After living in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Idaho, Kimberly Slifer Thompson makes her home close to the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston SC.
"I have always loved Bohemian Chic style. I love the weathered & worn dupioni silk on a King Louis arm chair. The dilapidated elegance of faded velvets and silks. The much loved mismatched china from here and there. I resonate with pieces that tell a story—whatever it is, furniture, jewelry, clothing, architecture, people. A little brokenness is provocative and interesting."
I have loved collecting Rocks and Fossils since I was a young girl. One of the best presents I ever received was a Rock tumbler from my Father. I visited Rock Shops and dusty old Fossil shops whenever I could, and this has not changed in all these years later. As a young woman living in NYC, I worked part time in a Crystal Shop and became very enthusiastic about the healing properties associated with these much loved “ROCKS” I had grown so fond of!
The belief that there is energy in everything is evidence to these stones that are vibrating at a level that we can all benefit from.
I put all of me into this work. My happy, sad, hurt, torn, realized, unrealized, pain, loss, heartbreak, fusion, preciousness, restoration, beauty, grace, floundering, ups, downs, sideways, ….ALL OF IT!
But most of all I make each piece with LOVE and a sense of awe and wonder of the immense beauty that in us, around us, and all over right here, right now.
I will be looking out from my second story Studio window at the tips of all the Palm branches swaying as I create your buckle....with LOVE
~Kimberly Slifer Thompson
About [bohemian dirt]
Bohemian dirt draws from the art form Pique Assiette (French for“stolen from plate”) using beads, pearls, semi precious and precious stones with healing properties, vintage jewelry, shells, and fossils on unique and rustic Belt Buckles (HIP CANDY)~
Each Buckle is made by mindfully selecting the centerpiece which always is inspired and has depth and meaning. Then selecting each stone and accompanying piece and part that will make the buckle into the "one of a kind" work of Art that bohemian dirt belt buckles are known for.
There is a blue pearl in each piece. This is bohemian dirt's statement of authenticity and signature ~ A blue pearl when seen or visualized during meditation is meant to be a sign of enlightenment. May you find your blue pearl in your piece and peace.
Bohemian Dirt’s “Hip Candy" buckles are carried at the most fashion forward boutiques and retailers. They have also garnered a devoted customer and celebrity following in a very short time.