Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self-taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 19 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in numerous magazines and books. She has appeared on several beading/craft television programs and has written three books Mixed Metal Mania, Metal Magic, and Colorful Wirework Jewelry. Kim was elected one of the Top Ten Instructors in the country by the attendees of the prestigious Bead & Button show. She now has 36 instructional videos available and numerous how to videos on YouTube. Her husband Norm has learned through osmosis and assists Kim wherever they may be teaching.