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Growing up in an atmosphere of creativity, I am naturally drawn to beauty and things artful. Sewing and drawing were a normal part of my life. That interest eventually led me to Otis College of Art and Design of Los Angeles where I pursued fashion design. My passion for creating jewelry was realized as I was teaching a Decorative Arts course for Oakland Unified School District's Older Adult Program. There was an interest among the group to create jewelry and so the journey began as we all learned together! More recently, I have comfortably settled into a nice little niche of creating jewelry, hats and other accessories.

Some people ask me, "why Kartisim"? It is a blending of my name "Kim" and the word "artisan".

I enjoy elements of nature; leaves in particular. I find interesting textures, ancient architecture and beautiful photography all very inspiring. I…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 18
  • Joined October 15, 2008

Favorite materials

Copper, bronze, wire, semiprecious stones, metal clay, vintage materials and trims, velvet, chain, textures in nature, recycled jewelry and other findings

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About

Growing up in an atmosphere of creativity, I am naturally drawn to beauty and things artful. Sewing and drawing were a normal part of my life. That interest eventually led me to Otis College of Art and Design of Los Angeles where I pursued fashion design. My passion for creating jewelry was realized as I was teaching a Decorative Arts course for Oakland Unified School District's Older Adult Program. There was an interest among the group to create jewelry and so the journey began as we all learned together! More recently, I have comfortably settled into a nice little niche of creating jewelry, hats and other accessories.

Some people ask me, "why Kartisim"? It is a blending of my name "Kim" and the word "artisan".

I enjoy elements of nature; leaves in particular. I find interesting textures, ancient architecture and beautiful photography all very inspiring. I love Impressionism. Erte` and Frida Kahlo's personal style are great sources of inspiration for me. I find the first half of the 20th century; with greater interest on the 1910-1920's time period, unequivocally awe inspiring.

Your custom orders are most welcome!
Please visit my shop: www.kartisimdesign.com

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