Simple & Memorable Is The Motto We Live By
Julie & Ken set up Woods & Byrne with a simple mission to create luxury handcrafted accessories from the finest quality materials. They believe in the story behind the product and each individual piece created at Woods & Byrne is crafted with that story in mind.
Julie, a registered nurse, and complementary therapist has been studying and working with the power of plants for over 20 years. She’s also been intrigued by the therapeutic power of essences and oils and fascinated by how these and art and craft therapies can transform daily life. So, she began honing her skills and creating handcrafted pieces. Ken has worked in finance for many years but has found that it doesn’t allow any space for his creative side. More importantly, it doesn’t provide the balance necessary for a healthy life. So, he began working with leather, precious metals, and stained-glass crafts.
Designing and creating goods from natural sources, both Julie and Ken soon found the sense of wellbeing and personal accomplishment they both craved. Craft, creativity and curiosity changed their lives. Now the whole family can work and create together, including their daughter, Olivia.
In 2018, Julie and Ken decided to combine their skills, and started crafting handmade accessories together. Courses, extensive research, and working with consultants fed this interest, until finally, in 2019 Woods & Byrne was born. Woods & Byrne launched their first collections of luxury handcrafted accessories in December 2020.