If you’ve found your way to this page then you must want to know a little more about K.D Jewellery, right?
Well, read on…
My name is Kirsty Dimond and I am K.D! I’m the founder, owner, designer, maker, administrator, bookkeeper, marketing manager, stock controller, web designer, shop manager, packaging and shipping person, customer service rep and… well, I could probably go on but you get the idea; I’m a one-woman show!
I launched K.D Jewellery in 2013 after I decided not to return to my previous job after my maternity leave had finished. At this time, I’d started making jewellery as a hobby to keep me occupied whilst I was off work.
I’ve always been a creative person. From when I was little and making things from whatever I could find in my Nan’s junk box; right up until now, whether it’s my own creations or helping my kids with their school projects (in which case I’m still making things from whatever we can find in the junk box!). Over the years, I’ve dabbled in many different crafts including card making, knitting and a disastrous attempt at crochet.
I hadn’t considered jewellery making before until I needed a new bracelet. I knew what I wanted, so I decided to try and make it for myself; purchased my first kit and I absolutely loved it! I started off simple but the more I’ve practised, the further I’ve expanded into more complicated designs. Macrame fascinates me. The intricacy, the technicality… the fact that such beautiful patterns can be made just from tying a series of knots. I’m always working to grow my collections and there are always new techniques to learn, but the story of how I got started is simple… I found something that I love to do!
One of the most important things, for me, about running my own business (apart from my passion for it, of course!) is the fact that it gives me the opportunity to work around my family.
My most important job roles are as a wife and as a mother and I can whole-heartedly say that, without them, I wouldn’t have made it this far; or even had the drive to pursue it in the first place.
Love you crazy fools! x
Now I don’t like to blown my own horn, so to speak, (in fact, I hate it!) but I have had some wonderful successes that I’d love to share with you… They are incredibly proud moments of mine, as a business owner.
In 2016, I was officially named the #QueenOf Macramé Jewellery by the wonderful people at The Royal Connection. Started by Aqua Design Group as a fun way to celebrate women in business, during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, it has proved so popular that the competition has continued ever since.
In 2017, I was a lucky winner of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday award, which is an absolute honour.
Each year, Theo Paphitis hosts an event for the winners of his #SBS which I recently attended, but you’ll have to visit my blog to read more about that…
These competitions, both held on Twitter, give small businesses the amazing opportunities for recognition, promotion and support; as well as countless networking opportunities with other like-minded small business owners.
M – F : 9am–5pm
Sat & Sun : Closed
K.D Jewellery is a home-based business. Order collection is by appointment only.