Kimberley Price

I create because I ‘have to’. It is as necessary as breathing to me. Over the years my chosen method of expression has consistently been jewellery. I have transformed polymer clay, silver and beads of every description and age, into wearable art. I have macramed, silversmithed, woven and strung to accomplish this.

After years of experimenting, my preferred combinations are those of vintage and antique pieces worked with semi precious beads, silver, beadwork and handwoven cords. I am very inspired by the art of other cultures and may string, for example, antique silver beads from the Turkoman of northern Afghanistan with Venetian beads traded into Africa in the late 19th century. Alternately, I could pair handpainted amulets from India with my own handwoven Japanese style cords.

Occasionally I switch gears from the big beads and pull out my seed beads. Here I meticulously pick through my containers of these tiny orbs, and one by one, weave together bright, graphic, one of a kind wearable art. These pieces take their inspiration, in part, from Native North American and African beadworkers.

All in all I create  because I have to. It is a passion that won’t be quelled and keeps me thinking, focused and happy.

More information about Kimberley Price and her jewellery can be found on her website www.kimberleyprice.com

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