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.

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.

Dazzeling Indonesian Coral and Amethyst Sterling Silver Pendant

Underwater undersea indonesian coral amethyst sterling silver cuttle bone casting pendant necklace with star pattern
Evoke the ocean

Coral is the largest living organism known on the earth. The dazzeling star pattern of this fossilized Indonesian Coral stone evokes the essence of the ocean! Accented by a unique sterling silver cuttle bone casting and 4mm bezeled faceted Amethyst, this piece will bring joy to any lover of the ocean, snorkeling, or scuba diving.  Price $165

 

Sterling Silver Musical Sphere Pendant

Jingle Bells Sterling Silver Pendant
Jingle Bells Sterling Silver Pendant

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle….there’s more to it than meets the eye…

You’ll be surprised when you wear this pierced-out sterling silver pendant! It has small Sterling bells inside to help you have a jingle in your step!
The design changes all the way around so it can be worn in either direction.
The bail is large enough to handle a 3 mm chain. Price: $85 (Item N-98)

Commission – Black Pearl and Diamond White Gold Pendant

Black pearl and diamond gold necklace
Watching Pirates of the Carribean for Halloween?

Hearing about the Black Pearl reminded me of this pendant that I made as a gift for my daughter. I set a small diamond in a white gold v-bail above a beautiful black pearl. It hangs nicely in the above photo on a box chain (kink resistant and good for traveling). It paired very nicely with a pair of black pearl stud earrings.

Interested in a similar project for someone with a birthday coming up? Send me an email (click here).