KIM CARON DESIGNS

kim caron designs

Ever meet a girl and instantly know you could be friends?  I know you would feel this way if you met Kim Guillet.  She is the passionate, down to earth, creative force behind Kim Caron Designs.  Her unique, hand-made jewelry is gorgeous.  Her pieces range from statement rings to delicate necklaces and everything in between.  {I am personally in love with druzy quartz. It is just so darn dreamy.  Just look at that fabulous ring!}

I am trying something new.  Just for fun, I decided to ask Kim a few questions about her designs and her inspiration.  There is no better way to get to know someone!

When and why did you launch Kim Caron Designs?

I launched Kim Caron Designs last April.  My neighbor Karla talked me into having a trunk show at her house.  She has been such a supportive friend.

How did you get your start designing jewelry?

Over 20 years ago I was introduced to jewelry design- it was at Mercer Island High School. I had an awesome teacher, Laurie Hall, and I  took the class multiple times.  About 3 years ago I was admiring my friend Amy’s Jamie Joseph ring and realized I wanted to make something like that! I signed up for classes at BCC, Danica Design, and Pratt in Seattle to learn jewelry fabrication all over again.  I still take classes all the time. There is so much to learn- it’s  endless.

What inspires you when designing?

I find inspiration everywhere–from my friends, from the stones themselves, from looking outside at color combinations and of course from Pinterest!

Your studio is so charming.  What do you love about it?

I love my studio.  My husband Marin built it for me for our 15th anniversary.  I think he was also motivated to get his workbench back. I had taken it over in the garage.  For me time flies in the studio- I feel like I always have something new I want to try.

How do you name the pieces in your collection?

Every piece of jewelry is named after a little girl I know.  My nieces Gracie and Sadie gave me that idea.

It’s a Monday morning.  What jewelry are you wearing?

Right now I’m wearing the callie “hope” heart pendant necklace. 100% of proceeds from this necklace go to Ben Towne Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research. I hope to sell tons of these!!! I know Ben’s mom from college and have been absolutely floored by her strength and determination.  I wanted to give 10% of all sales to a charity I believed strongly in. It was the perfect fit. Ben’s story is at bentownefoundation.org.  You will cry.

kim caron design round up

Clockwise [from top left]:

1//gracie nicole necklace 2//margo fallen leaf earrings 3//riley cuff 4//allie kate rustic sappphire ring 5//callie “hope” heart pendant 6//macie shimmering chain earrings

Kim is sharing the love with all of you!  Shop Kim Caron Designs and receive 20% off your entire order.  {Simply use the code KIM20 at checkout.}

{Kim’s photo and logo via her website.  Love the druzy ring too?  She does custom orders.}

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