I create because I ‘have to’. It is as necessary as breathing. Over the years my chosen method of expression has consistently been jewellery.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jewellery making has been a lifelong practice of Kimberley Price. Her
'art jewellery' utilizes classic components and techniques worked in a
contemporary manner. The majority of her pieces are inspired by the
art of other cultures. She may use, for example, antique beads from
the Turkoman of northern Afghanistan strung with Venetian beads traded
into Africa in the late 19th century. She may use her silversmithing
skills to meld silver with the unusual, large pieces of vintage
bakelite or handcrafted conch pendants from the Naga of northern India
become beautiful rings or pendants. Kimberley's beadwork and small
beaded sculptures take their inspiration, in part, from Native North
American and African beadworkers.
Kimberley's work has been shown in numerous bead and jewellery related
publications over the years, including a cover profile in Step by Step
Beads. Her work has also been seen in a number of gallery shows both
here and in the US.
The jewellery Kim creates is composed of different styles worked
individually or in combination. The main focus being beadwork,
silversmithing, and semi-precious stones and vintage beads of silver
Through the utilization of these components she creates an
international souk of design.