Hello! I’m Krystal, creator and lover of all things glittery and beautiful! I design and handmake every item here at NALU.
Like many small businesses, NALU is a true labor of love, operating from my home in Queensland, Australia. I have two rad babes (Mr 7 and Miss 9 mths), three naughty but very lovable sausage dogs and a husband that supports every crazy idea I have! What started out as wanting to try a new craft to relax one day, has now turned into an all out, inky colour, sparkle loaded, resin earring and art obsession. I have always loved crafting and find so much joy in creating original and unique handmade pieces, full of colour, sparkle and shine.
I have notebooks of designs, concepts and sketches waiting to burst into something I can hold, and someone will love. I am meticulous (which sometimes drives me crazy!) with my work and spend many hours researching/trying different techniques and finding the highest quality products to use in my work. Every single step in the process, from idea creation to sourcing materials, to hand pouring and sanding and finishing and gluing and packaging (sheesh, that sounds exhausting haha) is done with love and the desire to make someone go 'ooooh' when they look at it. More often than not I have a very enthusiastic 7 year old helping me along the way somewhere too!
I want to create art (both wearable and otherwise) that makes people FEEL something - happy, alive, bright, excited, confident, fun! I want people to look in the mirror when wearing our earrings and feel that extra little bit of oomph to show up with their head held high and feel comfortable in being their true selves. It is our beautiful customers that make our earrings look so good after all!
FUN FACT: My babes are Nate and Lucy - hence where the name NALU came from X