About K.D

My name is Kirsty and I am the owner/designer of K.D Jewellery. I am 29 and live in Newton Abbot, Devon with my family. I've been married to my wonderful husband for almost five years and, between us, we have five children.  I started K.D Jewellery, from home, in 2013.

I've always been creative and I've dabbled in a variety of different crafts.  I'd never considered turning my hand to jewellery though until a few years ago, when I wanted a bracelet. I knew exactly what I wanted, but couldn't find anything similar so I decided to make it myself! That was when I discovered macramé. I started with some simple designs but the more I practised, the more I felt confident to expand. The intricacy and technicality of micro-macramé fascinates me.  Even now, I still find it amazing that such beautiful things can be created just from a series of knots! I still have a long way to go when it comes to learning new techniques and expanding my collections but the 'story' of how K.D Jewellery began is simple... I found something that I love to do!   
                                                                                                                                                                           - Kirsty xx
Professional Memberships
K.D Jewellery was accepted by the Professional Crafters Guild in July 2014.
The Guild itself was established in 2011 to help Professional Crafters show that they mean business and that crafting is not 'just a hobby'. It aims to raise awareness of the beautiful handmade crafts which are available from people who have a passion for crafting and keep this skill very much alive in contemporary society. The Guild also provides a directory of crafters so that they can find each other and be found by the general public. You can browse the members directory here.
Awards
Last year, K.D Jewellery was officially named the #QueenOf Macramé Jewellery by the wonderful people over at The Royal Connection and; on 12th February this year, K.D was also named one of the six weekly winners of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday (#SBS) competition. 
These competitions, both held on Twitter, give small businesses the opportunity for recognition and promotion, as well as support from fellow business owners.