Kim Falat ~ Symphony Jewels

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Gender Female
Industry Fashion
Occupation Jewelry Designer
Location Chicago suburbs, Illinois, United States
Introduction I stumbled upon making jewelry in March 2003. A friend & I were spending a girls day together shopping. We went to an art show & then to the mall. We walked into a store that had a bunch of bins with stones & beads. She wanted to pick out some beads to make a bookmark, I wandered around looking at candles. She was taking forever, so I finally decided to join her & pick out some beads to make a bookmark also. I made that first bookmark & I was HOOKED! I had to make earrings next, then a necklace, then lots of earrings & necklaces! & within a couple months I was selling in a local boutique & a local craft show. Over the years as my skills developed & I started using higher quality materials, I got into high-end boutiques & galleries & started selling in art shows. The boutique/gallery venue is pretty time-consuming, so I now focus on summer art shows & my website, www.symphonyjewels.com. But I would like to get back into the retail market someday as well. I have a regular full-time job & baby #2 on the way. So finding time can be tricky. But my jewelry business has been my passion for almost 10 years now. I need it in my life, as much as possible!!
Interests Fashion, art, horseback riding, stargazing, reading, writing poetry and short stories, designing and making jewelry, photography, scrapbooking, painting/airbrushing, collecting model horses, my pets, nights out with the girls, dreams
Favorite Movies Anything action-packed! Horror movies too, the supernatural kind, NOT the gory kind.
Favorite Music Train, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, Sting, Stevie Nicks, Jewel, Christina Aguilera, 80's music, Lady Gaga, Alanis Morissette
Favorite Books Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series, Sherlock Holmes, fantasy/sci fi. Books about politics, history, finance, the economy.