Shimmering silver...

This wintry hue has my heart...  

 

while it is still chilly and the ice is thick, let's embrace winter with cool colors.

while it is still chilly and the ice is thick, let's embrace winter with cool colors.

This is a half clear and half silver glass bead. Super shiny and reflective, just like ice all the water frozen around us.

This is a half clear and half silver glass bead. Super shiny and reflective, just like ice all the water frozen around us.

look close...you can see the half clear and half silver detail of the beads in this photo.

look close...you can see the half clear and half silver detail of the beads in this photo.

I can never decide on which chain finish I prefer, shiny or oxidized... can you?

I can never decide on which chain finish I prefer, shiny or oxidized... can you?

which are your favorite ear wires? shiny or oxidized? I can't decide either....that is why both are always an option.

which are your favorite ear wires? shiny or oxidized? I can't decide either....that is why both are always an option.

As with all of my new pieces these ship for free with code new! until something newer comes along.

xo, kim

Brass itty bitty earrings

Finally! These sweet earrings are listed in my shop....  

The backs are covered in silver. Enjoy brass without green ear lobes! 

The backs are covered in silver. Enjoy brass without green ear lobes! 

I love them paired with my  to the moon and back earrings  in dark and hazy. What will you pair them with?

I love them paired with my to the moon and back earrings in dark and hazy. What will you pair them with?

To celebrate I am offering free shipping with code   'new!' until the 7th of December. Check back soon, I'll be adding new work daily. 

xo, 

kim  

 

Holiday updates!

I bet you are wondering what I am up to for the holidays. Well, my jewelry at Craft-O-Rama in New Bedford, MA which is my old stomping ground! I took metalsmithing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth CVPA campus in the heart of this quaint little city. I love it there and hope you do to. Stop in and shop!

Want more details? Look  here !

Want more details? Look here!

While you are there be on the look out for new bling. Here is a little peek...

itty bitty earrings in silver and now BRASS! They aren't in my shop yet so please  contact me  if you want a pair.

itty bitty earrings in silver and now BRASS! They aren't in my shop yet so please contact me if you want a pair.

itty bitty necklaces in brass are also new! -and also not on my site yet, please  contact me  if you are interested in this new design.

itty bitty necklaces in brass are also new! -and also not on my site yet, please contact me if you are interested in this new design.

and so many bling with bead necklaces - again,  contact me  if you are interested in these new sparkles. 

and so many bling with bead necklaces - again, contact me if you are interested in these new sparkles. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have a shop update soon. If you simply can't wait, don't be shy and email me so we can get some fresh bling delivered to your doorstep.

xo, kim

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

Studio shots: itty bitty rings in the making

I take a lot of process photos. Maybe it's because I love metalsmithing tools.  Or because I find it awesome that shiny objects are born of fires, loud hammers, dirty pieces of sandpaper, whirring flex shafts and this solution we call pickle. Once metal shines we protect it, deam is precious and wear it with caution. 

Cutting ring shanks

Cutting ring shanks

Who needs fingerprints? 

Who needs fingerprints? 

Soldering complete. Now it's pickle time! 

Soldering complete. Now it's pickle time! 

My love of jewelry making means I will never have pretty nails and may be the perfect criminal. Without prints, who can catch me? 

My love of jewelry making means I will never have pretty nails and may be the perfect criminal. Without prints, who can catch me? 

Months after dreaming these up,  itty bitty rings  are finally in my shop.

Months after dreaming these up, itty bitty rings are finally in my shop.

I love them stacked!  

I love them stacked!  

Seeing as jewelry is a huge part of my life, just as much as making it is, I strive to create work which is subtle and easily worn. Size, shape, textures and finishes are taken into account when I consider the wear and tear these shiny objects endure. I guess that's how my designs ended up so simple yet rich in subtle details. If I can wear my work while hammering, soldering and sanding then I can be pretty certain you will find my designs perfect for every day too. My finger prints may get worn away but my jewelry will remain timeless. 

As always a huge thank you to all of my customers who keep me doing what I love, creating piles of silver dust. Without you my itty bitty designs wouldn't  continue grow to become collections.

xo, Kim

itty bitty bracelets!

 

I spent a few snowy days in my studio whipping up designs which had piled up in my sketchbook. Here's the newest addition to my itty bitty collection.... 

Sunshine and soldering

Sunshine and soldering

Ready to be formed  

Ready to be formed  

Ready to be worn

Ready to be worn

itty bitty cuff bracelets.

I'm smitten!

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  

let's disco!

A sparkly new addition for those winter blues...  

 

shimmering  earrings ...

shimmering earrings...

and this  necklace  to match! 

and this necklace to match! 

bring the party to wherever you are. let's disco!

xo, Kim  

black & tan!

The contrast of color and shape make these simple designs pop!

And there are so many options for matching earrings... 

Personally, I love the black on black earrings above.  

But this classic design will always be a favorite of mine. The contrast is too lovely to resist. 

xo, kim

forget-me-not rings

This collection is in full bloom... 

 

cleaning castings

cleaning castings

soldered ring bands

soldered ring bands

soldering blooms, just off center

soldering blooms, just off center

which makes them perfect for stacking  

which makes them perfect for stacking  

forget-me-not rings make this bouquet complete.

Here's a little explanation on why I love these tiny flower so very much...  

This dainty flower is one I came across in a warehouse full of vintage findings. It reminded me of a little forget-me-not bloom, delicate flowers serving as a strong symbol for love, romance and remembrance. As best said by Henry David Thoreau, "It is one of the most interesting minute flowers. It is the more beautiful for being small and unpretending; even flowers must be modest."

enjoy! xo, Kim

 

Plum!

Just in time for a February birthday. Or just because you need a necklace to match your favorite plum earrings. Whatever the reason may be... 

 

this amethyst hue has finally found a home in my shop.  

xo, kim

 

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And finally, there's a new addition to the budding family... 

Sketches and measuring  

Sketches and measuring  

lining up flowers before soldering

lining up flowers before soldering

soldering

soldering

freshly pickled

freshly pickled

in the studio

in the studio

ready to be worn

ready to be worn

forget-me-not cuff bracelets.  

enjoy! xo, Kim