Autism Jewellery and I.C.E. Bracelets
Kat Von Bling is a parent of a child on the spectrum. She creates her own beautiful and unique jewellery, including Autism Bracelets (to raise money for the National Autistic Society) and I.C.E (In Case of Emergency) items to wear or attach to belt loops/school bags. Here are a few words from her…
I’m a mum to 2 girls, one of which was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when she was 5, and with the complications of balancing work and childcare I decided to set up my own business. Working from home was ideal for me, as the daily challenges of Asperger’s in the household can present problems such as getting called up to collect my daughter from school if she is not coping, many appointments with specialists and CAMHS etc. Without working from home I wouldn’t have been able to balance these situations into my working day.
My children are a huge inspiration for many of my jewellery and art ranges. I designed an autism awareness range of bracelets and keyrings to help spread awareness and to raise vital funds for a charity close to my heart – The National Autistic Society. This charity have been a great help to me and my family since my daughter was diagnosed and if I can combine my work and raising funds for such a worthwhile charity, plus of course spreading awareness to help shape the future for my daughter, then I am definitely in the right career! I have over 5000 ‘likes’ on my Facebook page, 100’s of hits per day on my website and also customers from all over the world on my Ebay shop so I take these social platform opportunities to spread awareness of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome from time to time.
I have also designed a successful range of I.C.E (In Case Of Emergency) and medical awareness jewellery and keyrings. This is unlike any other ranges of this kind as my designs are unique, personalised and bright fresh ideas. Every item in this range is made personally for the customer and is one of a kind. My inspiration behind this range was having one daughter who can be unaware of social dangers and another daughter who was born with allergies/intolerances. I make many other ranges to help raise funds and awareness such as Cerebral Palsy bracelets that raise funds for Scope, Angel Baby range to raise funds for Rainbow Rhythms, pet memorial range to raise funds for Nuzzlets, which is a charity based near York, UK.
You can find Kat Von Bling’s site here