ABOUT LISA KIM FINE JEWELRY

Every woman is the hero of her own story.

Lisa Kim Fine Jewelry is for strong women. Each piece reminds us to be bold and brave in the face of our challenges, the way heroes were in myth and legend.

Based in Los Angeles, Lisa Kim works with the brightest talent to produce her jewelry locallY.  all of her pieces are made by hand, not by machine. the maker passes power and intention on to the jewelry. lisa kim EMPLOYS hand CASTING, FABRICATION, AND CHASING AND REPOUSSÉ TO WEAVE A MEMORABLE STORY INTO HER JEWELRY THAT IS to be told again and again throughout the ages.

 

ABOUT LISA KIM

a.k.a. the metal mythologist

portrait by Mark Tanner

portrait by Mark Tanner

"i make magic in metal."

 

Lisa Kim drinks from her early passions as inspiration for her jewelry line: Mythology, fantasy literature, graphic novels, and ancient history.

 

Lisa KIM received her B.F.A. in Film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. It was show business that brought her to Los Angeles; over a period of ten years, Lisa Kim had the privilege of working for animated shows on television. Despite her success, she could not ignore a deep-seated impulse to create objects of beauty with her own hands. In 2011, she made the bold decision to leave entertainment to launch a new career in jewelry design and manufacturing.

 

after studying at a local jewelry school, lisa kim acquired a specific set of experiences working for other designers. she interned at Michael schmidt studios where she assisted mr. schmidt with the production of his fashion jewelry line. she also had a hand in fabricating props, wardrobe, and accessories for stage performances by some of the world's leading pop stars. lisa kim went on to work in a similar capacity for tony swatton, the acclaimed hollywood blacksmith and star of the popular web series man at arms. under his direction, she worked with his team to produce weapons, armor and wardrobe. she loved creating these items that transformed and empowered women on stage. without a doubt the work of these two extraordinary makers has left an indelible impression on lisa kim.

 

During this time, Lisa Kim recognized her innate desire to sculpt metal. She taught herself chasing and repoussé in 2012, producing her first sterling silver cuff bracelets. From 2013 to 2014, she FURTHERED HER STUDIES IN these ancient techniques under EUROPEAN MASTERS Valentin Yotkov and Davide Bigazzi.

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

FINALIST

2014 JCK JEWELERS CHOICE AWARDS

BEST BRACELET DESIGN ($2,501-$10,000)

 

WINNER

2013 CARELLE-WJA MEMBER GRANT IN HONOR OF BROOKE TIVOL MCGRATH

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015

First International Chasing & Repoussé Exhibition, OUTNUMBERED GALLERY, LITTLETON, CO