I found Kitty’s Kitschenette through a Twitter Hour (use the hashtag #handmadehour between 19.30 and 20.30 on Wednesdays and 19.30 and 21.30 on Sundays). A gorgeous picture popped up on my feed and I wanted to find out more. I got in touch with Kirsty from Kitty’s Kitschenette about doing a feature on her and her wonderful products and I’m happy to say that here it is! But before we hear what Kirsty has to say, allow me to whet your appetite with a couple of her excellent designs.
So, Kirsty, tell me about yourself and Kitty’s Kitschenette?
I started the Kitshcenette about six years ago when some fabric brooches I made got a positive response from friends and family and I heard the famous line ‘you should start a business!’. Since then, I’ve had pieces sold in a pop-up shop in Selfridges London, designed a custom collectable figure for a toy line and currently have three storefronts. I’ve since moved onto acrylics and plastics, and I’m enjoying experimenting with new designs all the time.
How did your initial idea grow?
I had the idea to make each design available as a number of different products when I found that a lot of the time I was seeing jewellery pieces that I loved but would have preferred them to be on a different item. To be able to offer customers more options I now offer each design as earrings, necklaces, brooches, cufflinks, lapel pins and hairslides along with custom orders. Each product is customisable with colours and wording, and is hand drawn, cut and heat-treated before being coated in a resin-style finish.