summit this way

Two years ago I set foot on my first trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and celebrated my birthday at 6288' on Mount Washington. At the summit we were in the clouds but that didn't stop me from smiling. Though my hike wasn't easy I loved every step. My eyes took in sights I knew I would never see at sea level and with this realization I decided to set a goal to hike all of the 48 4000' mountains in NH, as many hikers in the northeast do. I am currently at number 30 and am in constant awe of all the beauty I see on the trails and summits.

This collection of enamels is inspired by the colors I have seen on the trail. Granite colored rocks are accented with shades of lichen so bright it looks surreal. Nature is a true artist.

green lichen

green lichen

black moss lichen

black moss lichen

mycena orange mushrooms

mycena orange mushrooms

This is the start of a new series called summit this way. What started with capturing the colors I see on the trail will morph into re-creating shapes in metal, playing with more colors on a larger surface, and finding a way to create the textures of the Whites into metal. It seems fitting to have all of these ideas coming to fruition as I am packing up my old studio to move into a new place. A whole new trail is at the ready for me to explore.

xo, kim

These necklaces are part of my 30% off sale. Use code MOVINGSALE at checkout.

Studio shots

Spring orders are coming in. Seems like ladies are ready to adorn themselves with color this season.

Beveling edges  

Beveling edges  

Dapping fine silver, making perfect cups to hold enamel.  

Dapping fine silver, making perfect cups to hold enamel.  

Some days you walk into the studio to find the sun filtering into your work space and you stop to appreciate it.  

Some days you walk into the studio to find the sun filtering into your work space and you stop to appreciate it.  

Hydrangea and goldenrod are loved most right now.  

Hydrangea and goldenrod are loved most right now.  

As always, thank you for being awesome and buying handmade!

xo, Kim  

Inspiration

Art imitating life

Spruce nasturtium and garden nasturtium from my studio neighbor 

Spruce nasturtium and garden nasturtium from my studio neighbor 

Shapes, line and color catch my eye. These nasturtium leaves amaze me. Each one has a slightly different curve, ripple or fold creating different outlines. These forms influenced my jewelry making and inspired my nasturtium collection. Each piece of silver is altered from the perfect circle it starts in. I apply transparent enamels and capture a moment of color on my handmade leaves and make them into earrings or a necklace for others to adorn themselves with.

Shiny objects off to Cambridge

Those earrings you loved so much at the Harvard Museum of Natural History gift shop now have necklaces to match. 

Plum, goldenrod and first frost

Plum, goldenrod and first frost

Hydrangea and parisian blue

Hydrangea and parisian blue

Teal and poppy

Teal and poppy

Soldered and cleaned to a satin finish. 

Soldered and cleaned to a satin finish. 

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Handmade clasps. 

Handmade clasps. 

60 feet of chain cut by hand. 

60 feet of chain cut by hand. 

Goldenrod and first frost, newest combination currently available only at The Museum Shop. 

Goldenrod and first frost, newest combination currently available only at The Museum Shop. 

Plum and first frost, and old favorite.  

Plum and first frost, and old favorite.  

Teal and poppy, packed up and ready to go. 

Teal and poppy, packed up and ready to go. 

Hydrangea and Parisian blue, summery hues.  

Hydrangea and Parisian blue, summery hues.  

Thanks, Harvard, for taking care of my jewelry and thank you visitors for buying handmade.  

xo, 

kim

New stockist!

I am wildly excited to announce my earrings will be available at The Harvard Museum of Natural History.  

A dirty thumbs up to making piles of silver dust. 

A dirty thumbs up to making piles of silver dust. 

Always studying colors.  

Always studying colors.  

A handful of spring.  

A handful of spring.  

Soldering progress.  

Soldering progress.  

It's a wrap! 

It's a wrap! 

One of the lovely glass flowers seen on my visit.  

One of the lovely glass flowers seen on my visit.  

I am honored to be in the same building as the glass flowers shown above. These flowers have influenced me since I first saw them fifteen years ago. I can not think of a more perfect place for my enamel work nor could I have imagined my work could possibly end up here. I am grateful and excited and don't know what could really top this. 

xo, Kim  

Sea foam and marigold, bright hues to get us to spring

Everyone seems to be looking for signs of spring, longer, sunnier days, flowers, weekend getaways. Until then... 

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wear adorn yourself with vibrant colors.  Sea foam and marigold are top on my list of favorites.

xo, Kim  

Teal and marigold! Spring is in sight...

Doesn't this combination remind you of marigolds against a moonlit sky? 

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Cure spring fever with my newest combination. Earrings are perfect for every season. In preparation for shedding our cowls and scarves why not order a necklace too? 

xo, Kim  

Sale!

All good things must come to an end... 

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My 25% off sale ends january 31st. The best news is... you can buy your sweetie something in times for Valentine's Day. We promise not to tell her it was on sale. 

ps: coming soon... suggestions for your valentine!