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.

I started out with embroidery and making up jewellery along with hand embroidery kits & designing patterns.  That slowly evolved into jewellery, 'how did that happen I hear you say'?! well embroidery is like painting with thread, only with paints I am faster and everyone needs at least one nice pair of earrings in their drawer ..... right?!

Inspired by the colours and shapes around me, I try and use these in my work.  My jewellery is laser cut from FSC certified European plywood & 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! 
I use a combination of modern techinques, like UV printing and old traditional craft methods like decoupage in my pieces. Brass, glitter & arcylic are featured in my work, just giving my pieces that extra touch & making them unique.  You won't see these in Penney's hun! 
I design, make & photo all these pieces myself, in my little home studio in Ireland. 


The Messy Brunette | Maker of colourful hand painted wood jewellery
Meet the maker behind the brand The Messy Brunette, Maura - Maker of colourful hand painted jewellery and embroidery kits - based in Tipperary, Ireland
You can find my work here:
► Health & Harmony, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 
 Green Dot, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
► Shine Boutique, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
► Wrapped in Kindness.ie Online Shop
► Crafty, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
► Wink & Elbow, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
► Brookwood Pottery, Marino, Dublin
► Butterslip, Rose St, Kilkenny 
If you would like to stock my work, please do get in touch !
► Press
  • Featured in the Irish Times '50 beautiful Irish crafts to buy, and the people who make them'
  • Irish Examiner November 2020 & 2021 - places in Munster to shop locally this Christmas
  • Weekend AM show for their 2018 Christmas Gift Guide
  • Image Magazine, May 2018

Thanks for dropping by, you can shop my new pieces here .
Handmade necklaces made from wood and paper