On A Whim Designs
Hi, and welcome to On A Whim Designs! Through On A Whim Designs I primarily produce handmade glass tile costume jewellery, featuring papers, images and found items from many different sources. I source my components (settings, glass, papers, chains, charms, beads etc) from around the world, and love the creativity of putting together pieces in beautiful ways, and with many different elements. I have been making my jewellery pieces for a few years now, and am still enjoying the learning process! I am self taught and I enjoy the challenge of working out how to achieve new ideas. I am also enjoying branching out to include some different media in my jewellery making ... hopefully you will find plenty of variety amongst my items!
My name - On A Whim Designs - comes from the birth of my business, which was very much 'on a whim'! I began by making some jewellery for a barbershop quartet I was singing in at the time ... I now have over 1000 items available at any one time! I still love to combine my love of jewellery making with my other loves of music, reading, art and design. I like to think that my jewellery reflects many different styles - vintage, retro, modern, 'pretty', quirky and fun.
I live on a farm in the SW of WA and as well as making jewellery I also do relief teaching in our local school and work on our farm. I have 4 children, 3 of whom are currently at boarding school and 1 who is just starting at Uni. I love the flexibility of my range of jobs, but rural living has its drawbacks when it comes to business – I love that there are wonderful stores like LOFT around who support local, handmade businesses such as mine!