Hi .. I'm Suz. I'm the creator, manager, owner and general dogsbody behind KJdesigns.
KJdesigns was born out of grief, love and hope, and the desire to create memories and commerate the great loves in life. In 2011 my very much wanted and dreamed of baby - Koby James was born silently into this world. Koby's early and unexpected arrival threw my world into chaos. The roller coaster that is grief, the inability to understand WHY, and my endless searching for reason led me to re-evaluate my life. I needed something and I had a deep desire to create. Out of this fog I discovered handstamped jewellery. I could celebrate his life by including him with my living son on jewellery.
I threw myself into creating, it became my passion, and eventually my full time business. Koby changed my life, gave me new direction, helped me find passion and finally answered the 'what I want to be when I grow up' question.
Now, many years later I have the privilage to create jewellery, keyrings and keepsakes to celebrate all your loves, the important events and people in your lives, as well as commerating those we love that are no longer with us. Personalised jewellery is so meaningful and special, it is personal and means something to the owner, because it is names and words that are chosen by you.
I am so lucky to have found my passion, that I can find the rewards of creating and support my family, while working from home and being present for my children. I live and create in rural Cambridge with my 2 gorgeous boys and various animals.
Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us, and I hope if you have one of my pieces, you love it as much as I do.