Interchangeable Silver Hoopssold:)
4.5 x 1.7 x 0.5cm
These earrings can be customized. The versatility of wearing them is infinite. The matte and brushed finish hoops base has an opening at the bottom and it is very easy to hook on one or both other high polish components. The contrast between the components' finishes provokes an interesting light reflection.
With a focus on production pieces in the past months, Kim Paquet founds herself playing with two-dimensional forms and colors. The process created joy and the pieces were always in constant evolution depending on the day, the mood, and the intentions. It is the reason why most of her pieces are interchangeable which allows the wearer to, also, play with the forms and colors depending on their own intentions. Every piece is sawed by hands through a copper, steel, or silver sheet and then precisely coated with a powder coat or minutely polish. Kim has always been somehow ambivalent about the aesthetic and designs coming from big commercial trendy jewelry brands and the mindfully created jewelry pieces that hold and share a meaning that can relate to the wearer. She, as a creator, is fascinated by the concept of having a ‘’story’’ and the idea that all humans are in constant progress and changes. Maybe it is because when you are sitting towards your dreams, you never really stop to think that every action you take is part of your larger own narrative. Or maybe it is the fact that no matter what, only you can tell your story in its truest form. She sees her jewelry pieces as an opportunity to help people to express themselves and find comfort in their authenticity. She knows that her love for creating wearable pieces is also a way to connect with others and learn about their own story.
Born and raised in Québec, Kim Paquet earned a collegial degree in Craft with focus on Jewelry from Cégep du Vieux-Montréal in partnership with École de Joaillerie de Montreal in 2017. She arrived at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 2018 to pursue a BFA with major in Jewelry design and metalsmithing. Paquet took home
NSCAD’s top prize open to all undergraduate and graduate students- the prestigious Starfish Award. She is recently awarded the Harbourfront Centre Scholarship where she is a full-time artist-in-residence at the Harbourfront Center in Toronto. Kim has shown her work in Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver, as well as Rome, Portugal, United States and in France. She had worked with people experiencing homelessness and addiction at the same time she started her studies in jewelry. In her adornment, she digs into the complex feelings associated with these years as a social worker.
She loves using industrial and raw materials in both rough strokes and refined movements to create compelling pieces of jewellery. According much importance to the process and her intuition, Kim’s work is a balance between a result of experiments and an obsession for technical details. Her approach to making is reflective of
the human capacity towards empathy, acceptance, and a glimmer of hope.