Hi! I'm Nicole! The designer and maker behind Fat Mango Creative.
I started Fat Mango Creative in January 2018 selling handmade cards as a creative outlet from a stressful day corporate job.
I had always found it difficult to find fun, foodie, bright, colourful and quirky earrings that didn't irritate my sensitive ears.
After discovering handmade earrings, i thought i'd have a go at making my own and entered the world of acrylic earring design. I don't have a background in design and never studied art at school so i set about learning as much as i could, practicing and honing my new found skill. I wanted to ensure the pieces i created not only looked good but were functional, flattering, comfortable, hypoallergenic and would stand the test of time. I also wanted to combine etching and hand painted details into the designs.
Fast forward to June 2018, I ditched the handmade cards and released my first acrylic earring collection on Etsy.
After an incredible response to my designs, in August 2018, I made the decision to close my Etsy store and open my very own website. My little biz grew from strength to strength and thanks to my incredible community of Fat Mango Friends, in April 2021 despite the middle of a global pandemic, i was able to quit my corporate job and run Fat Mango full time.
It brings me so much happiness to see my pieces put a smile on someones dial and spread joy through colour and creativity.
Yours In Lobe Love, Nicole xx