Q & A with Kim – Ask me Anything!

Q & A with Kim

Update:  The Q & A is now over, but please feel free to contact me or comment on blogposts to ask questions anytime.  🙂

Hi there!

I know you have questions and I want to answer them!

So on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Time I’m going to answer them right here on my website.

How it works:

Submit your question right here on this blogpost.  Just click “reply” below and write your question and submit it.  You can do this anytime between now and Wednesday and even during the 2:00 to 4:00 time.  You can submit your question ahead of time and I’ll answer it at that time.

On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. I’ll start answering your questions right here in the same place.  You will find your answer as a reply to your comment.  If you ask a question ahead of time, make sure to come back and see your answer.  You can also ask a follow up question if my answer isn’t clear.

Everything will be right here in writing on this blogpost in the comments section.  (It says “reply.”)

What you can ask:

Really anything.  If I don’t know the answer, I’ll let you know that I don’t know.

If you are rude or mean, I’ll probably not post your question at all.  If it’s too personal, I’ll just let you know.

I’m most expecting questions along the lines of the following because that’s where I can be the most help:

  • Jewelry making – can be general or specific techniques, troubleshooting questions, ideas you want to run by me, etc. *
  • Creativity related questions
  • Art Journal related questions
  • Inspiration related questions
  • Any questions about my “Inspired Mini Series” that’s running right now.  Questions about it or things that have come up for you during the prompts so far.
  • Questions related to any of my products or eCourses.
  • Questions about my upcoming “Inspired” eCourse or “Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry”

*Regarding jewelry techniques:  please ask away even if you don’t think I can type an answer in text.  I may already have a video or tutorial that I can point you to.  If not, I may do a video or photo tutorial in the near future to help answer your question if it’s not easily answered with typewritten words.  I’ll let you know when you ask the question.

Other questions are encouraged as well.  Like I said, if I can answer it, I will.

When:

Submit your question anytime starting right now by just clicking reply and typing in your question.

I’ll answer your question on November 18, 2015 starting at 2:00 p.m. my time (Eastern US time.)  At 4:00 pm the questions will be closed.

I’m excited to see what you want to ask me!  🙂

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4 thoughts on “Q & A with Kim – Ask me Anything!

  1. Kim here. 🙂

    I had an email question and I quite often get this question, so I’ll post it here to get us started.

    How do I even get started making jewelry?

    • So my answer to this question is usually to start simple and with something that won’t cost a lot of money upfront so you can kind of investigate whether or not you truly want to make jewelry without spending a ton of money (which is so easy to do!)

      I would start with the stretchy bracelet (you can find a video tutorial here: http://kimberliekohler.com/5294/ect-tv-episode-1-elastic-stretch-bracelet/ ) because you don’t need any special jewelry making tools and you get to work with whatever beads you like.

      I also am a big fan of going to thrift stores to find supplies like beads or chains. You can simply find jewelry that has beads you like and purchase to take apart to make into whatever you like! (Here’s a creativity challenge I did about thrift store finds last year: http://kimberliekohler.com/7681/creativity-countdown-week-8-reconstructing-thrift-store-finds/ )

      A great place to start if you’re brand new is my Free 14 Day Intro to Jewelry Making eCourse, which you get when you sign up for my newsletter: http://kimberliekohler.com/email-newsletter/

      Also, you can kind of look around my site to see if there is a jewelry tutorial that catches your attention and just try it and see how it goes. Remember that no one is perfect at first and it takes patience and practice.

      I hope that helps anyone who’s just starting out!

      Warmly,
      Kim

  2. Another question I receive quite often is what to do when you’re creatively blocked. This can be so frustrating and debilitating to deal with when what you truly want is to be creating.

    See the answer in the reply below.

    • I get creatively blocked myself. Everyone does. The trick is to keep working anyway. I wrote a post about this, which you can find in its entirety here: http://kimberliekohler.com/2360/10-ways-to-overcome-creativity-blocks-and-achieve-flow/

      I list 10 ways to overcome creative fears.
      The No. 1 thing I do is write in my journal or create in some other way that is not jewelry making (or not your primary source of creativity).

      Quite often that’s enough to clear my head, get out the junk and be able to access my creativity again. Sometimes I simply write out everything on my mind and get it on paper. Sometimes I paint or draw or collage. It all works. (And you can see some of my art journal pages here on the blog and even follow along with my free Inspired Mini Series where we’re going from Art Journal to Inspiration to Jewelry.

      Another way I get through blocks is to just keep working anyway. Just make jewelry even if it isn’t perfect or you have no unique ideas. Just keep doing. It will come back to you eventually.

      Another big thing I do is get outside – in nature, go window shopping in my town or just be in the sun. It helps immensely especially if I’ve been sitting at my work table for hours trying to make something work.

      Those are a few brief tips and you can see the link above for more. This is also the biggest thing people get out of my Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry eCourse and is what I’m hoping people will get out of my new Inspired eCourse (both opening up for registration on November 27, 2015!)

      Warmly,
      Kim

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