Unusual, Funky, Trendy, Unique Handcrafted Jewellery

Unusual Funky Rings

Handcrafted jewellery has been around for centuries, and in recent years, it has experienced a resurgence in popularity. The interest in handmade and unique pieces is driven by consumers who are looking for something a bit different and personal. 

Whether you're looking for something unusual, funky, trendy, or unique, handcrafted jewellery can take your outfit to the next level and make a statement effortlessly.

Unusual, and unique handcrafted jewellery stands out from the traditional and mainstream options. It is made using creative and innovative designs, techniques and materials that add an element of surprise and quirkiness to your look.

This type of jewellery is not limited to a specific style or material. It is often made from a variety of handcrafted and found objects, beads, metals, fabrics, and other organic materials. 

Wearing funky handmade jewellery is a great way to express your individuality and add a touch of personality to your look. If you're looking for a unique piece of jewellery that reflects your style, then consider browsing through the inSync design collection, where you can find a range of statement earrings, unusual necklaces, handmade brooches, and super comfortable rings that allows your individuality to shine.

Unique Necklaces



Handcrafted jewellery comes in many forms, each with its own unique style and design. A very popular type of handcrafted jewellery is beaded jewellery, made using beads of various shapes, sizes, and materials. Another type is wire jewellery, made by twisting and bending wire into intricate designs. Metal jewellery, using metals like silver, gold, stainless steel, copper and brass, is also a popular option. Fabric jewellery is made using materials like cotton, silk, and leather is gaining popularity for its unique and earthy look. Other types of handcrafted jewellery include resin jewellery, wood jewellery, and clay jewellery.

Choosing the right handcrafted jewellery can be a daunting task, with so many beautiful and unique pieces available. To simplify the process, it's essential to consider a few key factors. First, think about your personal style and the occasion for which you're buying the jewellery. If you're looking for something for everyday wear, choose a piece that is simple, versatile, comfortable to wear and matches your style. If you're looking for a statement piece, consider a bold and eye-catching design that complements your outfit and style. Another important factor is the material used. Look for high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting, such as precious metals, stainless steel and natural gems and organic materials. Finally, consider the craftsmanship and design of the jewellery. Handcrafted jewellery is often made with great attention to detail, so look for pieces that are well-made and unique.

How to care for handmade jewellery

Handcrafted jewellery is a beautiful and unique addition to any collection, but it's essential to take good care of your pieces to keep them looking their best over time. Firstly, it's important to store your jewellery in a safe and dry place to avoid damage or tarnishing. Regular cleaning with a soft cloth and mild soap or a jewellery cleaner can help maintain the shine and lustre of your pieces. Avoid wearing your handcrafted jewellery while swimming, showering, gardening or doing any strenuous activity, as this can cause damage or even loss of your jewellery. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your handcrafted jewellery for years to come. 

Creative ideas for wearing handcrafted jewellery 

Adding handcrafted jewellery to your wardrobe is a great way to express your style and stand out from the crowd. Here are some creative ideas for wearing handcrafted jewellery to make a statement:

  • Layer different pieces of handcrafted jewellery to create a unique, eye-catching look.
  • Create a cohesive look by wearing several handcrafted pieces with the same colour, theme or material.
  • Mix and match different types of handcrafted jewellery to create an eclectic look.
  • Wear handcrafted jewellery with your favourite outfit to add a special touch.
  • Add a pop of colour to a minimalist or monochrome outfit with a bold, colourful piece of handcrafted jewellery.

Beautiful Brooches

Stay professional

Handcrafted jewellery can easily spice up your conservative workwear, while still keeping it professional. There’s no reason “polished” should be “boring”. Consider wearing a statement necklace around the collar of a buttoned-up blouse to add a pop of colour and interest without compromising your professional image. For more colourful outfits, keep your necklace within the same colour range for a sophisticated look. In a professional environment, you want people to appreciate your overall look, so adding a few interesting focal points with handmade jewellery would create drama in a sophisticated way.

