Thursday, June 5, 2014

Handmade Artists - Let's Meet

Our summer blog ring is off to a running start.  We will be featuring new handmade artists every other week.  So you simply must stay tuned or you will absolutely miss some of the most special people in the world.

Our first selection is actually a 3 in 1, however, I will do them in separately so that I can hopefully do them justice.  They are Kimberly Kitchen of Makin the Best of It.  Not only does Kimberly have her own shop but she owns the site as well, along with her husband Andrew (we will talk about him later).  Check out her shop, she has some great cabochons.  Take a look.

This beauty is called "Mermaid Tai"l, done with sterling silver wire wrapping. It truly makes this sea glass seem enchanted.

Then there is this one which she calls "Soft Yellow Angel Wings".  Isn't it gorgeous.  Kimberly definitely shows off her talent with the wire. 

But truthfully, there is so much more about Kimberly.  First she is a wife, a mother of two beautiful boys, she manages two (not one) two websites, Handmade Artists as well as It's Better Handmade. Now at the handmade artist site, there are many, many shops for you to take a look at.  It represents only handmade work and on It's Better Handmade or better known to us as IBH, she showcases handmade artists from everywhere.  Kimberly is a true artisan herself and because she knows the issues that all handmade artists face each and everyday, she has dedicated  a huge portion of her life to supporting us all and she does a spectacular job of it.

Not only does she support handmade artists and their work, she teaches, she keeps up with her busy young boys and their wrestling and other endeavors as well as creating her own beautiful work as you can see.

I don't know where she finds all the hours in a day to get it all done but I am certainly glad that she does and I am happy to call her my friend because she will also step up when you need her in your personal life, she has given me tremendous advice on how to teach my gifted and ADHD grandson.

Thank you Kimberly, you are a wonderful role model for all handmade artists and women everywhere.

You can find Kimberly here just to name a few.
Handmade Artists

Stay tuned for the next of the 3 in 1.

Be blessed


myeuropeantouch said...

Love it, Pam, so well written and told. ♥

The Alchemist said...

What a lovely post for a lovely woman. She makes some great items, where does she find the time for it all.

Larissa said...

She's really an all-around inspiration.

Debbi Huntington said...

kimberly is amazing!

John Rasmussen said...

Thanks for the great presentation Pam, and thanks for all that you do to promote handmade.

Debbie Rodgers said...

Really great article! I love Kimberly's artwork.

Teresa Ivey said...

Really nice post Pam Kimberly's work is amazing

Handmade Artists' Forum and Shop said...

Thanks so much for the love Pam!!

lisianblue Kris said...

Super feature on Kimberly, wonderful artist, mother, teacher, blogger, and a million other things!