My name is Kimberly Johnson. I was born and raised in Warren, Michigan. I have lived not only in Michigan (all over) but I have also been able to live in California, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois as well. I have a son whom I love greatly, and who supports what I do. Right now, I am located in Beaverton, Michigan. I don't intend to move again, but if I have to, then I will update that portion of the page (lol).
I am the author of a self-published poetry book called "The Thoughts of an Image Writer". I began writing poetry way back in grade school, and have continued through the years. This is my first publication of my poems, and my father says the only thing that it's missing is the poem that I wrote about my mother. The reason it's missing this particular poem, is because I lost it, along with a lot of my "old" poetry, in a flood when I lived in Flint, Michigan in 2000. Not only is my book available from my site here via downloadable PDF, but it is also available in paperback and Kindle through Amazon. I also have available 20 copies of the paperback for $10. If you would like to purchase an actual copy from me, please add $5 shipping and MESSAGE me that you would like the paperback copy of my book. You will get your copy SIGNED by me personally, to where if you bought it from Amazon, you get NO signed copy.
I began making jewelry about 2003, after I moved into an apartment, and didn't really have anything to do. I started doing it as a hobby, and then when I showed it to people on the Internet, they suggested I start selling it. I have since been trying to do so, and have had a little bit of success through Facebook, but I'd like to try to make it here on my new site as well. I'm hoping to get more sold than ever before. I have over 1,000 items available, including downloadable patterns.
When I began making jewelry, all I knew how to make were earrings. When you see my earrings category, you'll notice there's more in there than anywhere else, except for my patterns category (PDF Files). I have since learned over the years how to make bracelets, necklaces, chokers, wall hangings (the expensive patterns), more earrings, rings, watches, and even learned a few new techniques in making jewelry. Right now, besides making this site, I'm working on learning bead embroidery and wire wrapping.
I also make "Made-To-Order" items. These items are specifically made to order. You can either choose the colors that I have showing, or choose your own colors. One of my favorite pieces that I made, a 3 strand Pink Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Necklace, was recently purchased by a great friend (and person who buys a lot of my items) Jacqueline Emery from the UK. She has purchased a lot of my made-to-order items for Christmas presents, birthday presents, and just as gifts throughout the year.
I have a lot of different categories in my SHOP list. I'm working on getting them to scroll, but as of right now, you have to lower the screen size (depending on your computer screen size) down to at least 75% in order to see the full list. For some reason it's not scrolling right (just the page itself is scrolling....lol).
Throughout my moving adventures I have continued to work on my jewelry. Over the last couple of years, I have even donated some of my children's jewelry to St. Baldrick's Fundraisers. A charity that my cousin Tabi works for. This year, I even went as far as to do a Fundraiser myself for Children With Hair Loss, and not only did I do good for a first time fundraiser, I also went even farther than just the monetary donation, I cut my hair off and donated it as well. I'd like to thank the Gladwin County Michigan Residents and Businesses that helped raise $150 for Children With Hair Loss (this is the donation form pdf link). I plan on doing it again next year, with the exception of cutting my hair (lol), so hopefully I'll get more businesses to work with me next time.
Along with making jewelry, I also do painting, crocheting, cross stitching, plastic canvas, and card making. You will find all of the items from these other crafts in my OTHER category.
Well, that's all I can think of to put here right now. Thank you for reading my "long" about page. I hope you enjoy your visit, and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.