Aim for proportion

When it comes to bold, unusual jewellery, wearing multiple pieces at once may overwhelm your look. Try pairing small, subtle pieces with a large statement piece – for example, small earrings with a large necklace, or no necklace and a pair of large, funky earrings. Also, skip the necklace if your neckline covers most of your chest with intricate details; this is another time when statement earrings or a unique bracelet will be a better option.

Make a shift

Shift dresses are popular options for work and casual wear, and these versatile garments generally have high, simple necklines that are super easy to accessorise. The perfect handcrafted jewellery can make all the difference when it comes to giving your shift that ultimate “wow” factor. Try putting together a solid shift dress, an up-do hairstyle, and a bold, trendy necklace or a brooch for a great look.

Funcky Brooch

Pair it with a V-neck

V-necks are the perfect backdrop to an artsy necklace. If your dress or top has this type of neckline, add a statement necklace that follows the angular shape. A great handcrafted necklace can add dimension to your outfit and fill in some of the space left by the V-neck. Also, keep in mind that you aren’t limited to just one necklace. Layering a couple of necklaces together makes an even more prominent statement, so find two that work together well. Try layering two chunky pieces or one smaller piece with a larger, more dramatic piece for balance.

Unique Handcrafter Earrings


When you buy handcrafted jewellery, you’re supporting local artisans and helping to preserve traditional crafts. Additionally, since it is often made in small editions and with natural materials, it is often more sustainable and eco-friendly than mass-produced jewellery.

Handcrafted jewellery stands out from mass-produced jewellery because of its uniqueness and individual approach. Each piece is made by skilled artisans and carries a personal touch and the makers’ energy that makes it special and meaningful. Handmade jewellery is also made with great attention to detail, using high-quality and durable materials, and processes to create timeless and long-lasting pieces. 

Most importantly, when you purchase handcrafted jewellery, you support small businesses and local artisans, promoting sustainability and ethical practices. By choosing handcrafted jewellery, you're not only adding a unique piece to your collection but also supporting the art of jewellery making and contributing to a more conscious and responsible fashion industry.

Ultimately, wearing handcrafted jewellery can be a great confidence booster and a way to express your individuality. It can also be a great conversation starter, as it is often unique and one of a kind.

Enjoy the compliments ;)

Based on 728 reviews

Love it and great value!!

X2 Calibre Necklace - Raw/Black/Gold

Another stunner

X2 Calibre Necklace - Raw/Black/Gold
Carol M.
Mixed colour stunner

This is an absolute stunner of a necklace - simply elegant - works with everything. Love it

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Carol, I appreciate it! I'm thrilled that you love your new necklace and find it to be such a versatile piece. Thanks again for supporting my work and enjoy wearing your new necklace and the compliments it brings ;)

Pink is it! Gorgeous brooch in pink looking good with any colour top.

Another pair of earrings

I have three pairs of Pebble earrings and a pair of Plunge earrings. I love them all. The Pebbles travel overseas with me because the catch is so good I know they will never slip off. And they are so tactile and striking, dressing up any outfit.The Plunge earrings are so stylish and my dress-up go to. So why did I need another pair - clearly I didn’t, but the Meander studs are just irresistible. Perfect size and weight with the most gorgeous contours. Thanks Iris. Your designs are always so innovative.

Thank you so much for your amazing review Kris, I appreciate it! I’m thrilled you love your Pebble and Plunge earrings, especially that they’ve become your trusty travel buddies and go-to for dressing up. I’m really excited that the Meander studs have won you over as well—they’re a personal favourite of mine too! Your kind words about the designs mean everything to me. Thanks so much for your support, Iris x

Orbit Ring

Have been looking for a ring with a difference.
Came across inSync design.
What I found was unsual, different and most beautifully crafted handmade pieces of art.
The piece that spoke to me was the Orbit ring. I'm in love with this piece of difference.
On arrival, my purchase was beautifully packaged and on opening there was a personal message to me.
Will be buying more pieces to add to my collection.

