My name is Kimberly Branch and I am the owner of Kimberly’s Corner. I have been creating Lamp-Work Glass Beads for about 14 years and still love it! I’m like most of my customers, I wear many hats and I am blessed to be able to wear my creative one most of the time. Besides creating beads I am also married with 4 wonderful grown kids . I worked as a Critical Care nurse for several years and found that it was time to take a different path. Lampworking had been a hobby for several years and many of my current customers had bought beads from me on ETSY and EBAY. I took a leap of faith and left the hospital setting and started my business. It has been a crazy path to say the least, but I have met so many wonderful and unique people! Overall….it was a great choice and I would do it all over again!
My husband (Lt. Tom Branch) is a RETIRED Firefighter / Paramedic from Gwinnett County Ga. He also serves as my Airport Chauffeur, CEO, Internet Department Manager, Oxygen / Propane Go To Guy, Help Desk, Marketing and Promotions Manager, Studio Operations Manager…and…well…I think you get the point. Basically…I can’t keep my head on straight without him.
And we can’t forget JAKE!!! He is my studio assistant and a source of non-stop entertainment! He is the only dog that looks forward to going to the bead shop because he knows that they will feed him Pretzels and Peanut Butter!!! This little guy is literally a gift from God!!
I live outside of Atlanta Georgia in a small town that my husband jokingly refers to as “Braselgrass”. (It’s between Braselton and Pendergrass). I work from home in a basement studio that I lovingly have dubbed my “Torcher Chamber”…which isn’t far from the truth during the summer months!
Many of you supported me tremendously through On The Rocks, a local bead shop in Georgia. While the shop is no longer considered to be a store front, Donna is up and running on the web. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful new travel companion and we always manage to find some kind of adventure on the road! She also decides which buttons I can and cannot push on this crazy website!!! She is the keeper of the keys and I appreciate that!!!
You can visit Donna’s online store at:
Most folks know me from the Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Shows . I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful people at these weekend events. It’s pretty safe to say that life on the road as a “bead gypsy” has been interesting and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! These are trade shows that are geared toward designing your own jewelry. You will find just about every type of bead and jewelry component that you need along with several talented artist! Visit the IGBJS website for locations and details at www.beadshows.com
You can purchase my beads locally at Beadjoux Bead Shop in Braselton Ga. This is a fabulously friendly group that find fun in just about everything! If you don’t know how to make jewelry they will be happy to assist. They offer an array of classes along with lot’s of fun! Visit their website to learn more about the shop and scheduled events! www.beadjoux.com
(Reminder: If you are going to the shop specifically for my beads, please call first! If I get busy with shows I have been known to confiscate them!!)
You can also follow me on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kimberlys-Corner
I would also encourage you to sign up for my email list on the home page!
I hope that my customers know how much I appreciate their continued support and encouragement. Rarely do I travel to a show without meeting someone that touches my life in a special way and I have been blessed with MANY very creative friends!
Thank You and God Bless!