Hi .. I'm Suz. I'm the creator, administration officer, photographer, owner and general dogs-body behind KJdesigns.
KJdesigns was born out of grief, love and hope, and the desire to create memories and commemorate 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 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 hand stamped jewellery. I could celebrate his life by including him with my living son on jewellery.
Creating personalised jewellery 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.
KJdesigns celebrated 11 years in business in 2023. I have the privilege to create jewellery, keyrings and keepsakes to celebrate all your loves, the important events and people in your lives, as well as commemorating 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 they that choose the names, words or dates.
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, dog & 3 cats!
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.