Is it just me or is “Jewellery” a difficult word to get your tongue around? Enough of my inability to speak…let’s get on!
This week the “Wednesday Wave” is a catch up with Kirsty, who is one of the many talented crafts people we have in Devon. Here is what Kirsty had to say.
“My name is Kirsty and I am 27 years old. I live in Newton Abbot, South Devon with my family. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost three years and, between us, we have four – very soon to be five! – children.
I have always been a creative person but had never considered turning my hand to jewellery until I was in search of the perfect bracelet. I knew exactly what I wanted but couldn’t find anything that was right and, being fussy, I decided to purchase the materials and make it myself! Needless to say, I succeeded and I enjoyed it so much that I began to make bracelets for family and friends too. I had several suggestions that I could start selling my jewellery and in November 2013 I created a Facebook page to advertise my bracelet designs. Once I gained confidence in my new skills I started to branch out into other items such as rings and necklaces, as well as learning more complex techniques. My business has continued to grow and I now have my own online shop as well as my Etsy store.
I love to experiment with designing and creating my jewellery and it still always amazes me when I manage to make something beautiful from something as simple as a knot!”
So when it comes to describing K.D Jewellery and summing it up as a business, Kirsty had this to say.
“K.D Jewellery is a small home-based business in South Devon which began in 2013. Creating beautiful handmade jewellery and accessories, K.D uses traditional macramé techniques, combined with a variety of beads and charms; from clay crystal to gemstones and decorated glass, and caters for all occasions from casualwear to weddings and special events. All items are handmade to order and custom orders are always welcome. Please feel free to visit us at our website or Etsy shop.
So there we are, pop in and visit Kirsty for some hand crafted ideas and support a small business.
The post today was sponsored by the birthday plaques available at www.jannersmugs.etsy.com