Featured Hampshire Wedding Supplier: Kim Styles Jewellery

Featuring Kim Styles Jewellery

Hi everyone!  A little while ago I was asked by Alex from The Nostalgic wedding fair to photograph some of the Hampshire wedding suppliers involved in their next fair.  So off I popped and met with lots of new fabulous wedding suppliers.  One of them is Kim Styles Jewellery.  I just fell in love with her work and actually commissioned her to resize my wedding and engagement ring and to redesign my wedding ring whilst she as at it!  I am absolutely in love with my rings – they actually fit and my wedding ring is now extra special with the added Kim Style natural elements of a wild rose and a tendril (things which have significant and personal meaning for both my husband and I).

gold wedding ring and engagement ring by Kim styles photographed by Jenny Owens

I was delighted that she agreed to this little mini interview with me.  Please read on, take a look at the photos from the summer shoot, and do get in contact with her for your bespoke jewellery needs.

diptych portrait of Kim Styles by jenny owens photography

My business came about because I have always loved working with my hands, I used to help my dad who was an engineer and I took a 3D design course after A levels and my tutor suggested that Jewellery might be the right direction for me.   Well she was right, as soon as I started my jewellery degree I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do!
 rings held by Kim Styles Hampshire wedding supplier jewellery
I am heavily inspired inspired by nature, the tiny details that most of us miss, I like to look very closely at plants to see how they work and use those details in my designs.
 necklaces held in hand by Kim styles
My favourite item is my Hydrangea Ring, I bought the pastel sapphires and they reminded me so much of the pale pinks, greens and blues of hydrangeas that I made the ring specifically.   It has white and yellow gold flowers and the pale pretty sapphires.  It is a rather special one-off piece that took many hours to make.  I was a little sad to see sell!
My most popular item has been my ‘Love Token’Ring, a silver halo band with a solid 18ct gold chunky heart.  I think it is popular because of the simple design and the two colour combination, also it’s a heart!
dyptich portrait of Kim Styles
You can find me on Etsy:
also on my website:  www.kim-styles-jewellery.co.uk, where I take commissions and you can see my bespoke work.
Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimstylesjewellery/ where I post photos of my work in progress, which can be interesting if you haven’t seen how jewellery is really made before.
gold diamond ring in red foliage by Kim Styles Jewellery shot by Jenny Owens Photography
some fun Christmas related questions…. are you looking forward to Christmas?
I am very much looking forward to Christmas, I love getting into the spirit and make home made decorations, tiny houses in card and I usually do some sewing too, little gifts and surprises.
what’s your favourite christmas food?
My favourite food, mm that’s hard.. I love Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, mince pies, all the fancy cheeses!
what’s your favourite drink?
Favourite drink has to be Advocat.
Thank you Kim for the mini interview.  I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on your facebook page and maybe one day commission another special piece of jewellery!
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