Zombie Brain Bracelet
Available from Funky Jewellery UK

Zombie Brain Bracelet

Available from Funky Jewellery UK

New Sequin Heart Necklace! :)

New Sequin Heart Necklace! :)

nOir Jewelry = ♥

I came across this website, and I was totally blown away! The folks behind nOir Jewelry are uber talented and it makes me cry a little inside. When I grow up I want to be as good as this..

Russian Doll Ring

Gotham City Ring

Batman Bracelet

Pyramid Ring

"Leeora Catalan, creator of influential and visionary accessories design house nOir, started her career at Ralph Lauren and Oscar De La Renta before making a name for herself as a fashion stylist. A void in the market challenged Catalan to create specific pieces for a fashion show she was styling, and it was these first designs that were ordered onsite by a department store and pulled in by Italian Vogue to shoot. Right then, in 1995, nOir was born in her studio apartment she shared with her business partner, and now husband.

Throughout the years, Catalan has collaborated with fashion industry icons like Marc by Marc Jacobs, DKNY, L.A.M.B, Patricia Field, Betsey Johnson, Diesel and Moschino to produce sought after baubles that are seen on the runways. Catalans high-end street influenced designs can be seen gracing the pages of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian Vogue, and Numero. In the years since its inception, nOir has grabbed the attention of style makers such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna, Fergie, Beyonce, and Gwen Stefani, a testimony to Leeora Catalan’s alluring designs.

Enjoying the challenge of working with new materials and directions, every season Catalan changes the collection to include a wider variety than the season before, but strives to keep the collection timeless. Exaggerating classics, injecting a sense of humor, and creating show-stopping pieces is the drive behind the nOir concept. Catalan sites New York City as her main muse, “NYC is the greatest place on earth for inspiration- from Little India in Queens, to Fulton mall, to the Flea markets, to Madison Avenue. I don’t need to travel anywhere, it’s all here.” In addition, nOir has most recently collaborated on exclusive projects with partners Walt Disney and DC comics.”

Wow. Now that’s an impressive collection, and impressive client base! J’adore nOir!

The Awkward First Impression

Hello to anyone that stumbles upon my humble new blog. Here I’ll be sharing competitions to win some of my jewellery, things that inspire me, my new products and probably some bizarre ramblings.

I’m Natalie, and I’m the face/hands behind Funky Jewellery UK. I try to make weird and wonderful jewellery which is a little bit different, and far from the norm. I started making jewellery as I got fed up with having to wear boring, subtle jewellery. There was nowhere to buy bright, bold and colourful jewellery which is what I love, so I decided to make some for myself. It pretty much grew from there.

I started just after I lost my job. I was skint, so I started using bits and bobs I had lying around. I also trawled the supermarkets to see what weird and wonderful (and cheap!) things I could use. The pasta really inspired me, as you can get some brilliant shapes.

Multicoloured Zip Necklace

Pretty Purple Paper Necklace

Multicoloured Pencil Bracelet

Mini Domino Earrings

Hand painted Leopard Print Bottle Cap Earrings

I’ve used all kinds of things to make jewellery, such as zips, paper, pencils, pegs, pasta, buttons, bottle caps, dominos, scrabble tiles etc. The stranger the better! I love it when people look at it, then suddenly realise what it is made of. Their faces are always a picture!