Kim is a Graduate Gemologist and Accredited Jewelry
Professional (GIA). She holds graduate diplomas in Pearls,
Colored Stones and Diamonds (GIA), along with certificates
in Pearl and Bead Stringing (GIA).
Her educational background provides a strong foundation for
her expertise as a jeweler, jewelry instructor and freelance
writer. See Kim’s full resume. (PDF,
Kim’s first love is jewelry design. This passion is followed
closely by her enthusiasm for teaching and writing about
gemstones and the craft she adores—making standout,
Meticulous in every aspect of her work, Kim’s jewelry lines
have been carried in Mariposa Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, as well
as select California retail stores. Kim currently designs
and produces one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry
pieces for artisan events held in and around the picturesque
mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead, CA.
Kim has been teaching jewelry classes since
1995—specializing in beginning-to-advanced wirework and
stringing techniques, handcrafted chains, jewelry design
essentials, pearls and colored stone fundamentals.
In 2006, Kim took a sabbatical from teaching to devote time
to her work as a jeweler and freelance writer. In 2010, she
started her company, Untamed Spirit®. Then, two years later,
Kim opened her Etsy Shop offering an ever-growing collection
of artisan-crafted components, hand-selected jewelry
supplies, designer kits and project-based lessons.
Balancing her many passions, Kim began teaching classes
again in 2014.
It is my sincerest hope that my body of work inspires
you to learn more,
create abundantly and fearlessly pursue your dreams.
— Kim Mayne-Hatzold