Thank you so much for your kind words Irene and for choosing the Orbit ring from inSync design! I’m thrilled that you're in love with your new piece. I take great pride in crafting unique and beautifully handmade pieces, and it means the world to me that my work resonates with you. Enjoy wearing the ring and the compliments it brings ;)


I have bought the earrings because I already have a necklace from InSync that I love it’s so light (perfect for hot weather) and looks stunning.
I love these earrings because they’re so sculptural in design, the quality is excellent and I’ve had lots of compliments when I wear them.

I'm thrilled that you're loving your new earrings! It's wonderful to know that my pieces have become staples in your collection, especially since you already adore the necklace. I totally get the need for lightweight accessories, especially in hot weather, and I'm so glad that our earrings are hitting the mark in terms of comfort and style. Your appreciation for the sculptural design and quality craftsmanship means a lot to me, and I'm truly grateful for your support. :star2::sparkling_heart:

Lap Brooch - Raw Stainless Steel
Adrienne M.
A rare and unusual brooch

Excellent design and creativity once again! I love wearing your pieces and proudly own and wear some of them earliest pieces you released. Great Australian design, Iris!

Thank you so much for your kind words Adrienne! I love knowing that you're enjoying my designs and I'm honoured to have you as a loyal supporter since the earliest days of inSync. Your enthusiasm for my work means the world to me. I'm always striving to create unique and meaningful pieces that bring joy to those who wear them, and your feedback inspires me to keep pushing the boundaries of creativity. Thanks again for your support, and here's to many more inspirations! :star2::tada:

A Lovely Piece

I bought this for my wife for our 11th wedding anniversary (the traditional gift for 11 years is steel). I'm so glad I found inSync Design. The piece is so elegant and my wife absolutely loves it. It pairs well with any dress type and now we are looking to get the matching earrings (I suspect, now that my wife has seen the website, it's going to cost me a lot of money!). The sweetener to the deal is that inSync design is Australian, so my purchase supports an Australian artist who designs and crafts their pieces in Australia. Doesn't get any better than that!

Wow, what a beautiful way to celebrate your 11th wedding anniversary! I'm delighted that the piece from inSync design was the perfect choice for such a special occasion and I'm thrilled that your wife loves it so much and that you're considering adding the matching earrings too. Thanks so much, I truly appreciate your support, Iris x

Wedge Earrings - Raw Stainless Steel
Dominique H.
My ever growing inSync collection!

Unusual, quirky, just what I love about inSync design creations, so much so that I had to buy the brooch to match the earings!

Thanks so much for the kind words Dominique, I'm thrilled that you're building up your inSync collection. It's wonderful to know that my unique and quirky designs resonate with you. Matching the earrings with the brooch is what I had in mind when designing them and I'm pleased you like that! Your support means the world to me, and I can't wait to see what other pieces you'll add to your collection next. Thanks again for your support, Iris x

My favourite brooch. It goes brilliantly with all my knitted scarves.

Love it!

Love it!

So pleased that you love your new necklace. Enjoy wearing it and the compliments it brings ;)

Statement piece

Love my InSync pieces so much. No need to buy jewellery from anywhere else ever again. Thankyou for your prompt service and attention to detail. I always enjoy the little personal touches to the parcel as well.

Wow, thank you for such a glowing review Rachel, I appreciate it and I’m thrilled that you love your inSync pieces so much. I'm delighted to know that I was able to exceed your expectations with prompt service and attention to detail that have made your experience a positive one. I appreciate your support, and look forward to continuing to make you new and exciting jewellery pieces that you love.

Wedge Earrings - Raw Stainless Steel
Carol M.
Wedge earrings

Another fabulous InSync design love them

Thank you so much for your kind words Carol, I appreciate it! I'm thrilled that you love the new Wedge earrings as much as I do! Enjoy wearing your new earrings and the compliments they bring ;) :star2::sparkles:

Simply Stunning

I love my earrings from InSync. They are light to wear & so different to what's available anywhere. I've received so many compliments.

