by Kim Hatzold, GG, AJP (GIA)
About Kim Hatzold
Kim Mayne-Hatzold is a Graduate Gemologist and Accredited Jewelry Professional (Gemological Institute of America). She holds graduate diplomas in Pearls, Colored Stones and Diamonds, along with certificates in Pearl and Bead Stringing (GIA).
Passionate about every aspect of this craft, Kim completed courses at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, CA, covering a range of essential jewelry-making skills including Fabrication, Metalsmithing, Rendering, and Wax Modeling. With a focus on the design and production of custom components, Kim continued on to take the Comprehensive Wax Techniques at the GIA, Carlsbad, CA.
Kim’s one-of-a-kind and limited-edition jewelry pieces have been carried in Mariposa Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, select California retail stores, and featured at artisan events held in and around the picturesque mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead, CA, where she lived for 10 years.
Kim took a sabbatical from teaching in the public school system in 2006 to devote time to her work as a jeweler, jewelry instructor, and freelance writer. In 2010, she started her company, Untamed Spirit, and developed an internet-based business to educate others in jewelry-making techniques and gemstones. Download a free copy of Kim’s Gemstone Vocabulary Guide here. In 2012, Kim opened an Etsy Shop offering a distinctive collection of artisan-crafted components, hand-selected jewelry supplies, designer kits and project-based lessons.
Balancing her many passions, Kim began working part-time as a Resource Specialist for Total Education Solutions in 2014. She now works full-time as Instructional Support Coordinator for an early-college high school in Riverside, CA.
To make art, you must develop an infallible technique.
Then, place yourself at the mercy of inspiration.
─From Craft in America, Season 1
©2022 Kim K. Mayne-Hatzold, PO Box 1504, Riverside, CA 92502