We are a husband and wife (and four cats) team and have been creating jewellery and attending craft fairs as a hobby since 2006. We started off making and selling beaded jewellery with crystals and beads and exhibiting at craft fairs in the Manchester and Yorkshire area.
Poppy is a former healthcare professional. She has always made jewellery as a hobby since being a teenager, but a diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 10 years ago changed her life forever. After years of trying to remain in full time employment, she finally had to reassess her life after the disease nearly killed her in 2017 and PoppyK was born. Not only does Poppy love every second of running her own business, but PoppyK has been a lifesaver for her in so many ways. James, a former firefighter, joined the business full time in 2017.
We have been selling our jewellery, first of all, as a hobby in our first Etsy shop since 2012. We have now sold over 20,000 pieces of jewellery there.
We also have an active storefront on NotOnTheHighStreet.
We are continually designing and sourcing new products so there is always something new and fresh to see. We focus a lot on our own interests and hobbies. We are both huuuuuge animal lovers, so a lot of our products are inspired by animals or aimed at animal lovers. Travel, scuba-diving (Poppy is a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor) and food are huge passions of ours too and again, feature strongly throughout our ranges.
Some of our products are entirely made by hand, some are assembled and some are sourced from all around the world.
Our aim is to provide interesting, unique and cute products, with a particular emphasis on gifting. We absolutely love what we do and hope our passion shines through in our products and via our social media.
Once again, thank you all so very much for your support and enthusiasm for Poppy Kitten Designs it means so much to us. It is our dream to one day have our own shop by the sea, either in Scotland or somewhere in Greece (where Poppy is originally from) and spend our time creating and with our animals.
Poppy and James (and the kitties) xxx