"Strat" is the childhood nickname of Sophie Straton - Ferrier, director and designer of Strat Designs, a contemporary jewellery label specialising in resin and resin beads.
The nickname stuck and when it came to naming her business in 2007, it seemed the natural choice. Originally from Scotland, Sophie has worked with gems and jewellery all her adult life, starting her career in an antique jewellery shop in Edinburgh, and going on to study gemmology and gaining her FGA. She comes from a long line of artists , though she's the first to 'make' rather than paint, and whilst past ranges have incorporated a variety of materials Strat Designs now predominately features resin beads. Strat Designs are handmade in her Brisbane studio, surrounded by trees and parkland and is also home to her family and beloved mini schnauzer, Wombat.
Strat Designs pieces are all about colour, fun and non-conformist style. Made by hand, with carefully chosen, good quality components, Sophie's pieces appeal to women with style of all ages.