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The Messy Brunette

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Ahh sustainability in your work... its a little bit of buzz word these days isnt it, here's where I try and create best practices in my work as regards sustainability.As you know (or maybe not), I work mostly with wood and acrylics, therefore I am conscious of my impact on our environment. Sustai...
turquioise hand painted long drop earrings

Summer Holiday Jewellery

Its June and summer is in full flow & what glorious weather we have been having lately.  Hope I don't jinx it now! So what jewellery to take on holidays ?!   Here's my top 10
New Hoop Designs

New Hoop Designs

I have searched for what seems like ages for these style of hoops.I wanted something a little bit thicker than my usual ones but not a heavy type either. And as huggie type hoops are on trend at the minute and I have always loved hoops .... did you know one of my very first designs was made with ...
caring for your handmade jewellery

Caring For Your Wood & Acrylic Handmade Jewellery

Caring for your handmade wood and acrylic jewellery requires some attention and care. Here are some tips to help you keep your jewellery looking its best:   Wood:As you know, I mostly use wood in my jewellery, and as you can guess water and wood are not friends.  Now I do seal my jewellery with r...
maura aka the messy brunette in her work studio in tipperary

The Messy Brunette Branding

I recently had to pleasure in working with the lovely Ana of Ana Dorado Photography.  I decided now was the time to get some professional branding shots of me in the studio. Who am I? I wasn't sure what to expect and like a lot of creatives I tend to shy away from having my face plastered all ov...