Meet the Maker
Hello! I'm Erika and I make your earrings.
I'm a mum to two daughters and two Mini Aussie Bulldogs. I grew up in a small town in Far North Queensland and I love gin, coffee, tea and a good laugh - often at my own expense!
Hello Joy came about in 2018 when after an 18 year career as a communication designer and being diagnosed with post natal depression, I felt compelled to get back to basics; to create by hand and find joy in doing so. What started as a few blocks of polymer, a bunch of leather scraps and a desire to create something fun and unique is now my obsession - I love how accessories can transform any outfit and fabulous earrings can give a huge confidence boost.
Calling on my knowledge of colour theory and combining it with my love for colourful and unique accessories, every pair is made by me from start to finish. My work often features bold colours, stripes and spots - I love a good pattern clash! Using a mix of materials, all of the pieces I create feature leather; often cut by hand using a surgeon's knife, and always assembled with great patience and care.
The process of creating these colourful accessories gives me HUGE amounts of joy. Meeting customers who share my love for colourful, fun and lightweight earrings and introducing Hello Joy to them for the first time is a thrill I will never tire of.
Much love x