Kim Paige grew up in upstate New York, spending summers at Camp Amahami, a resident Girl Scout Camp. She followed these natural roots pursuing degrees at Cornell University in Natural Resources and Geographic Information Systems.
After briefly exploring wire and beading techniques, Kim started a bead society in 2010 at a local bead shop. There she was introduced to Metal Clay, a powdered metal mixed with an organic binder that, when fired in a kiln, transformed into solid metal. Kim turned this newfound passion into a business in 2011.
Kim’s handcrafted jewelry incorporates both metal clay and wire techniques artfully enhanced with natural stone and glass beads. Lapidary, or forming stones into cabochons, is her latest fascination. Nature’s bounty is an endless source of inspiration, along with Asian influences from Kim’s heritage.
“Creating helps center my mind and focus, calming the mundane thoughts and concerns that constantly run through my head,” Kim says. “There’s a certain Zen to the process of designing, planning and executing that I really enjoy.”
In addition to jewelry making, Kim also designs websites and photographs her own work.
Websites for Artists > Metal Clay Mojo Conference, Sept 2013
Metal Clay Magic