About Metal and Beads
Cape Cod artist Kim Rumberger creates one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted jewelry pieces created from metal clays. Her pieces are meticulously crafted and kiln or torch fired. The silvers result in 99.9% pure silver (fine silver), which rarely tarnishes. She also works with base metals (bronzes and coppers) which have a rich dark finish.
All of Kim's pieces are so unique that no two are exactly alike.
Her work was juried for display in multiple shows at the Chatham Center for the Arts, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cape Cod Museum of Art, and shown at the Brewster Ladies Library and the West Dennis Library. She is a visiting Metal Clay jewelry instructor at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Sandwich Arts Alliance, Barnstable Senior Center, and is a member of the Mid-Cape Cultural Council, Cape Cod Makers, Bead Society of Cape Cod. She recently placed first in the 20th Annual All Cape Artists Show, for three dimensional art at the All Cape Show at the Chatham Center for Creative Arts.
She is also a featured juried artist in the HyArts Cultural District in the Shanties at Hyannis Harbor annually, as well as in the Artist Cottages at Market Square in Orleans.
Kim’s artistic roots date back to her childhood near Boston and in New Hampshire where she learned and practiced metal smithing and other visual art forms. Organic, whimsical, yet elegant, Kim’s designs incorporate patterns and colors that celebrate the Cape’s natural beauty.
When not making jewelry, Kim is cooking something delicious, gardening, or enjoying her 2 rescued rat terriers & kayaking with her husband, Tim.
Kim and Tim have 3 sons, ages 22, 27 and 34, two of whom reside on the Cape, and one is attending graduate school in Colorado and Europe.