Well hello and welcome to the creative crafty world of The Messy Brunette, that's me Maura, lover of all things messy and creative.
I am a Tipperary based designer/maker of hand painted colourful wooden jewellery along with modern hand embroidery kits and patterns .... nope, no sign of granny embroidery here!
Inspired by the colours and shapes around me, I try and use these in my work. My jewellery is laser cut from sustainable wood & each piece is then hand painted & assembled by me, from start to finish. I try and use eco friendly materials where possible, from the resin to the glitter to my packaging, to play my part in keeping the environment in good order. My pieces are bright and colourful, like little pieces of wearable art & hopefully something to make you smile! You won't see these in Penney's hun!
My embroidery is mostly inspired by floral's & my kids & I love combining it with some cheeky quotes. I like to give the old craft of embroidery a modern take & sometimes it can cross over to the jewellery side, for instance my rainbow bar earrings came about from doing my rainbow embroidery hoops.
I design, make & photo all these pieces myself. I'm self taught & all these are made in my little home studio in Ireland.
You can find my work here:
► Featured in the Irish Times '50 beautiful Irish crafts to buy, and the people who make them', you can read it here
► Featured in the Irish Examiner November 2020 'Click & Connect: 200 places in Munster to shop locally this Christmas', you can read it here
► Featured on Weekend AM
show for their 2018 Christmas Gift Guide, you can watch the video clip here
Thanks for dropping by, you can find me mostly over on Instagram
if you want to pop over.