Did you know that oak trees are able to survive severe burning?
I added a silver vein to accentuate the shape of these heat-treated hand shaped copper leaves. Becoming even more beautiful after meeting the flame, these heat stressed copper oak leaves symbolize endurance and healing. Priced at $45.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amethyst and Tigilite fossil give off scintillating colors…
A grand statement of color and texture, this sterling silver pendant peaks the viewer’s interest and entices them to have a closer look. Embraced in a solid Sterling Silver frame, the faceted Rhodolite purple garnet compliments the internal colors of this unusual Tigilite fossil (tigilite is a trace fossil in limestone). The Blind bail on this pendant accommodates a 4mm chain. (chain sold separately)
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.
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)
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
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)