I'm thrilled that you love your new earrings Lana! :star2: It's wonderful to know that they're not only light and comfortable to wear but also stand out as unique pieces. Your kind words mean the world to me, and I love knowing that my pieces bring you joy and garner compliments from others. Thank you for your support, and here's to many more moments of style and confidence with your inSync earrings! :sparkles:


Different & stunning. I love this necklace. It's original & Different. Everyone is complimenting me.

Thank you so much for your heartwarming review Lana! I’m thrilled that you love your necklace and that it's receiving so many compliments. Creating unique and creative pieces is what inSync is all about, and I'm delighted that it has resonated with you and others. Enjoy your new necklace and the compliments it brings :)

Nice jewellery

This is a lovey piece of quality jewellery and the customer service was excellent.

Thank you so much for your kind words Toney, I appreciate it! I'm thrilled that you love your new necklace and that I was able to exceed your expectations. Enjoy your new necklace and the compliments it brings ;)

Stunning necklace!

I was waiting for this gorgeous Rise necklace become available again. I was lucky enough to get one in the stainless steel color before. I am so excited that I’ve just ordered the matt gold one!

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Rie! I'm thrilled that you love this necklace so much that you purchased it in another colour!! Your feedback means a lot to me, and I'm grateful for your support. x

Wedge Earrings - Raw Stainless Steel
Nola P.

Earrings are fabulous. Love the 'point of difference' that Iris often puts into her jewellery. Lots of complements.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Nola! I'm thrilled that you love these earrings and the compliments they bring! Your feedback means a lot to me, and I'm grateful for your support.

Gale Brooch - Pink
Rosamund T.
Pink - Wow!

I love that you are now producing pink jewellery. My new brooch is splendid.
Hope you can do some in blue too, please.
And then how about green?

I love that you are inspired by the colour Rosamund! the pink was made as a limited edition small collection after asking the community for their choice of colour, you never know…. I might run blue or green next… enjoy ;)

Love, love, love

Love these to BITZ!!!!!

Love Love Love that you loving them Warren! ;)

I like the asymmetrical design.

I like the asymmetrical design. However the leather straps don’t fall in a nice way and one has already come loose from pendant.

I'm glad that you appreciate the design of the necklace and I apologise for the issue with the rubber straps coming loose from the pendant. This shouldn't have happened, and I'm sorry for any inconvenience it has caused you. I would appreciate it if you could send the necklace back to me for repair. I will, of course, refund your postage expenses. Alternatively, I am happy for you to exchange it for another piece if you prefer.
I look forward to hearing from you and make sure you are happy with your purchase, Iris

Cotter Brooch - 22ct Gold Plate
Frances D.
Feisty statement

The Cotter brooch is much larger than I imagined, bolder. It's gorgeous, and more than a statement.

Thank you for your review Frances! I'm delighted that the Cotter brooch exceeded your expectations and made a bold statement. I strive to create pieces that stand out and evoke a sense of beauty and confidence, and we're thrilled that you find the brooch gorgeous and impactful. Enjoy, Iris x

Makes outfit complete

Beautiful brooch but nobody has made a comment on it?

Thanks so much for the five star review Pauline. I am thrilled you loved the brooch and it completed your outfit. However I understand it can be disappointing when compliments don't come pouring in, but rest assured, your style is making a statement all on its own. Sometimes, the most beautiful things speak for themselves, enjoy it ;)

Cotter Brooch - Claret
Angela S.
Beautiful pieces

So well crafted and the design is lovely. InSync’s jewellery is my favourite

Thank you so much for your kind words Angela! I’m thrilled that you appreciate the craftsmanship and design of my pieces and it means the world to me knowing that inSync's jewellery is your favorite. Your support is truly valued, and I look forward to continuing to inspire you with my new creations in the future! Iris x