About

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.

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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 !
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► 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 .
Maura
Handmade necklaces made from wood and paper