About The Designer
Kim Lyons has been designing and handcrafting jewelry for 9 years. In that time she has taken what started out as a hobby and turned it into an award-winning line of one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry and accessories. Kim’s design style is a fusion of ethnic and traditional elements – resulting in “ethno-chic” works of art. Inspired by geometric shapes, music, and all things cultural, she creates pieces that have a distinct identity and enhance a woman’s individual style.
Kim was awarded Best Indie Women’s Accessory (Jewelry) at the 2003 Indie Fashion Awards, nominated for the Fashion Group International’s 8th Annual Rising Star Awards – Accessories (2005), and has been a featured jewelry designer for dcFashionWeek.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Kim got her artistic start writing and performing poetry throughout the DC Metropolitan Area at various jazz poetry readings and on the radio. This self-taught designer is also an avid supporter of the arts and strong believer in giving back to the community. She has taught several jewelry-making, art, and entrepreneurial workshops to inner city children at summer camps and Saturday art programs. She is a past president of the D.C. Chapter of The National Association of Fashion & Accessory Designers, a non-profit organization of professionals and hobbyists representing all areas of the fashion, apparel, and accessories industries.