil (tigilite is a trace fossil in limestone). The Blind bail on this pendant will accommodate a 4mm chain. (chain sold separately)
Price: $245.00 (Item N-80)

 

14 kt Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver Sundial Pendant

gold and silver pendant rotating bal and sail sundial
Spinning Astral impressioNS
The half arch Sterling Silver piece is studded with 14 kt Yellow Gold and swings around a pierced-out golden rotating orb, making a very kinetic pendant. To me, it  gives the impression of a sun dial or of a planet spinning on it’s axis, with the spinning sphere and it’s arch that moves from left to right. Price $180.

Natural Citrine and Amethyst Beaded Earrings and Necklace

A burst of Colors for the new Year!Yellow citrine and purple amethyst beaded necklace and earring setYellow Citrine and Purple Amethyst Silver Pair of Earrings
Make it a set with this necklace and earring combo

Bring out the colors of a winter sunset with citrine and amethyst. Natural citrine and amethyst crystals hang with purple amethyst and citrine beads in the beaded necklace and sterling silver earrings. Earring Price $45 (Inquire for Necklace Price)

 

Commission – Watermelon Tourmaline Slices and Pink Tourmaline 14 kt Yellow Gold Earrings

pink troumaline earrings with watermelon tourmaline slices in 14 yellow gold side view
New Favorite earrings

A thoughtful hubby ordered these tourmaline drop post earrings for his wife for her birthday. She loves them! So do I – although, every new piece I make seems to be my new favorite. That’s the benefit of working with what you love.

In these earrings, I have linked together clench set natural tourmaline watermelon slices of different colors, and hung them under deep pink tourmaline post earrings. This special setting shows off the uneven edges of the watermelon tourmaline slices, while doubling as protection.

Do you have a project in mind for a loved one for the holidays? Let me know, and we’ll see what we can do – send me an email.

pink troumaline earrings with watermelon tourmaline slices in 14 yellow gold front view