Hi! My name is Kelly and I am a designer/metalsmith making handcrafted jewelry and objects. I have a BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing and currently live and work in Northwest Indiana.
My work is inspired by the shapes, textures and patterns found in nature, along with my love for the ornate. A majority of this work starts out as a sheet of metal, and it is my job to cut, pierce, solder, and polish it into a well crafted piece. I strive to create these objects to be one of a kind and occasionally as limited editions. My passion for the entire process of designing and completing a beautiful finished opus drives me to improve my craft everyday.
The evolution of a single piece from concept to a tangible object is very time consuming and can take days, or more, to complete.
My aspiration is to produce a new line of fine jewelry, The White Orchid Jewelry Line, created for Fall 2012. With the support of you through Kickstarter I would be afforded the much needed time, material and equipment necessary to create this new line. The release date for this line will be October 20th, 2012 at a gallery in Northwest Indiana. All supporters will be invited to see the line that you helped you create.
The tools needed include forming hammers, chasing tools, forming stakes and a rolling mill.These tools allow me to create the beautiful organic shapes and textures that are essential in this line of work.
My plans for The White Orchid Jewelry Line are to create 10 new pieces which will be designed in Argentium Silver. I am choosing Argentium silver because it is brighter and tarnish resistant, but more importantly it's an environmentally friendly choice compared to alternatives. The designs for this jewelry line will be an expression of my desire to create work that is both graceful and beautiful as well elaborate and bold.
As a supporter of my Kickstarter I have some great benefits lined up, which include pieces of my current works like the Wrapped Silver Birch Bark Ring, the Silver Feather Brooch, and the Silver Orchid Necklace. All backers will get a big thanks on my website, and an invitation to the opening in October. Other benefits include an artist book with images of the process and final pieces, a web chat about the work, and frequent updates.
(There are no additional shipping costs for domestic or international backers.)
I will be posting ideas and sketches for the line in my updates, so make sure to check those out. Also feel free to browse my website www.KellyLimberg.com to see more of my work and once the project goes through I will be posting frequent updates on the whole process.
How Kickstarter Works:
So the way this whole things works is that I have a goal to raise $2,500 and a limited number of days to reach my goal. During that time I work to find backers interested in my project and the rewards I have offered. So if you wish to support the project just click on the "Back this project" link in the upper right and continue from there. BUT remember I do not receive ANY of the funding unless I reach my goal, and you will not be charged until I reach my goal either. So please help spread the word and if you have any questions feel free to let me know.
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