Jezebel Charms aka Kate Smith
Kate certainly didn't take the conventional route to start designing costume jewellery. After graduating from art college in calligraphy and heraldic art she went on to work in the interior design world in London. In 2004 she followed her husband to Florida and Texas where she spent her days pretending to be Mary Berry/Martha Stewart and jewellery designing was the furthest thing from her mind.
After being back in the UK for a couple of years Kate turned her hobby of making charm bracelets into a business and Jezebel Charms was born in 2009. After exploring different mediums and materials Kate's big breakthrough came with the launch of her literary book text brass cuffs and Jezebel Charms is now a well recognised British brand and in her eighth year. Inspired by vintage literary works, vintage maps and macabre illustrations, Kate only uses subject matters that resonate with herself.
Jezebel Charms designs can be found in some of the most prestigious institutions in the UK; The British Museum, The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Bodleian Library, Oxford, The National Portrait Gallery, London, The Museum of London, The William Morris Gallery, London, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire and Sudeley Castle and Gardens.
Kate lives with her husband, cats and dog in Dorset, England and works from her studio at home with her sister-in-law, Paula helping out.