About us

🌸 Brand Philosophy

FunkyFunYou is a handmade earring brand, but it is also so much more. FunkyFunYou creates not only jewellery, but a way of thinking and living. Funky living is playful, crafty and sparks creativity. It's a lifestyle that champions difference, and supports individuality.

Each FunkyFunYou product possesses a tiny fantasy world of its own, carrying a meaning with no boundaries, travelling across memories timelessly, from the past, for the present and into the future.

 

🌸 Behind the Earrings: Amy's Tale

Hey, I'm Amy. When I first came to Australia, I was just another wide-eyed international student in Melbourne. Over the years, I've dabbled in a mix of jobs - from the structured 9-5 at a design firm to freelancing as a videographer and even dipping my toes in marketing.

But through all those roles, there was a constant pull towards handmade designs. It was always there, in the background, until the pandemic gave me a nudge. Suddenly, everything clicked. Those tiny figurines from my landscape architecture days? They found a new purpose, intricately woven into my earring designs, merging my academic memories with my artistic expression.

Today, my garage isn't just a garage. It's a creative sanctuary where I make jewelry, put together DIY kits, and sometimes set the stage for the workshops. I love sharing these moments of this adventure on Insta, Tiktok, Youtube, offering a glimpse into my design process.

Australia now feels unmistakably like home. By my side is my partner, Alison, and our lovely whippet, Enke. A special shoutout to Anna, who has always been a big  supporter of FunkyFunYou and an incredible friend. To everyone who has been part of this journey—customers, followers, workshop attendees—my deepest gratitude. You've truly been the wind beneath my wings, helping turn my dreams into reality. 

 

🌸 Team

Amy is a driving force behind the FunkyFunYou brand, using her skills and knowledge to create compelling visual content and products. She directs the team, and also make lots of our designs in her garage studio in Kaurna (Adelaide). 
Alison is the team forever supporter and business strategist. She take cares of all the 'boring' side of the business, finance, inventory etc.  She is always very organised and help navigating business to the right direction.
Anna is an illustrator, graphic designer and copywriter, currently base in Naarm (Melbourne), and she was immediately drawn to the FunkyFunYou brand philosophy. Workshops, market and social media are her forte, so you're likely to see her on Insta or in front of a class!


🌸 What’s our inspiration?

  • We influence each other

All of the FunkyFunYou team members have different skills, interests and backgrounds. This means that we can learn from each other and inspire each other. For example, one of our first designs was our 'Friendship' earrings, which feature miniature figurines that Amy used for making models while studying Landscape Architecture.

  • Our creative and crafty audience

Our customers seemed to be very like-minded, with a keen interest in the craft and funky designs. So, we decided to host jewellery making workshops. The best part was meeting a really fun new group of people every class, and we were inspired by their work every time. When the pandemic hit, restrictions prevented us from hosting any workshops, so we released a series of DIY earring making kits. These brought our workshops to all the crafty lovers stuck at home!

  • New technology and materials

We're obsessed with searching for new materials and trying new technologies and craft techniques. We love to combine multiple materials (such as resin, clay, acrylic) together, and we constantly aim to explore new way of creating earrings, DIY kits, homewares and more!

 

🌸 How are our products made?

  • FunkyFunYou Accessories

All FunkyFunYou products are created by us. Amy turns her garage into a small home studios where she can design and produce our products. In order to find our funky raw materials, we work hard to find the best, most reliable sources. We value being open about our making process, and responsible production is important to us.

  • DIY kits & Materials for the workshop

We also utilise suppliers when finding and creating the very best materials for our workshops and DIY kits. This includes acrylic sheets, metal findings and tools. We strive to minimise waste, and if we have any leftover pieces, they are used in our earring-making workshops.