Hi there, nice to see you here! I'm Kirsty, owner/designer/maker behind Studio Ides (pronounced like 'Tides' without the T).
I’ve got a BSc Hons Degree in Interior Design and I previously worked in the Design and Film & Television industries. I’m a self-confessed learning addict! I love learning new hobbies and skills. In the past I’ve trained as a printmaker, a makeup artist and even started training to become a secondary school teacher. I like to bring all my passions and past experiences to my business and design methods. I believe that every step in life, even what feels like missteps, are all for a reason to lead you to exactly where you are now!
From a young age I always wanted to be a designer, my Dad was an Engineer and the problem solving and curiosity gene definitely passed down to me. I have always loved jewellery design and have a large collection of statement necklaces, earrings and rings that I have been avidly collecting for years. I love the way wearing jewellery makes me feel. I feel ready to face the day, as if it is joyful armour. So I decided to combine my passion for design and my love for jewellery to set up Studio Ides! I believe everyone should be able to wear things that express your personality as well as make you feel happy and confident.
When I’m not at my workbench, you can find me chasing after my toddler Son Nathan, pottering in my garden, taking day-trips to the beach with our dog or having a cinema date night with my husband Graeme.
I hope you enjoy a browse around!