Jewelry Making Inspiration with Kieu Pham Gray | Jewelry

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Jewellery artist Kieu Pham Grey commenced producing jewelry to complement her outfits when she was operating in a corporate task more than two decades back. Because then, she has taken up metalsmithing and come to be a sought-immediately after teacher and co-proprietor of

Previously mentioned: Kieu Pham Gray and a pendant from Fragments, a person her Bead Fest workshops.

Kieu usually takes an modern tactic to producing various money streams from her passion for jewellery making, together with instructing at Bead Fest.

Jewelry project from Kieu Pham Gray's Daydreamer Bead Fest workshop
Daydreamer, Intro to Standard Metalwork workshop by Kieu Pham Gray

Kinetic Inspiration

Kinetic Inspiration
In the earlier few decades, Kieu has additional kinetic jewellery to her concentrations. When a student requested her how to make a fidget ring, Kieu set out to develop a person. It commenced with a visual graphic and the system grew from there. Kieu claims, “most any individual can make static nearly anything . . . but when you get into matters with relocating sections, you actually have to think about the engineering of it and what it requires to do that.”

With kinetic jewelry, it’s particularly vital for just about every layer of the project to be just ideal or it won’t go like you want it to. She says that she enjoys tackling tough tasks to elevate her competencies because it would make her a far better artist and instructor—and it’s a pleasurable problem for her brain.

Jewelry project from Kieu Pham Gray's Swirly Pearl Bead Fest workshop
Swirly Pearl workshop by Kieu Pham Gray

Makers Gotta Make

Kieu life outside Cleveland, Ohio, and just a brief stroll from trails in Cuyahoga Valley Countrywide Park. When she is not occupied building jewelry or immersing herself in the forest, she is cooking. Kieu, as she says, enjoys generating in all its forms. She does not prohibit her creativity to only jewelry building. She finds time to create delicious Vietnamese foods, and even built a leather purse last calendar year.

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Kieu explains that we are all makers, expressing “which sort of earning we choose is just different from one particular individual to a different . . . Food is definitely a fantastic way to demonstrate enjoy to people today and it is also not frivolous which is a thing I fight with producing jewellery.” At the starting of lockdown, she had a ton of time to feel about foodstuff waste, and becoming an environmentalist, has minimized her squander in not only cooking, but jewelry producing. She says, “I make factors and try out to make points that are practical.” She strives to make jewellery that will be worn many times.

Jewelry project from Kieu Pham Gray's Linear Accents Bead Fest workshop
Linear Accents workshop by Kieu Pham Gray

Learn with Kieu

When COVID-19 lockdowns commenced, Kieu started to keep on the web broadcasts to complement her misplaced in-man or woman training cash flow. She suggests, “I started out on Facebook and then we went to two channels, and now I’m on 4 channels . . . that became the business.”

She now teaches a large variety of on line and in-person programs, from beginner to highly developed courses at and elsewhere, including Bead Fest. Understand a new jewelry making technique or force your competencies to the next stage with Kieu!

All images courtesy of Kieu Pham Grey.

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