Friday, December 20, 2013
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“Salvage from the past to make your life richer in the present” is Kim Williams’ mantra.
A BA in Theatre Education and 30 years in the classroom has provided Kim with a profound appreciation for creative design.
Transitioning from teaching to retirement came with some challenges. Desiring to channel creative energy, mix in a little inspiration for a love of collecting antiques and vintage jewelry with a background in fashion history all came together in a blinding bolt of lightening when she began a new journey creating repurposed jewelry.
Kim lives along the Gulf Coast of Texas with her husband and soon to be wed, son. She volunteers at a local historical house museum and is creative director of a summer stock theatre company in her hometown.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I often talk about the distinct culture of Texas and all of the influences of historical value in my jewelry work. My Cowgirl Prom collection is the quintessential example of how an idea becomes a reality. I found this picture of Annie Oakley while exploring vintage images with a western flair. I love Miss Oakley's western shirt so artfully decorated with sharp shooting awards and ribbons. "I Can Do Anything Better than You", from the musical, Annie Get Your Gun pops into my head. I assemble my stash of vintage and antique jewelry findings, mix in a few images and instantly a picture of what was is now new and inspired.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Monday, April 22, 2013
I can't describe what a thrill it is to sell a piece of my jewelry. I especially like it when I know my little creation is going on a journey across the country to become a part of a lucky lady's wardrobe. I am saying goodbye and fair well to my Iconic Cowgirl Link Bracelet with the green turquoise bead closure. I hope it brings as much joy to the person wearing it as it did to the creation of it. ByeBye Cowgirl....
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to transform my chair. I mixed 3 teaspoons of White and 3 teaspoons of