KatieBetty jewellery & accessories are inspired by elements ranging from different materials & processes to 'Retro Futurism' & sci-fi films like Blade Runner & Tron. I design & individually hand craft all KB pieces myself- my designs draw upon my love of experimenting with materials; techniques I have learned through my studies & traditional skills that I grew up with. My pieces tend to reference the past, yet have a modern, geometric style & it is this contrast that gives them their unique aesthetic.
I have a first class degree in Textile Design & am currently studying for a Masters degree in Design Cultures. I lived in the Isle of Man until i went to university 5 years ago & since then have lived all over the UK including London & Manchester & have found each place inspiring in a new way.
I love craft & handmade & like to make jewellery that I would want to wear myself- with minimal, clean lines mixed up with a pop of colour! All the leather I use is re-purposed or recycled off-cuts- this makes my designs more eco friendly & also makes each piece that little bit more unique.