Jewelry and Metals Instructor
Carly Kimbrough grew up in a small town in Kansas. Her grandmother was a lover and collector of fine jewelry. As a child, Carly would receive one of these special pieces each Christmas as a gift. She treasured them then, as much as she does now. After receiving her BFA in Design from the University of Kansas, Carly took her skills to the production benches of Melissa Joy Manning, Inc. in Berkeley, California. Carly spent six years on the west coast living all over the Bay Area and in Portland, Oregon. It was during this time in which she developed her own style of design in art and fashion jewelry. Carly uses traditional metalsmithing techniques and tools to create handmade jewelry that will last a lifetime and beyond. Inspired by art nouveau and art deco, she executes both their classic and romantic elegance with a modern twist. Loving the process from the blank silver sheet to the excitement of adornment she hopes each piece will be loved and handed down to future generations. As learned from her grandmother, nothing is more special than the gift of jewelry passed on. Each piece is created with this in mind. Carly currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri and is pursuing a master's degree in art education. She continues to work in her studio and often makes wedding jewelry for friends. Carly enjoys and welcomes any custom jewelry jobs.Browse All Classes
Adults / 14 and Up
Students will learn the basics of creating jewelry with sheet metal. We will do a pendant the first few classes that involves sawing, sanding, filing, soldering, and setting a stone. When that project is complete, students will be able to choose additional projects. Things like rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and small sculpture are all options to explore. Students may want to bring in small stones for first their first project. Copper and first stone provided, silver available for sale during class (expect first projects to cost $5-10 if working with silver).