I am Katie Stone and I am a jewellery designer and maker from Birmingham. I have always been a crafty person. Throughout my school years, Art and Design were my most loved lessons. This love then led me to do an Art and Design BTEC at Solihull College. Whilst at college I discovered the Jewellery Museum in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. This inspired me to join an evening class at the School of Jewellery to learn basic jewellery skills. I quickly knew that this was to be my future career. Every time I went, I was inspired to learn more and create new things. I then decided to join the School of Jewellery full time and went through a HND course and then a Degree course. I passed my Degree with a First Class Honours.
I have now been making jewellery since 2005 and have had my own business since 2013.
Whilst on my course I met my husband Adrian. He worked in a tool shop opposite the university. Every opportunity I had, I was over there buying saw blades just to chat with him. Five years later we were married. Adrian is very supportive of my jewellery making and often accompanies me to many of my jewellery shows and fairs throughout the year.
I have always been an animal lover. I grew up with family dogs, pet hamsters, rabbits and Guinea pigs, playing with teddy bears and sylvanian families (no Barbies for me!)
These days I couldn’t be happier, I feel very lucky to be able to fill my days with all my favourite things, jewellery making, our little puppy Daisy, our cat Noodle and of course, my husband Adrian (we share a workshop). If we’re not at the bench, we strive to spend as much time as we can outdoors, either at the beach at our favourite holiday destination, Tenby in Wales, in our garden or going camping in the summer and discovering new landscapes. The beauty in nature always inspires me, from animals to forms in plants and flowers. This love is reflected in my jewellery.