About Kimberlie

I make jewelry and write tutorials.

Jewelry Supply Storage

Jewelry Supply Storage

During my last reader survey, a lot of people asked me how I store my jewelry making supplies.

In today’s video, I share how I store my supplies.

The most important thing to think about when you are deciding how to store your supplies is how will you be using them.  Store them in a way that makes things easy for you.


Quick Start Guide

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You’ll also join my newsletter and weekly newsletters with new creativity ideas, free jewelry making tutorials and techniques and be the first to know about new workshops and classes.

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How to Make an Inspiration Treasure Chest

Inspiration Treasure Chest

Sometimes I have days that are just blah and I’m not inspired at all.  I love having a little “treasure chest” of items to inspire me on those days.

It’s pretty simple to put together:

  • Find a container; and
  • Put things in it that inspire you.

As time goes by, you’ll find some new things to put in it and perhaps take other things out.

In today’s video I show you how I put together my Inspiration Treasure Chest.

Video:

Inspiration Treasure Chest

Some ideas for containers:

  • I used a cute planter.
  • Altoid box (click here for a tutorial on how to decorate it)
  • Mason jar lantern (obviously without the candle.  Click here for a tutorial to make it.)
  • Any box.
  • Basket.
  • I also think of my sketchbook as a treasure trove of inspiration.

Inspiration Treasure Chest

Ideas of what to put in your Inspiration Treasure Chest:

  • Cards with inspirational quotes.  (Learn how to make quote cards here.)
  • Photos of inspiring places.  You could use your own photographs of places you’ve visited and love or print inspiring photos of places you’d love to visit.
  • Souvenirs.
  • Cards/letters you’ve received.
  • Any ephemera that inspires you.
  • Aromatherapy (essential oils, herbs or candles.)
  • Any little items that delight you.
  • A list of things to do to feel inspired again.
  • Anything else that you find inspiring.

So what are you going to put in your Inspiration Treasure Chest?


Jewelry Design Workshop

Have you been making jewelry, but following others’ tutorials and have a yearning to come up with your own unique designs?

Have you seen other people’s designs, but they’re just not quite right for you and your own style?

Wondering how you even figure out your own personal jewelry style?

And how do you come up with ideas without having all day to dream about jewelry designs?

Give me a few minutes a day and I will take you from wondering how jewelry designers come up with their ideas to designing your own jewelry in your own unique style!

In my Jewelry Design Workshop you’ll learn my process for never running out of ideas for jewelry designs. Through the process, you’ll develop your own personal jewelry style and even learn how to put together a cohesive collection.

We’ll start by learning about the basic principles of jewelry design. Then you’ll learn how to create an Idea Collage, a technique you can do over and over again to get lots of inspiration. Plus you’ll get some bonus prompts for even more inspiration. I’ll share my process for pulling ideas from your Idea Collage.

Then we’ll move onto actually sketching our design ideas and choosing designs for a collection. Finally, I’ll share tips for finalizing your jewelry designs and troubleshooting when a design does not seem to be quite working.

Learn more and sign up here.

 

Long Wire Wrapped Pendant Necklace Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Pendant Necklace

Today is Part 3 of our 3 part series of necklaces.

In the tutorial you will learn a simple, but unique wire wrapping technique to frame a focal bead for a necklace.

Wire Wrapped Pendant Necklace

Video Tutorial:

In case you missed the previous parts of this series:

Pro Wire Wrapping Finishing Tips

Wire Wrapped Loop Chain

Wire Wrapped Bead Link Necklace

Wire Wrapped Necklaces


Have you been thinking about joining in for Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry?

Things you should know:

  • I created it to help you find your creativity (or amp it up!)
  • Each week is designed to take you on a journey starting with a creativity boosting activity (creativity booster.)  Then I teach you jewelry skills techniques.  We finish with actual step-by-step jewelry projects.  It’s set up that way so that as you go through you get what you need – creative inspire, technical skills – and at any point you can create jewelry.  You may come up with your own designs.  You may make the projects in the class exactly as is.  You may put your own spin on any of the projects.
  • You get access to this course forever in the future.  So if you don’t have time right now, you can come back to it later.
  • It’s only available once or twice a year.  So even if you don’t have time right now, if you want to take the course this year I highly recommend getting it and then working on it when you do have time.  (Remember:  you have access to it forever.)
  • The lessons come out each Monday, but you do not have to do them at any specific time.
  • Once you have purchased this course, you always have access to every time I run it without paying anything additional!  (Even when I add and update the content!)
  • Learn more here:  Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry
  • Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
  • It starts on March 5th – registration will close on that day!

Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry eCourse

Tools & Supplies Needed for Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry [and how to get them inexpensively]

Tools and Materials Needed for Rediscover Your Creativity

My eCourse, Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry begins on March 5th.  You can get registered now.

The course is all about finding or rediscovering your creativity.  And it’s also about jewelry making.  Each week there is a creativity activity to boost your creativity (creativity boosters), lesson on how to do certain technical skills in jewelry making (jewelry skills lessons) and then full projects for making jewelry (jewelry projects.)

I set up the course so that you have the tools so that at any point you may start to get ideas of your own for jewelry designs.

This is a 6 week eCourse and there are 21 jewelry projects included.

For my workshops I typically let you know what you need for it beforehand.  This eCourse is a little different, but there are certain things you’re going to need.

I highly recommend that you use what you have on hand and be creative about making adjustments to the projects we’ll do.  (And I recommend that for any jewelry project that I teach!)

And because I don’t want you to have to break the bank to take this class, I’m also giving you some tips for getting supplies less expensively.

The video is almost 14 minutes long.  The same information is in the PDF below if you prefer to read!

Here is the PDF for the supplies and tools you’ll need:  Tools and Materials List

Please don’t miss out on Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry.  It’s only available once or twice a year.  Registration will close on March 5th.  After that, you’ll have to wait to get in again!

And even though it’s a 6 week course at a specific time, you really can work at your own pace.  You keep access to the course and all the content forever!

Learn more and register here:  Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry

Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry eCourse

Wire Wrapped Bead Link & Chain Necklace Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Bead Link Necklace Tutorial

Today I have the wire wrapped bead link necklace tutorial.

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make wire wrapped bead links and also how to interconnect them without jump rings.

This is the second necklace in a series of 3 I’m doing.  You can wear all 3 together for a nice layered look or in any combination or individually.

First, you’ll want to check out the Pro Wire Wrapped Finishing Tips Video.

Next, you’ll need the Wire Wrapped Loop Chain tutorial to complete this necklace (or you could just use pre-made chain if you like.)

And then you’re ready for today’s video:

Next week we’ll do the third and final necklace to complete the look.

Links I mention in the video:

I’m so excited to share that Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry is now open for registration!

The course starts on March 5th with an introduction and you’ll get a new lesson each week with weekly creativity hints throughout as well.

Each week includes:  a creativity booster (a prompt/activity that is designed to boost your creativity), jewelry skills lessons (technical lessons to help you with your jewelry skills), and jewelry projects (at least 2 per week, but usually more each week.)

The class is filled with video lessons and PDFs and is a favorite of my students.

After the course is over, you have access to the course forever so you can return to it again and again.

This year I’ve changed the format and it will be held on Teachable, which is great because it’s so easy to track your progress and easier to access than in years’ past.

(Prior students:  I will be contacting you about the new access to the course soon.  You do not need to sign up again if you purchased this course previously.)

Learn more and get signed up here:  Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry eCourse.  (There’s also a payment plan available!)

I can’t wait to get started in March!!