February 10, 2019
Kristy Dickinson is putting what she wants to say out into the world, one earring at a time. The Wiradjuri designer and self-described ‘Queen of Bling’ joins us to talk the complexities of letting people in to help with the creative process, and why she’s determined to reclaim being a ‘dizzy mole’.
Links to topics discussed:
- Kristy’s wonderful website, where you can grab your next Haus of Dizzy piece, and the Haus of Dizzy Instagram
- Haus of Dizzy’s ‘Stop Adani’ collab with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
- The Bondi Markets, one of the first places Kristy got her start selling her jewelry
- Kristy’s work with major organisations including Creative Victoria
- The Museum of Contemporary Art, who were one of the first to feature Kristy’s work
- The salon behind Kristy’s excellent nails, Miss Jay Nails
- One of Haus of Dizzy’s fav collaborations, the ‘Warrior’ set, with artist Coffin Birth
Shout Out to:
- Gammin Threads, created by Tahnee Edwards
Kristy Dickinson is a Wiradjuri designer and self-described ‘Queen of Bling’ who has been making jewellery for over 18 years. In 2015 she started her business ‘Haus of Dizzy’, specializing in bright, oversized statement jewellery pieces incorporating elements of female empowerment and pride in her Indigenous heritage, and worn by the likes of Miranda Tapsell, Nakkiah Lui and Dan Sultan. The range is stocked in stores throughout Australia, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum Victoria, and overseas in America’s cult fashion store, Dolls Kill.Through her pieces, Kristy shines a light on political, Queer, Indigenous, environmental and feminist issues.