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About Me

Kelly Williams earned a degree in Fine Art from Edison State in  1995 then went on to study at several of the top jewelry trade schools in the US.  She is the sole proprietor of K. W. Goldsmith, a full service custom trade shop, and Whiplash Designs, a line of western and horse themed jewelry. She is the president and long time board member of the Twin Cities chapter of the Women's Jewelry Association. She is a two time winner of the Bench Pressure Challenge, has won numerous design competitions.  She is also an educator teaching bench tips and techniques at industry events and the Stuller Bench Jeweler Workshops. Her western hand engraving is featured in several galleries throughout the southwest.  More custom work and hand engraving can be viewed at

Awards & Honors


  • Bench Pressure Challenge Winner The Smart Show April 2015 Winner of the hand engraving and setting challenges. Overall winner.

  • Presenter - diamond setting and hand engraving Stuller Bench Jeweler Workshop September 2014

  • Presenter - CAD The Smart Jewelry Show April 2014

  • Presenter - Hand Engraving Society of North American Goldsmiths March 2014 

  • Presenter - Model Making Stuller Bench Jeweler Workshop March 2014

  • Bench Pressure Challenge Winner The Smart Jewelry Show August 2013 Winner - Hand engraving challenge. Winner - Mystery challenge. Overall winner of the 3 part challenge which included French bead setting.

  • Bench Pressure Challenge Competitor The Smart Jewelry Show April 2012 One of four CAD designers in the U.S. picked to compete.

  • MN/ND Jewelers Association Design Competition May 2005

  • Best Artistic Design MN/ND Jewelers Association Design Competition May 2003

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